Need of empowered City Administration – UPSC GS1

Facts: Cities across the world contribute about 80% of global GDP. In India: Around 50% of a city’s population occupies 10% of the land 26-37 million families in urban India reside in informal housing. Impacts of unbalanced urbanization in India: Environmental Vulnerability: Unbalanced development has made cities more vulnerable to environmental shocks that get more frequent …

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New Urban India – UPSC GS1

Utility: Analysis of Urban schemes which can be used in answers related to Urbanisation or on direct questions on these schemes. Context: Completion of six years of implementation of three major flagship missions of the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs: Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban), Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) and …

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Ease of Living Index

  The index conceived in June 2017 aims to help cities assess their liveability vis-a-vis global and national benchmarks and encourage cities to move towards an ‘outcome-based’ approach to urban planning and management. It covers 111 cities that are smart city contenders, capital cities and cities with population of 1 million plus. It captures quality …

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