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Resilient Cities Asia-Pacific (RCAP) Congress 2019

The 4th Resilient Cities Asia-Pacific 2019 Congress is being organised by International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives (ICLEI) and hosted by South Delhi Municipal Corporation in New Delhi. The congress will offer cities & regions from Asia-Pacific a variety of innovative solutions that build resilience to climate change at the sub-national level.

The congress will host combination of high-level plenaries and technical sessions on the implementation and achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals, the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs), and the New Urban Agenda of 2016, while at the same time bringing together experts and practitioners who will share their experiences and encourage cities to take actions on resilience.

Objectives of RCAP Congress 2019

  • To share and learn about good urban resilience practices and showcase innovative ideas, solutions and initiatives
  • To provide local governments with exposure and access to tools and processes that help mainstream resilience considerations into policy and practice
  • To provide a networking platform to promote concerted and coordinated action in Asia among the main players in the field of urban resilience
  • To explore tangible opportunities for creating partnerships between local governments and the private sector
  • To bring together funders and cities and facilitate the match-making between available financial resources and current cities’ needs.

The Congress was inaugurated by Vice-President Venkiah Naidu. The outcomes of the RCAP 2019 will be presented in the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) Conference to be held in Berlin in June this year.

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Mosquito Terminator on Wheels: Special train flagged off to prevent breeding of mosquitoes in New Delhi

Delhi division of Northern Railway and South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) jointly launched Mosquito Terminator on Wheels, a special mosquito terminator train to prevent mosquito breeding along railway tracks in New Delhi. The special train aims to control and mitigate menace of mosquito breeding in the burrow pits along railway tracks in New Delhi.

Mosquito Terminator on Wheels

For this train, SDMC has provided high power sprayer and insecticide on truck mounted power sprayer. It has been loaded on special kind of wagon, which will spray insecticides during train movement to sanitise areas upto distance of 50-60 metres along rail tracks on Ring Railway. It will cover distance of 150km in each cycle over by moving at speed of 20 kmph.

The train will pass through Hazrat Nizamuddin, Sewa Nagar, Lajpat Nagar, Lodhi Colony, Brar Square, Delhi Safdarjung, Inderpuri, Patel Nagar, Delhi Kishanganj, Dayabasti, Sadar Bazar and New Delhi and will cover other areas of NCR region.

There will be two rounds of spraying each week to cover peak mosquito breeding season totalling to 10 rounds/trips in 5 weeks. Indian Railways is also collaborating with three corporations in NCR Delhi to take requisite measures to prevent breeding of mosquitoes in railway colonies and railway land.

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