Settlements and Transport

Human settlements with sustainability, equity, and fulfillment. Sustainable, equitable means including non-motorised and public transport

This features both rural and urban areas, and the search to make human settlements sustainable, equitable, and fulfilling places to live and work in. This includes: sustainable architecture, localized generation of basic infrastructural, water and energy needs, urban biodiversity conservation, waste/garbage minimisation and recycling, efficiency and frugality in the use of these basics, the defense and revival of common and open spaces, participatory budgeting and planning of settlements.

We would also like to include stories of sustainable, equitable means of transport that can be accessed by all and that do not create ecological and social problems as is the case with a focus on privatized motorized transport. Stories on the promotion of public transport, cycling, walking, human/animal powered and other forms of ecologically sustainable and equitable transportation, planning for equitable access, reclaiming the roads and parking lots for public use, and so on, are featured.

Expensive, elitist models that may be ecologically sustainable but are not relevant for most people, are likely to be avoided here.

Ka Iqbal’s legacy will live on

Kaga Iqbal's huge contribution to the disability sector in Ladakh

Women Are Climate Leaders, Not Victims

Roofing with an affordable material that is stronger, cooler, waterproof, fireproof and made of recycled materials.

Who is Dr Rajendra Bharud, the Nandurbar collector who foresaw the need of oxygen plants

When there was a steady decline in cases, he set up their first liquid oxygen plant at the district hospital

The story of Jakkur lake sets an example for inclusive rejuvenation projects

Jakkur Lake in north Bengaluru has received many accolades for creating and sustaining the rejuvenation and conservation initiative.

Uttarakhand women end water woes on their own; revive dry water springs

Women from the village made recharge pits, check dams, bunds and planted trees in the recharge zone of the spring

Trivandrum’s Green Army Is Mentoring Students To Become Experts At Managing The City’s Waste And Make It Cleaner

Helping students completely understand the basics of how to ensure total cleanliness

आत्मनिर्भरता की मिसाल है पहाड़ी खेती (in Hindi)

जो युवा बाहर से गांव में लौटे हैं, उन्हें खेती के काम से जोड़ा, प्रशिक्षण भी दिया।

‘Family farmers’ at your doorstep

Organic Fruits, vegetables, cereals and pulses for family, at the doorstep, from one farmer.

In eco-friendly move, CMC staffers ride bicycle to office

It (is) mandatory for all officials and employees to shun automated vehicles on Fridays and ride to office on bicycles.