Category Urbanization, Habitat, Transportation and Regional Development

Understanding Urban Policy Drift in 2024 Election Manifestos

Understanding Urban Policy Drift in 2024 Election Manifestos

Nearly 50% of Indian population lives in the cities, for they are hub of opportunities and significant in country's development trajectory. Yet, the urban landscape remains a blank spot in our political discourse.
Turbulence Ahead: Safeguarding Aviation Safety Amidst Operational Demands

Turbulence Ahead: Safeguarding Aviation Safety Amidst Operational Demands

Aashnaa Mehta Despite efforts to amend duty hour regulations through the Revised Civil Aviation Requirements on Flight Duty Time Limitations (2024) , opposition from airlines and regulatory deferments highlight ongoing tensions between safety and commercial priorities, necessitating proactive regulatory evolution…

Addressing Housing Challenges in Indian Cities: Will the 2024 Interim Budget Bridge the Gap?

Addressing Housing Challenges in Indian Cities: Will the 2024 Interim Budget Bridge the Gap?

With rapid urbanization, the problem of housing shortages in Indian cities ~ especially for low income households ~ is expected to exacerbate. Based on 2011 census data, the Technical Group on Urban Housing Shortage, Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA), estimated the urban housing shortage during 2012- 2017 at 18.78 million. The Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER) Report of 2020 indicated an increase in urban housing shortages of 54 per cent amounting to 29 million in 2018.

Redefining the Himalayan Carrying Capacity through a People-Centric Approach

. An Immersive Online Discussion Workshop on the Carrying Capacity of the Himalayas: A People-Centric Approach was organized by the Centre for Environment, Climate Change and Sustainable Development (CECCSD), IMPRI Impact and Policy Research Institute, New Delhi on October 9th, 2023. This discussion was part of the #WebPolicyTalks Series: The State of the Environment - #Planet Talks. The chair for the program was Mr. Tikender Singh Panwar, a Senior Fellow at IMPRI and the Former Deputy Mayor of Shimla.

MSMEs are Required to Toughen Up in this World of Startups

Small enterprises need a rating agency to rate big companies that treat them like dirt. And that rating impact the big company's reputation, credit-rating score and ESG rating. The rating agency should also rate GoI and state governments for revealed, as opposed to claimed, ease of doing business, depending on how fairly government departments and state-owned enterprises transact with small companies.