Urbanisation

Indian population has gained nearly a decade of life expectancy since 1990: Study

Indian population has gained nearly a decade of life expectancy since 1990: Study

The Indian population has gained nearly a decade of life expectancy since 1990, rising to 66.9 years in men and 70.3 years in women.

Nov 15, 2017, 13:43 PM IST
Consumption story set to treble to $4 trillion by 2025: Report

Consumption story set to treble to $4 trillion by 2025: Report

The domestic consumption story is set to treble to USD 4 trillion by 2025 as rising affluence levels drive changes in consumer behaviours and spending patterns that have big implications for companies, says a report.

Mar 21, 2017, 17:17 PM IST
This is how Earth, our home planet, is changing – Take a look (Pics inside)

This is how Earth, our home planet, is changing – Take a look (Pics inside)

These NASA images demonstrate how the face of the world has changed over time, with periods ranging from centuries to years. 

Jan 11, 2017, 10:15 AM IST
India unlikely to see many new cities, says Debroy

India unlikely to see many new cities, says Debroy

Country is unlikely to see many greenfield or privately developed cities in the future as most of the efforts would be on revamping existing urban areas, said NITI Aayog Member Bibek Debroy.

Jul 21, 2016, 13:39 PM IST
World needs new vision for urbanisation: United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

World needs new vision for urbanisation: United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said the world needs a new vision for urbanisation, a "New Urban Agenda," to help protect the environment and limit climate change.

Apr 13, 2016, 11:46 AM IST
Quality of life survey: Delhi sixth among 21 cities; Mumbai tops list

Quality of life survey: Delhi sixth among 21 cities; Mumbai tops list

 Delhi has been ranked sixth among 21 big cities in a survey which was done to assess the capability of city administration to deliver better quality of life.

Mar 15, 2016, 07:13 AM IST
India's first 20 Smart Cities announced; Bhubaneswar tops the list, Mumbai misses out

India's first 20 Smart Cities announced; Bhubaneswar tops the list, Mumbai misses out

Bhubaneswar emerged on top among 20 cities, including Pune, Ahmedabad, Chennai and Bhopal, that have been selected as part of the first batch of the Smart City initiative.

Jan 28, 2016, 15:14 PM IST
Smart Cities: Modi govt to announce list of first 20 cities today

Smart Cities: Modi govt to announce list of first 20 cities today

Smart Cities: Modi govt to announce list of first 20 cities today

 

Jan 28, 2016, 08:59 AM IST
'India's retail market has potential to touch $1,200 billion by 2020'

'India's retail market has potential to touch $1,200 billion by 2020'

India's retail market has the potential to grow from USD 630 billion in 2015 to USD 1,100-1,200 billion in 2020 on the back of rising income levels and increased urbanisation, according to a Report.

Jan 14, 2016, 19:22 PM IST

Chennai rains: Is unregulated urbanisation to be blamed for the floods?

Life for people in Chennai continues to be difficult though rains have stopped in the city. Many areas in Chennai still remain under water and supply of essentials is difficult, say residents.

Dec 05, 2015, 12:30 PM IST

Indian urbanisation 'messy', reforms needed: World Bank

Terming India's urbanisation as "messy and hidden", a World Bank report Thursday called for initiatives at the policy and institutional level to tap the economic potential it offers.

Sep 24, 2015, 14:01 PM IST

NITI Aayog only a facilitator in smart city mission: Member

States would have to plan themselves on urban development and smart city mission, and NITI Aayog would be a facilitator to them, a Member of central think tank said Wednesday.

Sep 02, 2015, 21:43 PM IST
ISRO teams up with Urban Develop ministry, to map 4,041 towns

ISRO teams up with Urban Develop ministry, to map 4,041 towns

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has tied up with the Union Urban Development Ministry for mapping over 500 towns and cities, to make a base plan for better planning and management.

Aug 12, 2015, 22:43 PM IST

Land acquisition a difficult task in India: Panagariya

Terming land acquisition as one of the "difficult acts" in India, NITI Aayog Vice Chairman Arvind Panagariya on Saturday said it can easily take up to 5 years for acquiring land for a large project including building of cities.

Aug 01, 2015, 14:48 PM IST

Torrential rains affects life in Rajasthan and Gujarat

With Monsoon setting over in many parts of the country, incessant rains have swollen many rivers and created flood-like situation in the states of Gujarat and Rajasthan.

Jul 31, 2015, 13:24 PM IST

Heat-related deaths will double in urban India by 2080: IIM

Heat-related mortalities will witness a two-fold increase in urban areas of India by 2080, a study done by the Indian Institute of Management-Ahmedabad (IIM-A) predicts.

Jul 06, 2015, 10:04 AM IST

A walk in nature could battle depression

Taking a walk in natural surroundings could lead to a lower risk of depression, a new study has found.

Jul 03, 2015, 10:31 AM IST

Smart City project not 'elitist', says Naidu

Rejecting Congress's criticism that the 'Smart City' project was "elitist" in nature, Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu on Friday said that the NDA government's ambitious plan was aimed at benefiting "the poor who are forced to live on the fringes of growing urbanisation."

Jun 26, 2015, 16:51 PM IST

Smart cities to be decided by citizens: PM Modi

Smart cities will be selected through a bottom-up rather than top-down approach, where the decision would be made by the citizens and municipalities concerned, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Thursday.

Jun 25, 2015, 14:16 PM IST