Become breeding ground for tech advancements: Prez to varsities

Calling for greater engagement between academia and industries, President Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday asked universities to become breeding ground for technological advancements and said success of initiatives like 'Make in India' hinges on manufacturing quality products.

Elderly enjoy new-age foods

If you consider elderly people to be traditional consumers, think twice as a new study reveals that there are more elderly people who are happy to accept new-age foods.

Kolkata also a victim of urban sprawl!

Over the past 30 years, Kolkata has added 8 sq km of built-up area every year and according to recent research, the Metro is no exception to the global urbanisation trends.

Byproducts of Urbanisation

Niharika Maheshwari

Centre to prepare draft policy on regularisation of unauthorised colonies

Central government will prepare a draft policy on regularisation of unauthorised colonies in the national capital within 15-20 days, Delhi BJP chief Satish Upadhyay said on Tuesday after a meeting with Union Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu.

`Smart Cities` should bring quality of life with inclusivity: Naidu

Union Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu has said that the focus of `Smart Cities` initiative should be to enhance quality of urban life through an integrated approach to planning and execution besides ensuring `inclusivity`.

Venkaiah Naidu calls for paradigm shift in urban planning and management

Union Minister of Urban Development, Housing and Poverty Alleviation and Parliamentary Affairs M Venkaiah Naidu has called for a radical shift in approaches to urban planning, development and management.

Chhattisgarh Tourism Board aims to create India’s biggest Eco-Tourism hub

Chhattisgarh Tourism Board, under the aegis of Chhattisgarh Government has created a blue-print of future tourism plans that will help establish Chhattisgarh as India’s biggest Eco-Tourism hub.

New towns pose health risks for India`s poor: Study

While the skyscrapers and growing satellite city projects in India are fast emerging as markers of development, the new towns pose serious health risks to the poor, a study has found.

India ranked 155th in global environment performance list

India has been ranked at a low 155th position in a global list that evaluates countries on how well they perform on high-priority environmental issues.

Survey confirms sparrow decline in cities

A survey has confirmed for the first time the widely believed theory that rapid urbanisation has taken a toll on the population of tiny sparrows in the cities all over the country.

Burden of allergy disorders rising in developing nations

Rapid urbanisation and drastically changing lifestyles have exposed people to severe allergy-related disorders in developing countries like India.

India, China record world`s highest urbanisation

Cities in India, China and Africa are recording the world`s highest rates of urbanisation, according to a new study.

`AIDS cases to rise with urbanisation, population density`

HIV/AIDS prevalence tends to be positively correlated with population density.

`AIDS cases to rise with urbanisation, population density`

HIV/AIDS prevalence tends to be positively correlated with population density.

Urbanisation will spell disaster for Goa: Green filmmaker

A woman who has tracked down and visually documented disappearing lakes in New Delhi`s periphery now says rampant unplanned urbanisation will spell disaster for Goa.

India `s urbanisation ranks 34th in Asia: Report

South Korea is the sixth most
heavily urbanized country in Asia mainly due to concentration
of jobs and social infrastructure in cities, a recent report
by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) has said.

China leads world in urbanisation: Blue Paper

China`s urban population has reached 46 percent of the total population.

Govt favours vertical growth in cities, relaxing of FAR

Government on Friday said that it favoured a "vertical growth" of cities instead of urban sprawl, given the scarcity of land, and would encourage a relaxed floor-area-ratio regime.