Urbanisation & District Planning

Cities contribute to 80% of the region’s economic growth. Unfortunately, they also account for 60-80% of energy consumption and 75% of carbon emissions, and consume over 75% of the world’s natural resources. India is also witnessing rapid urbanisation, with approximately 31% of its population living in cities. Currently, much of the urbanisation is taking place in small towns and cities. The rapid urbanisation trajectory requires us to find a way of achieving economically and socially equitable growth, without further damaging the environment.

Realising the significance of sustainable urbanisation, DA has been conducting policy research in the areas of urban social housing and green buildings. DA has recently undertaken a study to identify the drivers and barriers to scaling up low carbon and energy efficient technology applications in housing in urban and peri-urban areas. Previously, DA had conducted a study on green buildings in the country. DA is also working to advocate concerned policy makers in various Household Water Treatment and Storage (HWTS) systems, to ensure access to safe water in the slums of Delhi.


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Sub-regional sustainable development strategy (SSDS) for South Asia

The purpose of the project is to strengthen the capacity of the South Asia by the  Sub-regional Sustainable Development Strategy and Action Plans (NSDSAP) with mainstreaming sustainable development issues in the decision making process.

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National Resource Cell for District Planning

Under this project the district planning process will be strengthen to improve effectiveness of development programme in India and to ensure equitable participation and benefit sharing by disadvantaged social group, in the district planning process.

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