Bhopal and Kolkata Top in CSE Rankings of Indian Cities on Clean Transportation

14 cities assessed. To understand how the urban commute – the way people travel in cities – contributes to air pollution and energy consumption Bhopal tops for lowest overall emissions and energy use from urban commute Kolkata and Mumbai emit least among six megacities due to high usage of public transport and walking; Kolkata also has […]

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100 Dead As Earthquake Hits Indonesia, Tsunami Warning Issued

New Delhi: A powerful earthquake has rocked the popular Indonesian holiday island of Lombok and Bali, reportedly killing more than 100 people, injuring dozens more and damaging buildings. The seven-magnitude tremor struck just 10km underground, according to the US Geological Survey. It was followed by two light to moderate secondary quakes and nearly two dozen aftershocks. It […]

BDA to Establish Environmental Cell for Sustainable Urban Development

Bhubaneswar, August 5: The Bhubaneswar Development Authority (BDA), is making moves to introduce sustainable development practices in construction and land development activities within its jurisdiction by establishing an Environmental Cell. It is pertinent here to mention that the Comprehensive Development Plan (CDP) of Bhubaneswar has proposed environmentally sensitive zones (ESZ) or open space use zones, […]

Climate Impact in Bhubaneswar: 45 Degree in Summer, Extreme Rainfall in July

Bhubaneswar: After intense overnight showers, Bhubaneswar woke up on Saturday morning with half the city under water. The situation at the capital of the eastern state of Odisha in many ways typifies poor urban management in India that is crumbling under adverse climatic conditions. Residents in many parts of the city were stranded in their […]

Odisha Tops DMF Collection, But Invests Wrongly

New Delhi, July 31, 2018:  Odisha tops District Mineral Foundation {DMF} collection with Rs 4,453 crore, but investments not reflecting the priorities of mining-affected people, says CSE’s latest analysis CSE releases the crucial 2018 assessment of the DMF scheme. Odisha one of the top five mining states assessed closely Report analyses 12 mining states. Does in-depth assessment […]

BDA Plans 40 km Extensive Landscaping in Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar, July 27: Street beautification ahead of World Cup Hockey In a bid to increase green cover and improve landscape design along major roads in the State Capital, the Bhubaneswar Development Authority (BDA) has planned to undertake extensive landscaping and plantation activities along 40 km major roads ahead of the Odisha Hockey Men’s World Cup […]