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Chandigarh

 Chandigarh is one of the most planned towns of India. This is also one of the richest cities witnessing spurt in personal transport leading to problems of congestion, inadequate parking and air pollution. This city needs to scale up its public transport systems to handle the situation

Policy action

First generation action has taken roots. The city is yet to meet the clean air standards. Policy decisions and action so far in the city

Action on vehicles

  • The city has introduced Bharat Stage Euro IV norms for vehicles in 2010

Campaigns for better urban governance

CIVIC Bangalore

CIVIC Bangalore set up in 1992, by a group of individuals from diverse background -- business, development and social sciences, academic and professional to make Bangalore a better place. CIVIC’s priorities are inclusive, transparent and participatory governance.

Campaigns for better urban planning

 

Environment support Group

Environment Support Group (ESG) is an independent not-for-profit non-governmental organization, founded in 1996 with a focus on research, training, campaign support, and advocacy.

 

Action:

Month long Courses

BOOT CAMP
Where journalism meets environment
(November 1-30, 2011 )

Policies

Already about 10 states have formulated and adopted their own water policies, and the rest are in the process of doing so. The state water policies are comprehensive and treat water as a finite resource. The need to manage water resources in a scientific manner has been recognised in the policies and hence a lot of emphasis has been given to sustainable exploitation of water and groundwater resources.

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