The Education Committee of the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) has urged the Delhi government to renew its efforts for providing clean drinking water to MCD schools, 35 of which have no water supply at present.

*MC yet to recover Rs 7 cr from villages and colonies; Rs 5 cr from govt depts. The Municipal Corporation (MC) is yet to recover pending water bills amounting to around Rs 12 crore.

The civic body won

New Delhi: The MCD

BHUBANESWAR: In what could be called a rare honour for the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC), the urban local body has been chosen for the prestigious UN Sasakawa Award 2011 for disaster risk reduction initiatives.

Mayor Ananat Narayan Jena, who received the communication from the UN International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (ISDR) Secretariat, said the BMC was selected by the UN Sasa

Cabinet approves blanket ban on sale, storage and usage
The Delhi Cabinet on Monday approved a blanket ban on manufacture, sale, storage and usage of plastic bags under Section 5 of the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986.

Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit said the Municipal Corporation of Delhi, New Delhi Municipal Council and Delhi Police would be instructed to strictly enforce the ban.

To reduce the plastic menace, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has proposed to impose a

Ranchi Municipal Corporation (RMC) today scrapped the master plan of 1983, on the basis of which the present anti-encroachment drive is being carried out in the capital, and sent the same for ratification by the urban development department, even as bulldozers remained silent through the day as protesters hit the streets in support of the displaced.

The decision to nullify the master plan was t

Proposals with suggestions of councillors to be sent to Admn for approval
The Municipal Corporation approved a budget of Rs 812.92 crore for the financial year 2011-12 on Monday. T

This includes Rs 429.98 crore under the Plan head, Rs 233.40 crore under the Non-Plan head and Rs 149.54 crore as its own receipts.

The environmental problems confronting Indian cities today have arisen because millions of people have been forced to live in illegal settlements that lack adequate sanitation and other basic urban services. This is the result of two factors. The first is the legacy of the colonial city characterized by inequitable access to sanitation services, a failure to manage urban growth and the proliferation of slums, and the inadequate funding of urban governments.

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