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NMC signs agreement with IUC of European Union for urban development

Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC), on Wednesday, signed a pact with European Union under the latters International Urban Cooperation (IUC) programme.
NMC Commissioner Virendra Singh, Nagpur Mayor Nanda Jichkar and Pier Roberto Remitti (Director, IUC India) during the signing of agreement between NMC and IUC of the European Union.

Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC), on Wednesday, signed a pact with European Union under the latters International Urban Cooperation (IUC) programme. The partnership agreement was signed to identify and expand areas of cooperation in Nagpur (India) and Karlsruhe (Germany). The agreement was signed by Nagpur Mayor Nanda Jichkar and NMC Commissioner Virendra Singh on Nagpur’s behalf and by Pier Roberto Remitti (Director, IUC India). Under the program, Nagpur and Karlsruhe will joint preparing a local action plan based on the needs of sustainable urban development and the ambitious smart cities mission by the Government of India.

Prior to signing of the agreement, Ashish Varma (Sustainable Development Expert, IUC India) gave a short introduction of the project. During his presentation, Varma explained the purpose, objective and implementation of the program.  Dr Ramnath Sonawne (Chief Executive Officer, Nagpur Smart and Sustainable City Development Corporation Limited) also gave a brief introduction of Nagpur, the opportunities and the problems faced by the city. He also explained how IUC programme could help Nagpur with regards to knowledge exchange and implementation of smart city planning. Dr Sonawne also gave detailed information about the importance of integrating urban development and municipal services, reduced carbon consumption, urban innovation and sustainable mobility.

NMC Commissioner Virendra Singh said, “This is a good opportunity for Nagpur to know about the issues related to sustainable urban development and to work in European cities. With this partnership, Nagpur and Karlsruhe will work together on issues related to sustainable urban development. Karlsruhe has been using smart technologies for quite some time now and the citys mobility model is very encouraging.

Nagpur Mayor Mayor Jichkar was too very happy with the signing with the agreement. Jichkar expressed her determination to work in an ambitious way towards global climate change and achieving sustainable urban development objectives.

What is IUC programme?

The International Urban Cooperation (IUC) prgramme enhances cooperation on sustainable urban development in cities and partner cities of the European Union in India, East Asia, North and South America. The programme aims at adding a new perspective to handle sustainable urban development issues. Under the programme representatives of both the cities meet and develop local action plans to promote sustainable urban development of the cities.

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NMC Chief Tukaram Mundhe storms out of meeting after Corporator calls him ‘blot on Saint Tukaram’

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Radhika Dhawad | Nagpur

Tukaram Mundhe


In a dramatic turn of events today, Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) Commissioner Tukaram Mundhe stormed out of the General Body (GB) Meet held in the presence of Nagpur Mayor Sandip Joshi and several Congress and BJP corporators. The meeting, which took place after a gap of three months, was held at Suresh Bhat Auditorium in Reshimbagh, Nagpur on Saturday. During the meeting, BJP corporator Dayashankar Tiwari, BJP city chief and MLC Pravin Datke and BJP corporator Avinash Thakre accused the civic body of ignoring elected representatives while formulating policy decisions.

Later, as Mundhe spoke, Tiwari, while exercising Point of Information, interrupted him and began raising his voice. Mundhe told Joshi and the House that if corporators raised their voices, he wouldn’t sit through the meeting. Tiwari reacted to Mundhes objection by saying that Mundhe should leave Nagpur instead of leaving the House.

Tagging Mundhe as Britisher, Congress corporator Harish Gwalbanshi compared Mundhes attitude with that of a Britisher. He said, Like Britishers, Mundhe had supporters. The Congress corporator said the same while questioning the civic bodys move to convert a market complex into a COVID-19 health centre.

Also read: Nagpur man discovers 4-month-old foetus in gutter; cops suspect illegal abortion

Further, Gwalbanshi, comparing (Tukaram) Mundhe with his namesake Saint Tukaram, said that the commissioner was the exact opposite of Saint Tukaram, and that NMC chief was a blot on the Saints name. He even asked Mundhe not to tarnish the image of the Saint. An infuriated Mundhe immediately left the meeting midway, which was later chaired by Additional Municipal Commissioner Ram Joshi.

Meanwhile, a no-confidence motion was also moved in the House against Mundhe by calling his act as ?unconstitutional. Joshi said the same meeting would now be resumed on Tuesday and he would try bringing Mundhe for the meeting.

Watch below: NMC Chief Tukaram Mundhe को कोई नहीं चाहता; लोग उनसे दहशत में हैं: Nagpur Mayor Sandip Joshi

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NMC to seal The East India Co.,Moksha after owner’s family member tests COVID-19 positive

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NMC would be sealing Nagpur's popular restaurants The East India Co.,Moksha after owner's family member tested COVID-19 positive.
East India Co. situated at Civil Lines

Panic spread among citizens in Nagpur after one of the family members residing at Shivaji Nagar tested COVID-19 positive. The infected, who’s family runs citys popular restaurants ? The East India Co. situated at Civil Lines and Moksha situated at Jhansi Rani Square ? has been shifted to Government Medical College (GMC).

The woman, who had recently returned to Nagpur from Delhi, tested positive for the virus on Tuesday evening. Post that, her family members quarantined themselves at Hotel Pride at Wardha Road on Wednesday.

When we spoke to the owner of the restaurants vis-a-vis the risks associated with the family member getting infected and operating the restaurants, he said, There’s no need to panic as none of us visit the two restaurants. The restaurants have been providing home delivery and there’s no question of worry. Even I haven’t been visiting the restaurants.

However when we spoke to Prakash Warhade, Assistant Municipal Commissioner for Dharampeth zone, he said, We’re in the process of sealing the two restaurants.

Also read: 61 from Naik Talao-Bangladesh area test positive, Nagpur COVID-19 tally crosses 800

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NMC recovers over Rs 1.18 lakh fine in 15 days from people not wearing mask

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Sharvari Vaidya | Nagpur

After Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) made wearing of masks compulsory in public places to fight COVID-19, the Nuisance Detection Squad (NDS) of the civic body in Nagpur recovered a fine of Rs 1,18,500 from April 15 to May 30. NMC has also imposed a fine of Rs 200 against the violators in accordance with state government guidelines.

The NDS penalsied 534 people residing in all 10 zones of the city. The violators were mostly from areas including Dhantoli, Sitabuldi and Sadar, with age groups ranging from young and middle-aged.

NDS commandant Veersen Tambe told Nation Next, Any person violating these guidelines shall be punished issued under section 188 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and shall be strictly punished after three similar offences in a row by police officers or the NDS squad. Both of these officers are hereby allowed to take some action to seriously penalise these violators. Although lot of awareness is seen in people but for those who choose not to wear mask will have to face legal action and fine of Rs 200.

Also read: June 7: Here’s list of areas in Nagpur declared as containment zones till now

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