Tech-enabled transportation will be imperative to drive India’s Smart Cities agenda

The massive urbanisation brings with it huge complexities and sustainability issues – especially for the fast- growing Tier 2 and 3 cities with unevolved infrastructure that is no longer fit to deal with the huge, and almost unimagined, inflow of people. It would entail radical overhauling of our infrastructure, public

Public transportation app unveiled in Bengaluru

An international public transport app, Trafi, that helps in planning city journeys was unveiled on Wednesday in Bengaluru and Mumbai. "Trafi's real-time focused approach offers accuracy of information, showing what happens in your city at any time. As this is applied on major transport modes, it will help you with

World Water Day 2016 Theme ‘Water and Jobs’ Underscores Inherent Investment Opportunities in Optimizing Global Supply

NEW YORK, March 21, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- United Nations World Water Day is an international observance held every March 22 that provides an opportunity to learn more about water-related issues and take action on a current or future challenge to make a difference. This year’s theme of ‘Water and

Man Ki Baat: Use technology, water conservation, PM Narendra Modi tells farmers

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday called for use of technology and water conservation to increase agricultural productivity as he listed out various pro-farmer initiatives of his government. "The government is planning to make five lakh new ponds through MGNREGA. These will be our assets to conserve rain water

Handbook of Urban Statistics released

Union Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu, who released the "Handbook of Urban Statistics" today, expressed confidence that the publication will serve as a valuable tool in the hands of policy makers, planners, administrators, researchers and other stakeholders in urban development. The Handbook, which was released at a function held here,

Centre for excellence inaugurated

Remote Sensing, GIS and GPS applications have immense opportunities to address various emerging challenges in the fields of agriculture, oil and gas, defence, public works, water resources, environment , said S.M. Ramasamy, Chairman-DST Geospatial Chair, Centre for Remote Sensing, Bharathidasan University, Tiruchi. The Central and State Government sectors like public works

Mapping India’s Electricity Deserts

A project uses satellite imagery to show how access to power has improved in villages across the country. Cow dung and Kerosene lamps. That’s how many of the 200 million-plus Indianswho live without electricity generate light and heat in their homes. The number of such households has decreased during the last