A smart city is not only about cutting-edge technology, gadgets guiding your lifestyle or using ICT (Information and Communications Technology) but also to string together a man-machine interaction that will drive our socio-economic engagement in the society.
RIL & Adani Group withdraw bid to acquire SKS Power Generation
Ahmednagar to soon have its first solar agri-feeder
Brookfield to Acquire KKR’s 50% Stake in Renewable Developer X-Elio
SCHOTT enters PPA with CleanMax for Wind Solar Hybrid Project
Power Grid Corporation receives 6 Special Purpose Vehicles from REC
Power Finance Corporation to receive Rs 165 cr loan from Japan’s JBIC
Delhi aims to meet annual electricity demand through solar power
BCCL signs 1st MDO contract for coking coal extraction
NTPC REL: Sterling & Wilson Renewable Energy bags order
GAIL and Shell reach an agreement to discuss ethane supply
NTPC commissions green coal plant in Varanasi
Power plants in Delhi fails to adhere to biomass co-firing policy
JSW Steel plans to invest in a virgin coking coal mine
Adani Transmission gets certified as single-use plastic-free firm
Coal India targets 156 MT coal supply to power sector in April-June
NLC establishes green energy joint venture with Assam Discom
GMDC bags 2 coal blocks in Odisha
2,000 MW renewable energy projects to be developed by Onix Group in UP
RBI grants IREDA the status of Infrastructure Finance Corporation
The Road to Inclusive Development
Modern lighting can enhance cities revenue
Harshavardhan Chitale, Vice Chairman and Managing Director, Philips Lighting India Ltd, has lauded Urban Local Bodies for focusing on smart and modern lighting systems in their Smart City plans.
544 ULBs sign MoUs with EESL for LED streetlights
A total of 544 Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) have entered into an implementation agreement with Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) for replacement of streetlights with LED streetlights, till 3rd April, 2017.
Available water resources are not adequate for Indian states. But a comprehensive wastewater policy has not been implemented anywhere in India, and Maharashtra is a case in point.
$400 mn loan for TN Urban Development Project
The government has inked a deal with the World Bank for a $400 million loan for an urban development project in Tamil Nadu.
The Modi Governments initiative to build all new highways using concrete in place of bitumen, has brought cheer to road sector experts as well as the cement industry. But contractors are worried about their future business prospects.
Dr Smita Misra, Lead Water and Sanitation Specialist, South Asia Sustainable Development Unit, World Bank tells Garima Pant how empowerment of Panchayati Raj institutions and Urban Local Bodies can ensure better water and sanitation management programmes in the country.
Creating financially sustainable cities in India
The HPEC Report on Indian Urban Infrastructure and Services (2011) estimates that India will need urban infrastructure investment amounting to Rs 39.2 lakh crore in 20 years between 2012 and 2031.
Andhra govt sets up panel to process RAY
In order to implement the Rajiv Awas Yojana, the Andhra Pradesh government set up a state-level nodal agency (SLNA), Mission for Elimination of Poverty in Municipal Areas (MEPMA). Various Urban local bodies in the state are submitting the detailed project reports (DPRs) under the scheme to MEPMA. The state government also set up a DPR Appraisal Committee headed by commissioner and director of muni
Government should take holistic approach
In order to secure future water needs, the government will have to play a major role, both functionally and financially. Technologies focus on the techno-ecoÂnomic mix for fulfilment of viability requireÂments and also technical requireÂments for specified re-use specified for industrial and domestic sector. Uniform standards are adoÂpted for water quality parameters for the specified re-use to enable the client/contractor to choose the optiÂmum technology at a rational cost.