articles by Vijaya Pushkarna /CitizenMatters.in

India

Delhi municipal school teachers not paid salaries since August; MCDs, state govt pass buck

At the centre of the controversy is a complex and unresolved issue surrounding the finances of the Delhi government and the MCDs.

India

Delhi's out-of school poor children, dependent on mid-day meals, stare at empty plates and uncertain future

Delhi has the highest percentage of severely stunted children (11.7 percent), according to the Urban Hunger and Malnutrition (HUNGaMA) study whose results were released in February 2018

India

Delhi Pollution: Concerns raised over efficacy, proactiveness of super commission as air turns deadly 

The Commission has asked the Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) and the Delhi government to “work in close coordination with the industrial units” to meet the deadline

India

Pedestrians in Old Delhi happy with Chandni Chowk's redevelopment, shop owners not so much

Centuries will now not only co-exist in the market built by Shah Jahan in the 17th century but will also have to compete with each other with the 1.3-kilometre-long stretch set to get its first mall

India

Construction workers hesistant to return to Delhi, fear another sudden lockdown and arduous journey back home

Though there is some construction activity at developmental projects abandoned after the lockdown, contractors say the guidelines about reduced workforce and social distancing has halted most activity

India

Out of work in COVID-19 lockdown, Delhi citizens try self-employment in hopes of rebuilding livelihoods

With millions out of work and many being forced to explore new avenues, it remains to be seen how much success these ventures have.

India

Delhi Metro resumes today: Expect cashless travel, empty alternate seats and longer stops

After a gap of more than five months and a week, metro stations and coaches of the National Capital Region will witness passengers willing to go through the restrictive, controlled and strictly enforced entry, travel and exit conditions

India

Has Delhi flattened COVID-19 curve? Widespread testing, improved health infrastructure major boost in easing situation

The BJP and AAP called a truce as they joined hands to deal with the COVID-19 crisis in Delhi, and encouraging results are now being seen

India

In Delhi, remote learning during COVID-19 leaves less well-off grappling with digital divide and teachers ruing lack of training

The effectiveness of online classes has also become a sensitive issue for school managements caught between government instructions and parental expectations.

India

Used PPEs, gloves, masks pile up in Delhi crematoriums; lack of public awareness leaves city facing biomedical waste crisis

In Delhi, there has been no awareness building around COVID-generated biomedical waste and how to safely deal with it.

India

From readying your home for quarantine to getting medical help, here's what to expect if you test COVID positive in Delhi

Rates for treatment in private facilities have been notified by the Delhi government, and in all likelihood, the hospital you go to will have these displayed. A government official is also present in the private hospitals, to deal with any issues that may arise.

India

COVID-19 chaos in Delhi: Govt app reveals over 4,000 vacant beds as patients complain of shortage, eye-popping charges at private hospitals

The surge in COVID-19 cases has stunned the Delhi government that was, till a few weeks ago, confident of its ability to manage the virus. At the end of May, it had even supported the idea of relaxing lockdown restrictions.

India

Coronavirus Outbreak: From saviours to scourge of public, police wearing different hats during national disaster

It is the best of times and the worst of times for police around the country who have been ordered to enforce the prime minister’s nationwide lockdown, with images and videos of police behaviour, swinging from humane to violent playing out on TV screens and smart phones in every home.

Politics

Delhi Report Card: Doorstep delivery of services may prove winner for AAP as UT readies to vote

If perceptions indeed win elections, then AAP has certainly made a strong case among voters with its intentions and delivery of good governance at least in part

Politics

Delhi Assembly polls: Centre, AAP clash over water quality, but voters give Arvind Kejriwal's scheme thumbs up

Supplying free water, especially to areas that had no supply, was one of AAP’s key promises when the party made its foray into politics.

Politics

Delhi Assembly Election 2020: Has the AAP government lived up to its promises on power?

Across Delhi — from those living in small tenements to residents of big bungalows — everyone has benefitted, to some extent, from AAP’s promise to reduce their power bills. Ever since it came to power, for 49 days in 2013 and for five years in 2015, AAP, in its manifesto, had promised and claimed that it had reduced citizens’ electricity dues by 50 percent.