IN THE NEWS

01 Feb, 2021

In this compilation, we present thought-provoking quotes from the week of January 25-31 that frame India’s battle with the coronavirus pandemic.
 

29 Jan, 2021

The Government of India, through its Budget 2021, should include measures to catalyse a long-term change in addressing climate-related issues in cities by tapping into nature-based solutions and circular economy principles.

28 Jan, 2021

This year's Budget should focus on improving the waste collection efficiencies of cities as well as rural areas. This will enhance social well-being, reduce environmental disparities, and mitigate air pollution from all sectors.

28 Jan, 2021

The investment needs of the bus sector are urgent and immense and given the limitations of STUs, financial support is required from governments at all levels.

27 Jan, 2021

The financial challenges before mass adoption of electric vehicles in the national capital were discussed in a meeting organised by the Dialogue and Development Commission of Delhi (DDC) on Monday.

25 Jan, 2021

In December, a coroner’s court pronouncing air pollution as the cause of death of a nine-year-old London resident Ella Adoo-Kissi-Debrah in 2013, became the world’s first-ever legal link between air pollution (the risk factor) and asthma (the impact).

24 Jan, 2021

A floating trash barrier (FTB), installed at Picket nala, has been able to catch a large amount of plastic and other waste. The Hussainsagar lake has four inlets and Picket nala is one of them. 

20 Jan, 2021

Chile, Brazil and the US issue ‘rental vouchers’ to low-income groups, which can be exchanged in lieu of rent in formal, private housing.

20 Jan, 2021

Bicycling to the workplace could be the cheapest and a healthy last mile connectivity for Mumbaikars during the pandemic.

19 Jan, 2021

The analysis by World Resources Institute (WRI) India shows that while public bike-sharing costs ₹2 for a five km ride, the same distance costs ₹5 in a BEST bus and local train (second class), ₹50 in first class and ₹20 in Metro