Issue 2

By GovernanceToday
In Issue 2
Mar 7th, 2016
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By Anand Mishra
In Interview
Nov 7th, 2015
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Dr. Raghunath Anant Mashelkar symbolizes Indian science and technology community to a great extent. His appeal transcends the scientific community and policy making apparatus alike, for he has not just worked on crucial scientific projects, but has also tirelessly strived to create a scientific thinking culture in the country. In an interaction with Rajesh Mehta, Consu...
By Anand Mishra
In Cover Story
Nov 5th, 2015
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As thousands pour into cities in search of better lives, it is necessary to radically change the way in which we manage our urban landscape It is half past eight in the morning and as Jai takes the elevator to parking floor in the basement of his 20 plus story apartment building in Gurgaon, he silently prays for easy traffic on Gurgaon Delhi toll road, which he takes t...
By Ramesh Raja
In Cover Story
Nov 5th, 2015
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It is important to do reality check on the existing urban structure and ongoing social issues before embarking on bigger things With the skyrocketing population and growing urbanisation, India needs to discover smarter ways to manage intricacies, reduce expenses, increase competency, and improve the quality of urban life. Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s pursuit to build...
By Praveen Raman
In Cover Story
Nov 5th, 2015
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The first step is to integrate the services that a common man can use The human species’ use of technology began with the conversion of natural resources into simple tools. With the invention of wheel in the Neolithic age, one important conclusion that can be drawn is the man has tried to build and invent new things as per his needs. Going a step further, the mankind h...
By GovernanceToday
In Cover Story
Nov 5th, 2015
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Different cities have treaded unique paths in becoming ‘smart’ When it comes to building smart cities, India has the last mover advantage. Many cities around the world have incorporated cutting edge technologies in computing, telecom and engineering arena in delivering fast, efficient services to citizens. While no single city can be termed smart in every sense, each s...
By GovernanceToday
In Interview
Nov 5th, 2015
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The government of West Bengal has taken proactive steps to insurehousing for all in urban areas of the state. In an interaction with Manoj Padaliya of ‘Governance Today,’ Debashis Sen, Principal Secretary – Urban Development Department of the West Bengal sheds light on the approach of the state towards smart city project. 98 smart cities have been named, includin...
By Sagarika Ranjan
In Environment & Ecology
Nov 5th, 2015
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It is a smart way to conserve natural resources, energy efficiency, waste management, low carbon and environmental management Development and the art of developing has brought the Homo sapiens to a juncture where pressure thinking has become inevitable.First it was how to build a civilization, then how to progress and sadly now it is how to save and preserve this man-m...
By GovernanceToday
In Cover Story
Nov 5th, 2015
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Unfortunately the concept of smart cities might become an avenue to strengthen the sharp demarcation that exists between different class The 100 smart cities project envisioned by the present government is touted as a game changer for urban India. The most basic definition of a smart city is that of a place which employs the use of Information and Communication Technol...
By GovernanceToday
In Environment & Ecology
Nov 5th, 2015
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Massive action needed to prevent shortage of resources in near term The construction sector is increasingly driven by growing urbanization, rising incomes and increasing population. The sector is expected to grow by over 70 per cent since 2011–12 to reach Rs 13,590 billion by 2016–17. Between 1997 and 2007, material consumption grew by over one billion tonnes. In 2007,...