Pune Plantation drive: PMC lays condition for care of plants for at least three years as activists predict a non-starter

This new report by Mckinsey warns that lack of effective policies to manage urbanization could jeopardize India's GDP growth rate. Suggests adoption of a new operational model for cities with an investment of $1.2 trillion to keep pace with the growing urbanization.

The world's urban population now exceeds the world's rural population. What does this mean for the state of our cities, given the strain this global demographic shift is placing upon current urban infrastructure?

High courts should replicate for states what the Supreme Court has done for Delhi's environment
M J Antony / New Delhi March 31, 2010, 0:07 IST

Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit on Sunday said that the ITO Chungi in the east Delhi would be developed into a green zone on the pattern of the AIIMS flyover. The 36 acre areas surrounding ITOChungi will be divided into four pockets as part of the drive to make them green zones.

NEW DELHI: The Delhi Government's Forest Department will provide one million potted plants for the upcoming Commonwealth Games in the city. In all three to five million potted plants will be required of which the Forest Department will provide one million plants.

KOLKATA, 4 MARCH: The state urban development department will prepare an environmental resource management plan to preserve natural resources in the civic bodies.
Mr Asok Bhattacharya, state minister for urban development said the plan will be mooted in every ward within the municipal area. He laid the foundation stone of Subhas Sarobar this afternoon.

Pune The Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) has decided to undertake a special initiative for environment protection and increase the green cover of the city with an oxygen park on Taljai Hills.

This recent HBF publication focuses on the role of cities in solving the climate crisis and presents models of sustainable architecture and urban planning.

G Manjusainath, Bangalore, Mar 1, DHNS:

The Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP)