Exploring Nayandahalli as an Ecosystem Where Waste is Transformed in Resource

Notes from Nayandahalli ‘Cities are engines of growth’ is an old cliché statement. For economic growth and well being of mankind they consume the resources sourced from faraway lands and release matter termed as waste. It is imperative to frame the discourse of sustainability in cities around the questions of ‘flow of matter’ i.e. where … Continue reading Exploring Nayandahalli as an Ecosystem Where Waste is Transformed in Resource

Swach Bharat Abhiyaan & Smart Cities Mission Consider ‘Waste to Energy’ Smart Solution

Urban growth in India is going haywire. Infrastructure is crumbling; cities are choked with pollution and garbage. Majority of the urban populace has very little access to basic environmental services. New government at union level has prioritized cities as an important area for India’s transformation. Urban centres are and will be the engines of growth. … Continue reading Swach Bharat Abhiyaan & Smart Cities Mission Consider ‘Waste to Energy’ Smart Solution

Bringing synergies between India’s climate action & Swach Bharat Abhiyaan is must

With world governments meeting in Paris later this year for deciding on global climate agenda, mitigation and adaptation are going to be buzzwords of the day. Many think these are mere talks, with no actual outcome in hand. For that perception to fade, in the year 2007, at Bali, world governments agreed to come up … Continue reading Bringing synergies between India’s climate action & Swach Bharat Abhiyaan is must

Pimpri -Chinchwad Wastepickers Win Minimum Wage Battle

The members of Kagad, Kach, Patra Kashtakari Panchayat (KKPKP) – wastepickers have been providing waste management services to the residents of Pimpri Chinchwad for years from now. The Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation dishonored their services by not adhering to Minimum Wage Act. This agitated the wastepickers. They protested, met elected representatives to take up the … Continue reading Pimpri -Chinchwad Wastepickers Win Minimum Wage Battle