The Indian state plans to deploy the funds to improve basic infra in 32 mission cities Rs.8,279 cr investment proposed in 5 years to ensure water and sewerage connections to all urban households.
Water and wastewater
Domestic waste accounts for 80 per cent of pollutants in Ganga, which sweeps into the river through various sources. The Springfield city, in US, recently added an enhanced high-rate treatment (EHRT) facility featuring the world's largest compressible media filtration (CMF) system to treat the water quality in Mad River. Read to know the details of the project.
The Urban Development ministry has approved action plans for a total of 143 projects, with major funds diverted towards sewerage projects. The other area of focus has been improving water supply in these cities.
Niranjan Zanzmera, Mayor, Surat Municipal Corporation explains the works carried by the organisation in getting Surat the 'Clean City' tag and also the new and innovative projects in the energy sector.
The Chennai Metro Water is planning to install 30,000 smart meters to bulk consumers of water like – hotels and business houses to keep a tab on their monthly consumption.
Pratap Padode, Founder Director, Smart Cities Council India expressed his strong optimism in the Smart Cities concept, while laying aside scepticism by recalling ancient Indian architecture. He also spoke about the various initiatives taken by select corporate and civic bodies across the country that cultivate a culture of smart innovations.
After having tasted success in some of its recent initiatives like the ERP, BRTS and more, the Bhopal Municipal Commissioner, Tejaswi Naik, now sets his sight on future key projects including Smart Card for citizens, paid bike sharing and the Bhopal-Indore industrial corridor.
Navi Mumbai, one of the largest planned townships in the world, has renowned for the clean public places, its sewage water treatment system, and solid waste management. And these ranking will further enhance the reputation of the city.
Worrisome as the drought that's parched regions around the world is, a new global study from Veolia and the International Food Policy Research Institute finds rapidly deteriorating water quality will affect far more people and put the planet at large at risk. Learn about sustainable solutions available to cities.
Bangalore, India's population has swelled from 5.4 million in 2000 to over 10 million today, putting a huge strain on the city's water system. Read how Bangalore, with help from Council Lead Partner IBM, is solving its problem with smart technology.