This is a usual social innovation story involving the use of colour to improve an Indian city's social and civic issues and outlook. Kolkata, formerly known as Calcutta, is to undergo a makeover and be painted a light blue. All government buildings, roadside railings and flyovers will be painted in a local government initiative by the ruling Trinamul Congress. The new colour scheme will include repainting the city's yellow taxis along with a number of famous landmarks. Owners of private buildings will be requested to paint their premises in the same colour and will incur their own costs.
Firhad Hakim, Urban Development Minister, says, "Our leader, Chief Minister of West Bengal, Mamata Banerjee, has decided that the theme colour of the city will be sky blue because the motto of the new government is 'the sky is the limit'. The necessary government orders will be issued soon." However, this social innovation idea of blue announcement has been criticised by opposition parties who believe the local government was "preoccupying itself with non-essential issues." Read more
Source : justmeans.com