This study discusses the importance of yoga as an effective means of stress and health management during as well post COVID-19 pandemic, especially for the urban lifestyle. The study also presents the results of an online survey that was conducted in May-June 2020 to study the stress issues among urban residents in Japan.
The paper discusses the importance of the Risk Assessment Tool for awareness generation and decision making. Further, the datasets generated through the tool have been analyzed to understand the key intervention areas for COVID-19 response and management.
This article views the COVID-19 pandemic as an opportunity leading to a significant reduction in pollution levels, clean waters in rivers, improved visibility, and other tangible benefit to humanity and the environment.
The paper presents a knowledge-based conceptual framework that presents an overall picture of the water resource flow (specifically from a Water-Energy-Food nexus perspective) between urban and rural areas within NMA. Based on the developed framework, the study suggests feasible directions for smartly linking the upcoming developments in Nagpur Smart city and adjacent Rurban cluster.
To operationalize app-based crowdsourcing, this paper methodically investigates the current state of 33 freely-accessible disaster-related mobile apps in India. The study provides specific suggestions for enhancing community outreach, ensuring user-friendly interface and promoting Global Positioning System ‘GPS’ based apps.
This study theorizes the importance of building integrated decision-making platforms to optimize Food-Energy-Water (FEW) sectors regional level. It discusses the key barriers for operationalizing FEW nexus at ground level and the need for urban-rural shared perspectives in resource management.
In view of the rising water, energy, and food (collectively referred to as WEF) demands in cities and the interlinkages between WEF systems, this study aims to highlight the role of SC in enhancing WEF resource efficiency from a nexus perspective. To study the current trends of SC developments first, a specific case of proposed Nagpur smart city (India) is reviewed based on document analysis and preliminary discussions with local government officials.
To substantiate the limited understanding of ongoing water conflicts in the wider Nagpur Metropolitan Area, this study analyzes a specific set of secondary data related to the history of the Pench Project and its water utilization trends.