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Rapid urbanization across Indian cities is clogging traffic, increasing fuel consumption, raising pollution levels and putting a heavy demand on urban transport systems.
Watch how Indian cities like Mysuru is gearing up to tackle these challenges.
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Mysuru has used technology to transform its city bus services into a modern, safe, and efficient system, making it attractive for commuters to use public transport. Journalists from various states of #India are there to find out how this system is helping transform Mysore, Karnataka and what their cities could learn from this smart system. Stay tuned for #SmartTransport stories and for live...
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02/22/2017 at 14:30. Facebook
As we delve into #SmartTransport and what it can mean for #India, let us first consider why we need to transform transportation systems.
Inadequate transport costs more than just money, air quality and safety. Major Indian metropolises like #Mumbai, KOLKATA, and #Chennai are growing out instead of up, contributing to increased travel distances and an estimated 550 deaths every day from...
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Transforming Transportation for More Inclusive, Prosperous Cities

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02/22/2017 at 05:30. Facebook
Transport infrastructure in countries like #India cannot keep up with the ever-increasing demand for urban mobility. Therefore, solving urgent urban transport problems in cities requires us to think outside the box.
This #blog explores some smart solutions:
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“Smart mobility” for developing cities

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02/21/2017 at 17:59. Facebook
Transport accounts for about 60% of global oil consumption, 27% of all energy use, and 23% of the world’s energy-related CO2 emissions. But it also connects people to jobs, education, health services and is a crucial driver of economic and social development. Read how we are supporting environmentally sustainable urban transport in #India: [ Wrld.bg Link ]

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02/21/2017 at 05:30. Facebook
Business-as-usual trends suggest that Indian, Chinese, and African cities could see an additional 1 billion cars by 2050, most of which will have to squeeze into the already crowded streets of these crowded countries. If no action is taken, these cars threaten literally to choke tomorrow’s cities.
Can technology help these cities and facilitate urban mobility? [ Wrld.bg Link ] #SmartTransport

Traffic jams, pollution, road crashes: Can technology end the woes of urban transport?

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02/19/2017 at 14:30. Facebook
Deadline Alert!

Just 4 days left for you to apply for the Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program. This is open to all women and men from developing countries applying to a master degree program in a development-related topic.
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World Bank Scholarships Program

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02/17/2017 at 14:30. Facebook
Do you know what constitutes good logistics?
The world over, poor logistics often means poor trade while how efficiently countries trade defines how they grow. Read this to delve into what good logistics will mean for #India and the Make In India campaign: [ Wrld.bg Link ] shared via Livemint

Connecting India’s States with Good Logistics

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The next World Development Report, which will be out in 2018, is about ‘Realizing the Promise of Education for Development’. If you are passionate about education then do send your insights and share this poll with friends: [ Poll.fm Link ]

WDR 2018: Poll #6: If you work in a team, which of the following do you find the least among your colleagues?

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The World Bank supported Jalanidhi Project, which is helping bring clean drinking water to 1.84 million people, was awarded the e-Citizen Service Delivery award by the Government of Kerala. This project is working to provide water to rural families in 200 gram panchayats in 12 districts of #Kerala. Read more: [ Wrld.bg Link ]
Your passion for getting a better understanding of the forces that underlie India’s fascinating development story inspires us to curate meaningful India-focused articles/reports/papers. Our bi-annual India Development Update, which analyses the economic environment prevailing and estimates the country’s potential for future growth, is an effort in that direction.

India development update : financing double-digit growth (English) | The World Bank

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It heartens us to realise that projects like JEEViKA, which have heralded silent change by freeing long-indebted families in rural #Bihar, have your support and you like reading more about them. Thank you for supporting our belief that no transformation can take place until India’s people, especially its most vulnerable, are empowered.

A Decade of Transformation in Bihar

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#India is witnessing historic changes, the scale of which has few parallels in history. Today, we are sharing some development stories from our projects, which have garnered your support and enabled change. For instance, the country is reimagining the role of its iconic railways and building world class infrastructure through programs such as the Dedicated Freight Corridors, which will help...
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Why is Madhya Pradesh facing a protein deficiency problem which is threatening the longer term health of its population? Learn what is being done and a possible solution: [ Wrld.bg Link ]

How protein deficiencies impact the health of communities in India

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Why is Madhya Pradesh facing a protein deficiency problem which is threatening the longer term health of its population? Learn what is being done and a possible solution: [ Wrld.bg Link ]

How protein deficiencies impact the health of communities in India

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India is the largest user of groundwater in the world, with an estimated use of 230 cubic kilometers of groundwater every year – more than a quarter of the global total. By 2025, an estimated 60 percent of India’s groundwater blocks will be in a critical condition. Read more facts about groundwater in #India : [ Wrld.bg Link ] #report

Deep wells and prudence : towards pragmatic action for addressing groundwater overexploitation in India (English) | The World Bank

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#FridayQuiz
Which states in #India are struggling with low per capita incomes, poor human development outcomes and the persistence of poverty among tribal populations?
Take a guess and leave a comment. Alternately, you could find the answers by clicking the link below ↓
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India States Briefs

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We have recently joined ISSUU and will regularly share India specific publications. Do share some love and follow us.
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The Ganga Basin: A Critical Resource for India

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Freight-only corridors will make it cheaper, faster, and more reliable to move goods between the industrial heartland in the north and ports on the eastern and western coasts.
Find out more about how these corridors will transform trade and railway traffic in #India: [ Wrld.bg Link ]

Green Signal for Faster Development: India’s New Freight Corridor

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