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Government of India Policies and Schemes Focusing on Urban Development since 2010

Here is a list of various schemes, reports, guidelines, and policies which have been formulated under different Ministries of the Government of India since 2010. The 82 documents in the list, grouped under 8 urban sectors—area development, policy and planning, economic development, environment and pollution, data and technology, sewerage and septage management, solid waste management, and urban transport—provide an immediate reference to some significant policies and schemes which have played a crucial role in the urban-regional planning and development. It is a ready reckoner for the city officials, urban practitioners, planners, academics, and industry partners to get an overview of the policies and schemes under one roof.

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India's urban transition has, of late, acquired multiple narratives. It is said to be rapid, moderate, slow, messy, and hidden. What underpins such multiple narratives is the central theme of the study, State of the Cities: India. Making use of an analytical framework that permits an examination of the shifts in the pace and pattern of India’s urbanisation over a period of time, this study takes an in-depth look at the evidence on three of its key dimensions: the demographics, the economy, and the status of infrastructure and the environment. Some of the key questions that this study seeks responses to are: Is India’s in the post-libarlisation period any different? Does it show the effect of the changes in the macroeconomic parameters of the post-1991 period? Is it more or less productive and inclusive and environmentally secure? Is it spatially more equal or unequal? Does it in any way signal an inflection point in India's urban transition? Drawing from the analysis of the evidence comparable over time, the study spotlights several interesting questions: what would, for example, explain the acceleration in the pace of urbanisation under conditions of low economic growth and its moderation under conditions of high economic growth? What factors would explain a fall in the rate of growth in the urban share of gross domestic product (GDP) at such a low level of urbanisation, especially the GDP accruing from the manufacturing sector? This study makes a strong case for evidence-based assessment of India’s urban transition, rather than to continue to commit, as many of us do, to the long-held, but specious narrative that India is in the midst of rapid urbanisation.

Link: http://www.issin.org/pdf/State-the-Cities-Report.pdf

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eGOV Magazine, June 2020 Volume 16, Issue 04

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The Project IMPACT research report features insights and findings for mobility, urban development and digital connectivity from industry professionals, academicians, and decision makers on a wide range of city and mobility metrics, based on the following: Over 550 expert responses to surveys; 45+ countries represented; 40+ interviews with world renowned institutions and experts conducted on 25+ metrics Key research topics that Project Impact provides insights on include: What modes of transport should cities be investing post Covid-19? How does the future of cities and urban development look like post COVID-19? Where will the world urban population prefer to live and work in the future? What will the short, medium and long term trends in all forms of mobility be post COVID-19? What could the impacts be on digital connectivity and urban development due to increase in working from home culture? How can cities ensure public transport is safe and gains public trust post lockdown? How city street space should be prioritised post COVID-19? Following the release of the Global White Paper, country and continent specific papers will also be released. [magzineFiles] => [journalFiles] => [workingPaperFiles] => public://611.pdf [presentationFiles] => [reportFiles] => [publicationFiles] => [policyBriefFiles] => [formated_date_time] => 2020-07-07 00:52:18 ) [7] => Array ( [nid] => 542 [title] => TULIP Handbook [published_by] => Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs [created] => 18-Jun-2020 12:00 am [year] => 2020 [description] => Urban ecosystems with their complexities are spaces for discovery, learning and design of new solutions that require a steady stream of fresh minds to infuse creative and dynamic thinking. Globally, local governments engage with academic institutions by providing students and fresh graduates internship opportunities to assist in research and fieldwork, thus creating the lab-to-land transfer of innovative solutions. This is mutually beneficial to students in gaining exposure to the functioning of cities and also to local governments as new solutions evolve for the city and a pool of talent gets created for absorption in the market. Activating this triple helix of stakeholders can go a long way in unleashing India’s demographic dividend and creating a talent pool that can pave the way for our cities becoming self-reliant. TULIP has been envisioned to deliver the above by equipping the youth with problem-solving and critical thinking skills through hands-on, experiential learning in India’s fast-growing urban ecosystem. Experiential learning opportunities in the urban sector will help transform them into future leaders. The flexible nature of the program provides for inclusivity and access, is ecosystem driven and built on the principles of federated architecture and transparency. The TULIP program is being implemented through a partnership between MoHUA and AICTE. At the State level, TULIP will be supported by the Urban Development departments in providing a clear roadmap for the ULBs/smart cities to adopt TULIP in their respective organizations. [magzineFiles] => [journalFiles] => [workingPaperFiles] => [presentationFiles] => [reportFiles] => [publicationFiles] => public://urban-resource/publication/539.pdf [policyBriefFiles] => [formated_date_time] => 2020-06-18 00:00:47 ) [8] => Array ( [nid] => 541 [title] => COVID 19 and Cities We Want [published_by] => World Urban Campaign [created] => 17-Jun-2020 11:51 pm [year] => 2020 [description] => Imagine our lives as urban residents in the post-COVID19 world. Currently even as the administration at national, state, city and Gram Panchayat level is focused and engaged in responding to the COVID crises, we need to initiate a dialogue between the experts from various fields and contemplate will there be change in our city level functioning or will it revert to the business as usual approach once the normal operations of the city resume. A few years ago, many nations committed, “to foster healthy societies by promoting access to adequate, inclusive and quality public services...” through the implementation of The Agenda 2030-Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the New Urban Agenda, the Paris agreement and the Sendai Framework. The global commitments and aspirations were well- intended and thought out. However, they cannot be successfully operationalized unless we empower the very institutions at the cutting edge, which are responsible to take action on these, i.e. the urban local bodies The pandemic crisis demonstrates that until empower our local bodies, we will continue witnessing struggle and efforts country after country. With this understanding, this article assesses the response to the pandemic challenge in Urban India so far and puts across a vision re-imagining Urban India. Originally shared at: https://www.worldurbancampaign.org/national-institute-urban-affairs-covid-19-and-cities-we-want Vaidya, Hitesh, and Chetan Vaidya. Covid-19 and Cities We Want. World Urban Campaign, 2020. 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Living through the COVID-19 pandemic feels like the worst nightmares of our lifetime. But it is also an opportunity for us to reflect and re-visit the infrastructure priorities of cities, their governance processes, and more broadly, the vulnerabilities of urban communities in an increasingly globalized and connected world. As the pandemic expands its footprint across India, it has become apparent that the megacities are worst affected, with half of the country’s COVID cases reported from just the four cities of Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai, and Ahmedabad. With the “engines of economic growth” coming to a halt and authorities struggling to deal with the health emergency, it is incumbent on us to re-imagine our city planning principles and approaches. We also need to enforce resilient urban development models that could prepare cities to adapt to various kinds of shocks and stresses (e.g. floods, pandemics, heatwaves, droughts) that are becoming the new normal. This article aims to emphasize and translate the urban dimension of the COVID-19 outbreak in India and identifies key trends across geographies and time. It offers a hierarchical- State-district-city level analysis, combining demographic data from the Census of India 2011, COVID-19 statistics from the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFWA), Government of India and covid19india.org (a volunteer-driven open COVID data initiative). To begin with, a longitudinal analysis of State level COVID cases is presented to provide an understanding of how the States have performed over time in their effort to stabilize the growth of cases and “flattening the curve”. The paper maps the share of cases contributed by megacities within each State, highlighting how the location of large urban centres impacted their performance. It, then present, a district- level outlook of COVID-19 spread and a correlation analysis examining whether the districts with higher urbanization rate has experienced more intense outburst in cases. The article also engages with the Top 100 cities by Census population to examine the intensity of outbreaks across megacities, and also maps the houseless population and families living in slums who are most vulnerable to the pandemic and severely impacted by the ongoing lockdown. The concluding section offers key recommendations for re- imagining Indian cities and their planning standards in the post-COVID era. Vaidya, Hitesh, and Dr. Sarbeswar Praharaj. The Urban Dimension of COVID-19: COVID Outbreak and Lessons for Future Cities. National Institute of Urban Affairs, 2020.

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List of urban policies and schemes

Published On: 2021 | Published By: NIUA

Government of India Policies and Schemes Focusing on Urban Development since 2010

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State of the CITIES

Published On: 2021 | Published By: Institute of Social Science

India's urban transition has, of late, acquired multiple narratives. It is said to be rapid, moderate, slow, ...

Handbook of Urban Statistics 2019

Published On: 2019 | Published By: Government of India

Handbook of Urban Statistics 2016

Published On: 2016 | Published By: Government of India

Local Response to Global Pandemic

Published On: 2020 | Published By: National Institute of Urban Affairs

The COVID-19 pandemic is the worst pandemic in living memory. Almost every city is on the back foot in coping up...

COVID-19 and Cities: Thoughts from Urban Leaders

Published On: 2020 | Published By: Elets Technomedia Pvt. Ltd.

eGOV Magazine, June 2020 Volume 16, Issue 04

Impact of COVID-19 on Cities and Mobility

Published On: 2020 | Published By: GIZ

Launch of the research report, 'Project IMPACT: Impact of COVID-19 on Cities and Mobility' conducted by GIZ, in ...

TULIP Handbook

Published On: 2020 | Published By: Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs

Urban ecosystems with their complexities are spaces for discovery, learning and design of new solutions that req...

COVID 19 and Cities We Want

Published On: 2020 | Published By: World Urban Campaign

Imagine our lives as urban residents in the post-COVID19 world. Currently even as the administration at national...

Impact of COVID-19 on Lives and Livelihoods

Published On: 2020 | Published By: National Institute of Urban Affairs

The presentation has the details of the webinar showcasing the findings of a study undertaken by SHLC team in co...

The Urban Dimension of COVID-19 in India

Published On: 2020 | Published By: ResearchGate

Living through the COVID-19 pandemic feels like the worst nightmares of our lifetime. But it is also an oppor...

eGov Magazine 200th Issue

Published On: 2020 | Published By: eGov by Elets Technomedia