CAG report on Commonwealth Games 2010.

Well-planned urban green landscapes, including wildscapes and green spaces, have the potential to contribute to climate change adaptation and mitigation. Yet for cities in low-income countries, the value of these urban landscapes in climate change response strategies is often disregarded and remains largely unexploited and unaccounted for. This paper discusses the potential role of urban green landscapes as a “soft engineering” climate change response strategy, and calls for the pursuance of management practices that preserve and promote the use of these urban spaces.

Esther David

Lately, since we have been reading and seeing changes in the river Sabarmati in the context of the riverfront development project, rivers are very much on the mind. So, while going to Vadodara, it was interesting to study the scenery between both cities.

Mumbai The Ministry of Environment & Forests (MOEF) has objected to a proposal by the Maharashtra State Coastal Zone Management Authority (MSCZMA) that envisages an elevated walkway as part of the redevelopment and beautification of Chaityabhoomi in Dadar.

The government in 2001 initiated a project for the beautification of Chaityabhoomi, the final resting place of Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar in Dada


It was a drive to beautify the Games venues but now most of the potted plants worth `38 crores are not going to be of any use as the security agencies had discovered that they could be a security hazard.

Almost 40 per cent of land along the Sabarmati riverfront will now be set aside for designer gardens, allowing residents to take in some fresh air

Ahmedabad: The Sabarmati riverfront could well become the city

Paul John | TNN
Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) is taking a step that would to some extent wash away the sins committed by civic planners leading to a disorderly growth. For the first time, the AMC would be practising, what they call, micro zoning in the area under Sabarmati riverfront
project influence.

Kumar Manish | TNN

Ahmedabad: Walking along the Sabarmati in the night will soon be a starry affair. This is because aesthetically-designed lamps will line up the walkway in future.
Sabarmati Riverfront Development Corporation Limited (SRFDCL) plans to spend Rs 7.3 crore on installing lighting system at lower promenade of the ambitious project.

An eco park, full of rare and precious varieties of herbs, trees and healing plants, in south Bangalore is under threat from BBMP's beautification drive.

Citizens are crying foul over the Government