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Smart City Mission

Smart City Mission It is an innovative initiative under the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, Government of India to drive economic growth and improve the quality of life of people by enabling local development and harnessing technology as a means to create smart outcomes for citizens. Objective: To promote cities that provide core infrastructure and give a decent quality of life to its citizens, a clean and sustainable environment and application of Smart S

City Liveability Index

City Liveability Index The index was launched by the Ministry of Urban Development. The index is for measuring the quality of life in 116 major cities including smart cities, capital cities and cities with a population of above one million each. It accesses cities on a comprehensive set of 79 parameters to capture the extent and quality of infrastructure including the availability of roads, education and health care, mobility, employment opportunities, emergency response, grievance red

Most populous city in the World

Most populous city in the World Tokyo is the most populous city in the World. Delhi will overtake it by 2030. According to the report called World Urbanisation Prospects 2018 by the Population Division of the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs, the population of Delhi and its immediate neighbourhood is now estimated to be 29 million, second only to Tokyo with 37 million people.

Social Security Number for Migrants

Social Security Number for Migrants GS-Paper-3 Economic development (Mains) The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Labour has recommended that the government introduce a social security number for migrant workers, especially those working in the unorganised sectors which are beyond the purview of the labour laws. Background: The Ministry of Labour and Employment was unable to give any concrete figures on the number of migrant workers. However, the off

Inclusive urbanisation

Inclusive urbanisation GS-PAPER-1 Geography – Urbanization The Covid-19 pandemic has proved that the Indian cities are overburdened and underprepared to provide guaranteed social protection to millions of migrant workers. Due to denial of access to adequate food and nutrition, livelihood, housing and basic amenities like water and sanitation facilities, there has been an exodus of migrant labourers from urban to rural areas. Further, with over 90% of the population work

Inclusionary Urbanisation

Inclusionary Urbanisation Context With a clear focus on the expansion of Metro Rail and bus services through Central funding, Budget 2021 has recognised a core component of urbanisation. Clean and Green mass mobility Comfortable, safe and affordable commuting has well-recognised multiplier effects for the economy and more generally for public health, although COVID-19 has had the perverse effect of driving people away to the safety of personal car and two-wheeler bubbles.

World Cities Day & Urbanization

World Cities Day & Urbanization Every year on October 31, World Cities Day is observed to raise awareness of the need for international cooperation in advancing global urbanisation and addressing its difficulties. By 2050, seven out of ten people on the planet will reside in cities, according to the UN. What is the World Cities History Day? 2022's theme is "Act Local to Go Global." History: World Cities Day was established by a resolution passed by the

The Transport 4 All Challenge

The Transport 4 All Challenge It is a project of the Government of India's Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs. Aim: To bring cities, citizens, and startups together to create solutions that improve public transportation and better serve the needs of all citizens. Focuses on digital innovation and invites cities, citizens, and innovators to collaborate on developing contextual digital solutions to improve formal and informal public transportation in order to better serve the

India's Urban Planning

India's Urban Planning For India's urban journey, urban planners recently emphasised the need for a multigenerational process. More on the news: According to the Economic Intelligence Unit's 2019 Global Liveability Index rankings, two of India's main cities, Mumbai and Delhi, are falling in the rankings. It evaluates livability in 140 cities. India has a population of 1210 million people in 2011 and a 31.1% urbanisation rate (Census of India 2011). Urbanizati


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