The National Green Tribunal today directed Delhi government and other concerned authorities to expeditiously decide on rehabilitation of slum clusters near railway tracks.

As part of the policy on untenable slums, the state government will provide Rs 4 lakh grant per dwelling unit to an urban local body.Giving a major boost to the efforts of Rajkot Municipal Corporat

The demolition drive was undertaken by the BMC after a massive fire broke out in the Deonar dumping ground and fire brigade officials complained of access difficulty due to encroachment by illegal

Based on the experience of slum sanitation initiatives implemented in a number of urban centers in India, over the last decades, this Guide draws out the critical drivers that appear to explain some facets of successful community slum sanitation initiatives.

Data collection methods and poverty measures have not caught up with the reality of an increasingly urbanised world; as a result, it is increasingly likely that urban poverty is underestimated.

The Handbook is intended to provide authentic and reliable database covering various aspects of urban sector such as urban demography, socio-economic indicators of various urban centres in the country, urban employment, public expenditure on urban development, urban transport and performance of cities under urban reform indicators.

KOLKATA: The state's first and country's second solar slum was inaugurated on Tuesday by state power minister Manish Gupta at Topsia's Majdoor Para area falling under ward number 66 of the Kolkata

The 'Swachh Survekshan', is a survey commissioned by the Ministry of Urban Development – the first for Swachh Bharat Mission, launched on 2nd October 2014.

Paralleling the increasing disparities in income and wealth worldwide since the 1980s, cities in developing countries have witnessed the emergence of a growing divergence of lifestyles, particularly within the middle classes, reinforced by the widening gap between the quality of public and private educational and health care institutions, spatia

Diarrheal disease is the world’s second leading cause of death among young children. It claims more than half a million lives of children under five years old each year, accounting for 9% of global child deaths. It is also a leading cause of morbidity in children, including chronic malnutrition. The original United Nations Millennium Development Goals included a target to reduce the mortality rate among children under five by two-thirds by 2015.

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