iRAM Technologies, a product development and technology company with solutions based on Internet of Things (IoT), has won four projects for smart pole, smart street lighting, and smart parking city assets in Dahod and Rajkot (Gujarat), Kohima (Nagaland), and Pimpri-Chinchwad (Maharashtra). iRAM has won these projects in partnership with conglomerates and system integrator in the smart city space.
With the mission to ease dependence on scarce water resources and provide water on a sustainable basis wherever required, Telengana-based start-up Maithri Aquatech has set up the world’s first mobile water from air kiosk and water knowledge center in Visakhapatnam.
The Le Corbusier and Pierre Jeanneret Forum (LC and PJ), a non-profit organisation was recently launched at the Chandigarh College of Architecture (CCA). The launch of LC & PJ was held on March 22, which marked the 125th birth anniversary of Chandigarh’s first Chief Architect, Pierre Jeanneret.
Karnataka soon to amend the Bengaluru Water Supply and Sewerage Board (BWSSB) Act to make usage of harvested rainwater mandatory for all buildings in Bengaluru. The Act will soon be amended to mandate all buildings across the city to harvest and use rainwater by installing a dual-pipe system compulsorily.
Water treatment company VA Tech Wabag has secured a contract worth Rs 1,187 crore order from Bihar Urban Infrastructure Development Corporation (BUIDCO) under the National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) Scheme to develop Sewage Treatment Plants (STP) of 150 million liters per day (MLD) capacity along with sewerage network of over 453 km in the Digha and Kankarbagh zones of Patna.
The Ministry of Jal Shakti (MoJS) will set up sensor-based internet of things (IoT) devices to effectively monitor the implementation of the Jal Jeevan Mission (JJM) in more than six lakh villages.
Rodic Consultants has been appointed as a project management consultant (PMC) to design, develop, manage and implement smart city projects in Patna under the Smart City Mission (SCM). The project, which is being executed by Patna Smart City with a budget of Rs 2,776.16 crore, is expected to be commissioned by May 2022.
In order to treat disposable diapers and sanitary napkins, the Kochi corporation is planning to install an incinerator at the solid waste treatment plant at Brahmapuram. Currently the local body is not collecting disposable diapers and napkins since they don’t have a facility to treat it. This has led to napkins getting accumulated in waterbodies and roadsides, adding to the environmental pollution.
The Union environment ministry has proposed to implement a countrywide ban on manufacture, use, sale, import and handling of some of the single-use plastic products by 2022. The ministry has issued a draft notification on March 11, which lays down how various single-use plastic products will be prohibited in phases next year.
Known as the Queen of Hills, Shimla—in the Himalayas—is one of the country’s busiest tourist destinations. It receives around 3.6 million visitors a year. However, of late, Shimla has experienced an acute water crisis as its popularity increased.