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About Nagpur

Nagpur city, popularly known as the Orange city, is the largest city in central India and third largest city in the State of Maharashtra after Mumbai and Pune. The Nagpur Metropolitan Area is the 13th largest urban agglomeration in India. It is a major commercial and political center of the Vidarbha region of Maharashtra. Nagpur is the seat of the annual winter session of the Maharashtra state assembly, "Vidhan Sabha". The city being located practically at the geographical centre, has a Zero Milestone marker indicating the center of India.

About the City

Land area (km2)

217.56 km2


2,405,421 (2011)

Population growth rate

1.73% annually

% of the city's territory which is urban


Population density (hab / km2)

11,056 hab/km2

Rate of population density change over last decade

15.2% since last decade


Tropical and subtropical steppe 



Main economic activity

Third sector (Commerce, service sectors (electricity/gas supply, water supply, construction, transportation/storage))

Community type


About the Local Government

Official name

Nagpur Mahanagarpalika

Official name in English

Nagpur Municipal Corporation, Nagpur

Number of municipal employees

12,500 (2011-12)

Annual income in USD

201,074,720 USD

Annual expenditure in USD

201,074,720 USD

Mayor or senior elected representative

5 Years  (Mayor 2½ years)

Municipal Commissioner or senior appointed representative

As per Govt. of Maharashtra directives

City vision and mission statement

The Growth Nucleus of Central India and An eco-city that provides adequate, equitable, sustainable access to urban services for all citizen.




Urban systems, infrastructures and services managed by the Local Government

Healthcare facilities, Parks, Public transportation, Roads construction, Road maintenance, Schools, Water supply, Waste management, Wastewater drainage, Wastewater treatment, Street lighting, Slum development, Libraries, Sports & recreational facilities

ICLEI Membership

Yes (2005)

Member of regional/national/global initiatives

Signed Mexico City Pact, carbonn Cities Climate Registry

Original vision and practise

Description of relevant existing development policies

Development Control Rules DCR & As per Budget Book 2013-14

Current sustainability strategy and/or action plan


  • Local Renewables Model Communities Network project (2006)
  • Solar City Master Plan


Description of sustainability policies in the local community

10% rebate for installation of Solar Water Heater

Case studies

Reuse of Waste Water by Nagpur Municipal Corporation (Case studie developed by ICLEI available here)

Relevant past and current projects

Current review process of existing policies , plans, strategies and activities

The City set commitments for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency, to achieve a five percent increase by 2020, and a three percent increase by 2012 respectively.

At a glance

% access to electricity


% served by municipal water system


Water consumption per inhabitant


% served by municipal wastewater drainage system


% served by municipal solid waste collection system


% living in informal settlements


Public transportation modes available


Public transportation network coverage of urban area

Public Transport is run by the Private operator -Star Bus.  Started operational since end of 2006 .There are 470 Star buses in Nagpur city . About 170 buses are plying daily and carrying more than 200,000 passengers on 12 routes  daily, making an annual average of 32 lakh trips within the city boundary. 

Energy profile

Community's final energy consumption by economic sector according to GPC

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Energy consumption per inhabitant

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% of local government operations of community final energy consumption

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Local government operations of final energy consumption by sector of activity according to IEAP

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Community final energy consumption evolution through time

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Further information on energy profile

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For more information on the city's GHG emission reporting, visit their profile on the carbonn Climate Registry.

Completion of Nagpur's Greenhouse Gas Inventory

The City completed its GHG inventory to gain a better understanding of where and how emissions can be decreased at both the government and community level. In addition, the City set commitments for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency, to achieve a five percent increase by 2020, and a three percent increase by 2012 respectively.

Energy efficiency at the government scale

Beginning in 2012, the Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) began implementing energy-efficient improvements across the board of its municipal operations. This included the installation of energy-efficient T4 lights in main government buildings, the replacement of older fans with new, energy-efficient fans (50 watts), the conversion of 132 traffic signal junctions to light emitting diode (LEDs) and piloting solar street lights.

Model Solar City Project Approved by Government of India 

Between 2011 and 2012, the Government of India and its MNRE department allocated US$ 2,100,000 for Solar Water Heating System projects to be applied to apartments, hospitals and restaurants. Pilot projects called for a solar PV Plant at NMC municipal office buildings and hospitals. Microprocessor based Controller and Panel installation as well as overall performance improvement through a feedback facility in the existing panel were also called for.

For more information on the city's mitigation action reporting, visit their profile (page 2) on the carbonn Climate Registry.

GCC tracking for Nagpur
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Step III

GreenClimateCities Methodology - Legend

GreenClimateCities Methodology - Chart