Conducting a nationwide paperless examination is not an easy task. The Indian Railways (IR)—in a massive saving drive—has saved over 4 lakh trees and 319 crore paper sheets just by adopting online test by replacing bulky, multi-lingual question booklets.
Dr Pallavi Darade, Additional Municipal Commissioner (City), Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai talks about MCGM's initiatives under the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, and its own localised campaigns to make Mumbai a cleaner city.
CRISIL, KPMG, ICRA and Jones Lang La Salle are some of the top consultants appointed by the cities. The consulting firms will prepare detailed smart city proposals, including area development plans and financing plans, under the supervision of urban local bodies and state governments. The last date for the submission of the proposals is 15 December, 2015.
Union Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu said that there has been some behavioural change in the mindset of the people, however, further reinforced is needed, for which the government has launched an intensive campaign.
The Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation plans to give a 5 per cent discount on property tax bills for households segregating dry and wet waste. The AMC will initially try out this project in three areas covering 5,000 households.
West Bengal's Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee during her London visit, had inked an MoU between the WBHIDCO and FCC to work together on smart city projects.
The urban development ministry plans to bring best of the brains from across the world for the camp in Delhi next week to educate and help Mayors, municipal heads of over 200 ULBs in preparing the Smart City Plan
The Indian Green Building Council, a non-profit arm of Confederation of Indian Industry, is likely to ink an agreement with Ministry of Urban Development to take forward the green initiative for the Centre's '100 Smart Cities' programme.
The Haryana government plans to arrange that Rs 500 crore on its own to develop Gurgaon into a smart city, keeping in line with the Central government's guidelines.
From Rs 70 lakh to Rs 2 crore consulting firms from the government's empanelled list are looking out-bid the other to be selected for preparing the city plans in race for the Top 20 cities at the end of Round 1. Read to find the price paid to some of the hired consulting firms.