Manisha Jha

NEW DELHI: With the monsoon withdrawing and the Commonwealth Games barely days away, the greens planted by the civic bodies at various road stretches and strategic points in the Capital have started showing signs of wilting.

This prompted Public Works Department Minister Raj Kumar Chauhan to respond to the matter by issuing a fresh notification to the PWD's department of horticul

Hyderabad, Sept.

We had a report from our Kochi office the other day on the tree census in the city, one of many finally being undertaken by civic bodies through the country. Common to all these is a stress on magnitudes -total number, zone-wise breakdown, specie-wise numbers.

Hyderabad, Sept 26: The GHMC has found that 6,000 trees stand in the path of the 71-km Hyderabad Metro Rail Project. This apart, 3,000 private and government properties, electric poles, water and sewerage lines as well as cables will also need to be removed

SYED ASIM ALI
NEW DELHI

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.

Mumbai Under sharp criticism for the increasing number of road accidents that have resulted from trees
falling on passersby and faced with a staff shortage, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has now decided to allow private contractors to prune old and dangerous trees.

Re-development Plan Has Curious Shapes For Commercial Plots Without Margin Space, Inspired From European Models
Paul John | TNN

Ahmedabad: Take a cursory glance at the re-development plan prepared for the riverfront and you will be taken aback by the curious shapes of commercial plots to be put on sale.

The 2010 World Disasters Report (WDR) focuses on urban risk in the context of a world which is urbanizing rapidly, where over half the world’s population now live in cities for the first time and more people than ever before live in slums.

This paper is a joint review undertaken to identify opportunities and implications for early warning systems in the light of changing climate.

The main objective of this report is to strengthen understanding of climate-related risks and impacts in coastal megacities in developing countries using case studies of three cities that are different in their climate, hydrological, and socioeconomic characteristics.

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