Delhi Master Plans: The price of under-implementation since 1962

The more things change, the more they remain the same. The draft Master Plan-2041, which has been put up for public scrutiny, lays out the roadmap for Delhi’s development for the next 20 years. This will be the fourth Master Plan for Delhi (MPD) since 1962, and several provisions have resurfaced over the last six … Read more

Capturing Delhi’s unusual weather patterns this summer

The maximum temperature recorded in Delhi on June 30, 2021 was 43.73 degrees Celsius. This is the second highest maximum temperature on this day since 1951, less than a tenth of a degree lower than the 43.76 degrees Celsisus recorded on June 30, 1987. That Delhi is experiencing a heatwave when it should have been … Read more

This monsoon, Manipur, not Delhi, has the biggest shortfall of rain

June 1 to September 30 is officially considered as the monsoon season in India. The actual amount of rainfall during this period varies from year to year. The first three weeks of the monsoon season this year have been exceptionally good. In terms of cumulative rainfall, the all-India monsoon rainfall until June 22 this year … Read more

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