Tikender Singh Panwar

Tikender Singh Panwar

Former Deputy Mayor of Shimla and Visiting Senior Fellow at IMPRI

World Environment Day: Reimagining Strategies for a Sustainable Future

World Environment Day: Reimagining Strategies for a Sustainable Future
Climate change, loss of biodiversity, land use change, including desertification, and the issue of pollution form the crux of ‘World Environment Day’. This year’s theme for World Environment Day is ‘Restore lands to build drought resilience and combat desertification’.

Understanding the Smart Cities Mission: An In-Depth Explanation

Understanding the Smart Cities Mission: An In-Depth Explanation
How are smart cities defined by the government? What are the two major aspects of the Smart Cities Mission? Why is the mission considered to be exclusionary to many? Did the SCM override the 74th Constitutional Amendment? The story so far: The Smart Cities Mission (SCM), a flagship programme of the NDA-1 government, has taken a back seat in this year’s list of poll promises and achievements. What are smart cities? The term ‘Smart City’ has been used widely ever since 2009, after the great financial crash. Smart cities were defined by urban practitioners as new Silicon Valleys built with a strong integration of a network of airports, highways, and other types of communications, a so-called intellectual city with advanced ICT.

The Evolution of India’s Labour Landscape

The Evolution of India’s Labour Landscape
The gains made by the working-class post second World War started fading away in the post liberalization era. Not just the basic mode of production underwent metamorphosis, the density of the organized working class diminished substantially in India.