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MoHUA Announces Smart Cities Fellowship for Involving Youth in Planning

MoHUA Announces Smart Cities Fellowship for Involving Youth in Planning

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The Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) of the Government of India is inviting applications from youth for its India Smart Cities Fellowship. According to the Urban Affairs Minister Shri Hardeep S Puri, the Smart Cities Fellowship programme will provide the youth an opportunity to experience the (various) aspects of Urban Planning and Governance. The India Smart Cities Fellowship Programme is designed to provide valuable experience to the youth interested in Smart Cities specifically, and urban renewal sector in general and is aimed at bringing in new ideas, passion and energy to the challenging but exciting work of implementing cutting edge, high-impact solutions to key urban problems. It is hoped that the programme will cultivate young leaders, strengthen their understan...
Urban Affairs Ministry Accepts That It Is Cutting 14,031 Trees in Delhi

Urban Affairs Ministry Accepts That It Is Cutting 14,031 Trees in Delhi

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File photo of Minister of State for Housing and Urban Affairs (I/C) Shri Hardeep Singh Puri, addressing a press conference on the initiatives & achievements of the Ministry during the last four years in New Delhi. In a bizarre press release, the Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs of the Government of India has agreed that it will be cutting 14,031 trees in and around Sarojini Nagar in South Delhi (technically in South-west district of Delhi). "All the trees are not being cut," the statement begins with some relief. However it then clarifies, "Only 14,031 nos. trees are to be cut out of the existing trees of 21,040 nos." The press release further goes on to say that, "against the 21,040 nos. of existing trees; 23,475 nos. of trees shall be available in these colonies duri...
Is This the Main Cause of Air Pollution in Delhi?

Is This the Main Cause of Air Pollution in Delhi?

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A Picture Worth A Thousand Words: Google Earth image showing a green West Kidwai Nagar (an original Government colony in Delhi) on the left and the redeveloped East Kidwai Nagar "Project" of the MoHUA on the right. Where is the compensatory afforestation? Of the many things Delhi is famous for, the most spacious are its Government colonies located in New Delhi. These include residential areas such as Lodhi Colony, Laxmi Bai Nagar, Sarojini Nagar, Netaji Nagar, parts of Chanakyapuri, the neighbourhood of India Gate and a few adjoining areas. Most of these have been two-storied structures with abundant parks (and parking) all around. These Government colonies have therefore acted as green buffers for Delhi against air pollution, noise pollution and the congestion and traffic of the...

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