Benchmarking is an effective tool to improve performance. The 2007 Benchmarking and Data Book of Water Utilities in India provides information on water utilities in 20 cities of the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM). The analysis and profiles in this data book would be useful in identifying new JNNURM
projects to improve water utility performance.

The Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM) was introduced in 2005 with Rs 50,000-crore central aid. Another Rs 50,000 was to be raised from the private sector. The aim was to

On December 3, 2005, prime minister Manmohan Singh launched "the single largest initiative of the Government of India for a planned development of our cities'. The programme, the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (jnnurm), acknowledged that urbanisation was a "relentless process' that had caused an acute urban crisis.

City Development Plan for Kanpur city is both a perspective and vision for the future development. Kanpur City Development Plan (CDP) is the culmination of a study which was commenced by JPS Associates. This report is based on invaluable inputs the consultants received from the various stakeholders and the officers associated with the development of the city.

Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission has been launched by Govt. of India in the year 2005-2006 to carry out development of selected city.

The CDP aims at developing Srinagar as major tourist city by addressing the issues of ecological preservation, economic growth, poverty, good governance, development of infrastructure, improve traffic and transportation and delivery of basic services to the urban poor through a consultative process of strategizing and visioning.

As per 2001 population census 285.35 million people reside in urban areas. It constitutes 27.8% of the total population of the country. In post-independence era while population of India has grown three times, the urban population has grown five times. The rising urban population has also given rise to increase in the number of urban poor.

06 Mar 2013

Catalysing safe design for public spaces should be among the top priorities to make cities safe for women, children and the elderly

LUCKNOW: The Globe Park near CDRI would now be named after country's first president Rajendra Prasad. Likewise the crossing near the high court would be named after former advocate general and Samajwadi Party Rajya Sabha MP, late Virendra Bhatia.

As crude oil prices continue to rise, diesel price reform becomes even more essential. At stake is the longterm sustainable development of India. While the case for deregulation appears strong, diesel price control imposes many costs on our country.

The current diesel subsidy of about Rs 7 per litre costs state-run oil companies over Rs 125 crore a day.