Pune, August 27 Use soluble clay and vegetable dyes to make 20,000 idols for festival
The forthcoming Ganesh festival may be an environment-friendly one, thanks to the efforts of the Directorate of Social Forestry through its National Green Corps (NGC).

Over 800 schools across the state have made 20,000 eco-friendly Ganesh idols

Pune, August 25 Civic body proposes to raise Rs 2,600-crore urban transport fund for metro, Rs 2,300 crore for ring road land acquisition

Pune, August 19 In a major relief to Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC), the Union government on Tuesday approved Rs 511 crore additional funds for roadwork, including BRTS, being implemented under JNNURM. Of this, the Commonwealth Youth Games (CYG) roads get Rs 165 crore though there are only about 50 days to go for its inaugural day.
"The Union government has approved the revised estimation proposal of the PMC with additional funds of Rs 511 crore,' Mayor Rajlaxmi Bhosale told The Indian Express from Delhi.

Pune, August 13 Pimpri-Chinchwad Municipal Corporation (PCMC) officials need no longer shuttle between Delhi and Pune for review meetings on the progress of Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM) projects.
The last review meeting on Tuesday saw PCMC and JNNURM officials on a video-conference for the first time. Both Pimpri-Chinchwad Municipal Commissioner Asheesh Sharma and Pune Municipal Commissioner Praveensinh Pardeshi attended the meeting.

Pune, August 03 As part of its initiative to make cantonment areas greener, the Pune Cantonment Board (PCB) has organised a mass tree plantation drive on the premises of the Race Course. On August 5, a total of 3,000 saplings will be planted at various spots inside the Race Course premises.
"Students and staff from several schools and organisations respectively from the cantonment zone have been invited to participate in the project, which will be phase two of the board's tree plantation initiative," said S K Sardana, chief executive officer (CEO), PCB.

Pune, August 1 Rs 3.19 crore deposit money collected for tree-felling lying unclaimed with PMC

Is urban public transport subsidised more than its private counterpart? Through a case study of urban transport in Pune, this article demonstrates that car and two-wheeler users receive larger subsidies than bus users when all costs imposed by transport modes are considered.

This paper by Prayas Energy Group exposes the hidden subsidies enjoyed by users of cars and two wheelers, thus marginalizing the needier sections. It uses a case study of urban transport in Pune to show that a bus user is much less subsidized than a car or a two-wheeler user.

Global carmakers and others who fight a feverish technology battle to push hydrogen as affordable and clean fuel in their vehicles may soon have an Indian research team to thank. Scientists led by K. Vijayamohanan Pillai at the National Chemical Laboratory (NCL) in Pune have tweaked a material that is at the heart of a hydrogen-based fuel cell in such a way that the electrochemical device is capable of delivering more power for the same set-up.

Pune, July 22 Image Building: 240 of them to be built on BoT basis by Oct
Ahead of the 2008 Commonwealth Youth Games (CYG), the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) has decided to install public toilets at 82 locations to prevent open defecation in areas where these amenities are missing. Officials said that the move is aimed at projecting a "good image' of the city among participants and visitors during the international sporting event.