Activities


24.04.2018

Study on impact of climate change on migration in Siliguri under CapaCITIES project
A study to understand the impact of climate change on migration has been initiated by the Indian Institute of Human Settlements in Siliguri. This initiative is also supported by Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) and the results from the same will complement the ongoing work under the CapaCITIES project in the city. As part of this initiative four wards - 20, 24, 4 and 46 have been identified for detailed studies. Focus group...
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23.04.2018
Visit of landfill expert to Siliguri under CapaCITIES project
Mr. Stephan Textor from Textor Engineering, Switzerland carried out a visit to the city of Siliguri to understand the situation of the dumpsite in the city, and help the city in better management of the same. The six-day visit, under Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) funded CapaCITIES project, comprised of meetings with the mayor and other officials of Siliguri Municipal Corporation (SMC) and carrying out gas estimations at the...
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16.04.2018

CapaCITIES captures Siliguri’s imagination through its Sunya initiative
The city of Siliguri held an awareness rally wherein common citizens walked alongside the elected representatives and city officials to raise awareness regarding a “Clean and Green Siliguri” on the 15th of April. The activity was carried out on the occasion of Bengali New Year, which is the first day of the year as per the lunar calendar that is followed in many parts of India, including West Bengal. The participation of the citizens was...
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13.04.2018
Udaipur city promotes e-rickshaws on CapaCITIES project anniversary
A two-day e-rickshaw promotional program is organised by ICLEI South Asia, and being implemented jointly by Municipal Corporation of Udaipur (MCU) on the 13th and 14th of April, 2018. The event is organised on the occasion of the anniversary of CapaCITIES e-rickshaw project. Last year, in a bid to transform the IPT fleet and demonstrate the benefits of e-rickshaws in Udaipur (Rajasthan), Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation...
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17.03.2018
Swiss Ambassador attends 1st City Level Dialogue in Coimbatore
His Excellency Dr. Andreas Baum, Ambassador of Switzerland to India and Bhutan, attended the 1st City Level Dialogue in Coimbatore as part of the CapaCITIES project on the 16th of March, 2018. The event was organised by National Institute of Urban Affairs (NIUA) and ICLEI South Asia to discuss the climate resilient city action plan (CRCAP). It consisted of an inaugural session and two technical sessions. The speakers for the inaugural...
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15.03.2018
Swiss Ambassador inaugurates AQMS, establishes biomethanation plant in Coimbatore
His Excellency Dr. Andreas Baum, Ambassador of Switzerland to India and Bhutan visited Coimbatore, as part of the CapaCITIES project, on the 15th of March, 2018. The CapaCITIES project is supporting various quick win projects in Coimbatore such as the establishment of four air quality monitoring stations at 4 places in the city. One of these, located at the Town Hall where a display board is projecting the air quality results from these 4...
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22.11.2017

Swiss Expert Visits Rajkot for an Initial Assessment of the Transportation Projects
Mr. Nicolas Muhlich from SNZ Engineers and Planners AG visited Rajkot on the 17th and 18th November, 2017 to understand the existing public transportation infrastructure and on ground situation for a prefeasibility study of electrification of Bus Rapid Transport System (BRTS) corridor in Rajkot under the CapaCITIES project. A meeting was carried out with Mr. Jaiman Upadhyay, Mayor, RMC; Mr. Banchhanidhi Pani (IAS), Municipal Commissioner, RMC;...
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20.11.2017
Meeting held with the International and National transport experts
An introductory meeting was held at the ICLEI South Asia office in New Delhi on the 16th of November, 2017. Mr. Ashish Rao Ghorpade, Dr. Monalisa Sen and Ms. Bedoshruti Sadhukhan from ICLEI South Asia, Mr. Rohit Garg from the South Pole Group, Ms. Harshita Mehta from Sofies India, Mr. Nicholas Muehlich from SNZ Engineers and Consultants, Mr. Sanjay Gandhi from SG Architects along with a representative and Mr. Utpal Deka, were present. Dr....
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12.10.2017

Household Survey and Water Quality Analysis in Singanallur Tank Catchment Area at Coimbatore

Under the CapaCITIES Project, supported by The Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), an assessment is being made for the water quality and possibility of cleaning up the lakes within the city that are currently polluted due to the release of waste water from neighbouring areas. For this, a detailed assessment is being made for one lake – the Singanallur Tank in the city of Coimbatore.A household level survey for 10% of the...

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27.08.2017
Acoustic water leak detection machines in Siliguri
As part of the CapaCITIES project supported by Swiss Development Corporation, two acoustic water leak detection machines have been procured and handed over to Siliguri Municipal Corporation. The machines were handed over to the Corporation by ICLEI South Asia on 8th August 2017. These acoustic water leak detection machines will help reduce the wastage of water from the leaks by pinpointing the leak in the water supply pipeline, even before a...
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11.08.2017
All Project Cities Visit Panjim to Learn Key Principles of Sustainable Waste Management under the CapaCITIES Project
One of the key objectives of the CapaCITIES project is to facilitate cross-city learning, within the project partner cities and with other cities nationally and internationally. All four partner cities (Coimbatore, Rajkot, Siliguri and Udaipur) have indicated that solid waste management is a priority sector; in the short term, each of the cities have indicated that they are planning to improve all aspects of solid waste management in the city,...
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03.08.2017
Udaipur Commences Segregation at Source under CapaCITIES project
As a part of the CapaCITIES project supported by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), ICLEI South Asia along with other partners initiated source segregation of waste in two wards (Wards No. 1 and Ward No 41) in Udaipur city. In a bid to improve the existing municipal solid waste management practices in the city, Udaipur Municipal Corporation (UMC) aims to introduce and institutionalize the process of collection and...
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21.07.2017
Expert Visits made to Rajkot City under the CapaCITIES Project
As part of the CapaCITIES project supported by Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), a team from ICLEI South Asia along with Ms. Simone Buetzer, Division Manager, Hunziker Betatech made various site visits in Rajkot between the 17th and 19th of July. At Raiya Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) they met with Mr. M.H. Ghoniya, In-Charge City Engineer, Rajkot Municipal Corporation (RMC); Mr. Chetan Mori, Deputy Executive Engineer, RMC; and...
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21.07.2017
Climate Action Plan Workshop in Siliguri
As part of the CapaCITIES project supported by Swiss Development Corporation, ICLEI South Asia will develop a Climate Change Action Plan for the city of Siliguri, with interventions aimed at building urban resilience and address both climate mitigation and climate adaptation. The first Climate Action Plan Workshop for the same was conducted in Siliguri on 14th July, 2017. This workshop was a Shared Learning Dialogue (SLD) with the Stakeholder...
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20.07.2017
First Instalment of the Climate Action Plan Workshop for CapaCITIES Project - Rajkot
As part of the CapaCITIES project supported by Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, ICLEI South Asia will develop a Climate Change Action Plan for the city of Rajkot, with interventions to build urban resilience in the city and address both climate mitigation and climate adaptation. The first Climate Action Plan Workshop for CapaCITIES Project was conducted in Rajkot on July 17, 2017. This Workshop was a Shared Learning Dialogue (SLD)...

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