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ORF study highlights appalling state of sanitation at Mumbai railway stations
Jun 03, 2010

ORF study highlights appalling state of sanitation at Mumbai railway stations

The study urges urgent action to improve the state of sanitation and demands facilities comparable to those at airports

Poor sanitation in Mumbai’s slums is compounding the Covid19 threat
May 16, 2020

Poor sanitation in Mumbai’s slums is compounding the Covid19 threat

‘One home, one toilet’ is the only lasting solution to combat the coronavirus in Mumbai’s informal settlements

Requirements for maintaining urban sanitation
Mar 27, 2024

Requirements for maintaining urban sanitation

Sanitation challenges will continue to persist in urban centres until there is an expansion in the managerial, financial, and technological capacities

Resolving Mumbai's slum sanitation will make India ODF
Sep 26, 2023

Resolving Mumbai's slum sanitation will make India ODF

Despite the success of the Swachh Bharat Mission, there is a need for a paradigm shift in the approach to slum sanitation in Mumbai

Tracking India’s Progress in Clean Water and Sanitation: A Sub-National Analysis
Jun 01, 2020

Tracking India’s Progress in Clean Water and Sanitation: A Sub-National Analysis

This paper creates an index to track the achievement of UN Sustainable Development Goal 6 (SDG 6: Clean Water and Sanitation) across India’s states. The SDG 6 index incorporates both supply-side indicators and demand management variables, as well as institutional interventions. In this paper, state-wise indices are constructed to identify their respective performances in the domains of access to clean water and provision of sanitation facilitie

Budget allocation for urban development expected to rise by 12 percent
Feb 10, 2024

Budget allocation for urban development expected to rise by 12 percent

The increase in funds allocated for improving the quality of life in urban areas by 12 percent, as pledged in the Interim Budget, is positively receiv

China's urban transformation strategy
Jun 20, 2018

China's urban transformation strategy

The appraisal of select aspects of China’s urbanisation strategy and the progress in implementation indicate a massive urban transformation.

Community-based approaches to tackle open defecation in rural India: Theory, evidence and policies
Dec 03, 2018

Community-based approaches to tackle open defecation in rural India: Theory, evidence and policies

Open defecation (OD), an age-old practice in India, impacts the health of individuals as well as their communities. To tackle the problem, the Government of India launched the Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM) in 2014, aimed at making the country open-defecation free (ODF) by October 2019 by giving more attention to community-based approaches. However, while such approaches have helped solve the sanitation riddle in many countries, curbing OD in India

Improving India’s Justice Delivery System: Why Infrastructure Matters
Aug 16, 2023

Improving India’s Justice Delivery System: Why Infrastructure Matters

The multiple crises besetting India’s justice delivery system are related to a large extent to what the Chief Justice calls “dilapidated” infrastructure. Indeed, it is empirically known that there is a positive correlation between adequacy of infrastructure—whether courtrooms, chambers, sanitation facilities, or digital connectivity—and productivity in the delivery of justice. This brief highlights the stark gaps in infrastructu

India’s urban moment: The pressing need for a new thought architecture
Jun 06, 2019

India’s urban moment: The pressing need for a new thought architecture

India’s emerging urban moment is caught between two realities: inadequate systems in public transportation, housing, waste management, and access to sanitation and health; and a burgeoning ecosystem of enterprising individuals, communities and start-ups pushing innovative solutions to these very same civic issues. This paper examines India’s urban picture and understands how the urban narrative of crumbling systems and inadequate infrastructu

Is India losing its shine?
Apr 17, 2012

Is India losing its shine?

India will never lose its allure in some ways because of its unique culture and warmth. But on other fronts, India is slipping especially if it does not care about giving an equal opportunity to all its citizens for a better life -- like good rural roads, affordable housing, clean drinking water, food, sanitation, education and health services.

LiFE, degrowth and SDGs: Some epistemological concerns
May 12, 2023

LiFE, degrowth and SDGs: Some epistemological concerns

Global North and South have different ambitions, but LiFE helps draw a common thread somewhere between the two without asking them to compromise on th

Local elections to decide the future of Nepal
May 10, 2022

Local elections to decide the future of Nepal

As Nepal is on the cusp of elections, would the new local government be able to meet the people’s aspirations for development?

Pathways towards resilient cities
May 23, 2023

Pathways towards resilient cities

As urbanisation in India ratchets up, cities would need to be more resilient, both environmentally and economically

Plenty to be done to NE borders and people
Jun 27, 2015

Plenty to be done to NE borders and people

Despite the strategic significance of the corridor leading to Bomdila, Selapass, Tawang and Bumla Pass, the state of the road infrastructure is deplorable. Accessibility to food, proper sanitation, waste disposal and more importantly transport and logistics are some of the key concerns.

Re-examining and Re-positioning India’s Nutrition Programme for Accelerating Improvements in Maternal and Child Nutrition
Aug 24, 2017

Re-examining and Re-positioning India’s Nutrition Programme for Accelerating Improvements in Maternal and Child Nutrition

India's progress in reducing the prevalent stunting rate in under-five children has been slow, and it must work hard to double the current annual rate of decline if it hopes to meet its sustainable development goals. Among others, this target requires ninety-percent coverage of women and children in the first one thousand days of life with evidence-based Essential Nutrition Interventions (ENIs) and maternal-child health services. Such coverage of

Reimagine cities, rethink urban policymaking, realign its purpose
Jan 28, 2021

Reimagine cities, rethink urban policymaking, realign its purpose

It is about recognising that while cities offer economic opportunities to millions, they come with poor and overcrowded housing, lack of safe water an

Rethinking Health: India and the World
Jan 26, 2022

Rethinking Health: India and the World

India’s success in meeting the SDGs ensure the success of the global community, making an “India Model” the blueprint for large parts of the wor

South Asia Weekly Report 76
Jun 15, 2009

South Asia Weekly Report 76

Sri Lanka is seeking foreign aid for the resettlement of 280,000 predominantly Tamil refugees, officially known as Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), languishing in camps without any access to basic amenities like food, clothing and sanitation.

The road to Smart City planning: A historical co-evolution of urban planning and information systems 
Jul 20, 2022

The road to Smart City planning: A historical co-evolution of urban planning and information systems 

The internet and urban planning have been historically interrelated and has influenced each other’s development.

Transforming denial into deliberation: The case of manual scavenging
Dec 21, 2021

Transforming denial into deliberation: The case of manual scavenging

Despite acknowledging the detrimental effects of manual scavenging, no concrete effort to make any real change has been witnessed over the years.

Urban Affairs in the Pandemic Era
Aug 25, 2020

Urban Affairs in the Pandemic Era

In the month of August this year, India has recorded about 60,000 to 70,000 Covid-19 positive cases every day, and the total number of cases has cross

Valuing water for a smart and sustainable city: Lessons from Kolkata
Aug 21, 2023

Valuing water for a smart and sustainable city: Lessons from Kolkata

The issue of valuing water is contentious because of its physical, political and economic dimensions. Yet, it is an important debate, as valuation is key in estimating the benefits and costs of different management options. An effective valuation supports better informed decision-making in the allocation and use of the resource, as well as in the implementation of SDG6, i.e. to “ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanita

Water-poor equals time-poor: Gender in the Water Action Agenda
Mar 22, 2023

Water-poor equals time-poor: Gender in the Water Action Agenda

Gender-sensitising the Water Action Agenda would be critical to ensuring truly inclusive transformations

Why a lower poverty line?
Mar 27, 2012

Why a lower poverty line?

According to the Planning Commission, rural poverty has declined faster than urban poverty regardless. If this is true, it would definitely have got reflected in better housing and sanitation. It would also have meant a decline in malnourished children and maternal death. But the census figures show a different picture.

मुंबईतील स्वच्छता- एक भीषण समस्या
Oct 09, 2018

मुंबईतील स्वच्छता- एक भीषण समस्या

मुंबईत २०१३पासून शौचालयांशी संबंधित दुर्घटनांमध्ये ११ जणांचा नाहक बळी गेला आहे. या दुर्घटना नसून हा मनुष्यवधाचा गुन्हा आहे.

शहरी विकासासाठी अर्थसंकल्पीय तरतूदी मध्ये 12 टक्क्यांनी वाढ
Feb 29, 2024

शहरी विकासासाठी अर्थसंकल्पीय तरतूदी मध्ये 12 टक्क्यांनी वाढ

अर्थमंत्री निर्मला सीतारमण यांनी सादर केलेल्या अंतरिम �

शहरी स्वच्छता राखण्यासाठी आवश्यक बाबी
Apr 04, 2024

शहरी स्वच्छता राखण्यासाठी आवश्यक बाबी

महानगरपालिकांच्या व्यवस्थापकीय, आर्थिक आणि तांत्रिक क्

सफाई कामगारांशिवाय ‘स्वच्छ भारत’ कसा?
Jan 28, 2020

सफाई कामगारांशिवाय ‘स्वच्छ भारत’ कसा?

हाताने मैला साफ करणाऱ्या देशातील सफाई कामगारांच्या मृत्यूला यापुढे केवळ अपघात मानले न जाता तो व्यवस्थेने केलेला खून मानला जावा.