Rapid pace of urbanization has led to generation of large quantities of solid waste and hazardous waste in many cities of India. The rate of generation of waste has increased beyond the handling capacities of civic agencies responsible for collection and disposal of wastes.

This multi-agency study was designed to prepare a co-benefit action plan for air pollution control in Hyderabad, India, with base year 2006. The program included a year long source apportionment study, bottom-up air pollution analysis and co-benefits analysis of the city action plan.

This report summarizes the activities that occurred as part of the FTA Mission to India conducted in September 2008. The mission provided the opportunity to members of the U.S. delegation to meet with senior Indian transportation officials, and to learn of India

Hyderabad, Oct. 21: It is lopsided policies that leave Andhra Pradesh and its capital water-starved more than scarcity of the precious commodity. If the state is able to manage the available water resources and ensure 24/7 water supply, it would be more economical and safe than intermittent water supply which has many hidden costs.

Hyderabad, Oct. 21: The practice of laying water pipelines close to sewer lines has led to the spread of water-borne diseases during monsoon. While digging roads for laying cable lines, the rain water gushes in and seeps into the water pipelines after getting mixed with the raw sewerage and run off from the sewer lines. Leakage of sewer lines is quite common in Hyderabad.

Hyderabad, Oct. 14: The Centre has sanctioned a Rs 125-crore project for the modernisation of stormwater and drainage system in the city. The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation is planning to spend the amount for improving the stormwater disposal system at Punjagutta, Jubilee Hills, Banjara Hills and Khairatabad.

Hyderabad, Sept. 30: More and more traffic police personnel in the city are suffering from asthma, bronchitis and other respiratory disorders because of severe air pollution. The level of suspended particulate matter in the city air is higher than the national average and traffic cops, who are in the thick of it, face much of its detrimental effects.

Hyderabad Sept. 29: Rapid development has increased pollution and depleted the city

There is growing recognition on the part of policymakers that cities play a crucial role in the national economy, and current policies mark a significant rupture from those followed over the years.

There is growing recognition on the part of policymakers that cities play a crucial role in the national economy, and current policies mark a significant rupture from those followed over the years.

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