The government today announced another list of 30 cities for development as smart cities taking the total cities picked up so far to 90 under Smart City Mission launched on June 25, 2015.
The largest ever sample survey of over 18 lakh citizens has revealed that sanitation in cities and towns of the country has substantially improved during the last one year, confirming that ‘Swachh Bharat’ buzz is making a difference on ground with people clearly perceiving a change for the better.
The Government of India, through the Energy Efficiency Services (EESL) under the Ministry of Power, would be retrofitting 10 lakh conventional streetlights with LEDs in gram panchayats of seven districts in Andhra Pradesh.
Transportation is an unsolved issue in the city of Bengaluru. The city has always struggled in providing last mile connectivity to its citizens. However, Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP), is working towards ease of traffic congestion and is working on Personal Rapid Transit (PRT) which will establish a network of pod taxis carrying passengers on elevated tracks and is aimed at overcoming last mile connectivity issue.
Inching towards digitization in the education system, the Government of India will be launching a unified digital system that will track performance parameters of nearly 8.7 million school teachers and 250 million students. The unified platform will also address the issue of absenteeism.
In line with the ‘Digital India’ initiative, state-owned National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) has initiated steps towards digitization by implementing company-wide paperless office to save on expensive office space and paper use.
As a part of the Bloomberg Initiative for Global Road Safety (BIGRS) programme, NACTO-GDCI—in collaboration with the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM) and MTP—has been working on the redesign of Mith Chowki intersection in Mumbai, a space known as a hot spot for road safety challenges.
Soil Health Card, a revolutionary scheme initiated for farmers, will bring in a huge difference to farming and farm produce. Soil Health Card provides information to farmers on nutrient status of their soil along with recommendations on appropriate dosage of nutrients for improving soil health and its fertility.
The Smart Cities Council India successfully organised its first-in-its-series of India-wide multicity smart cities workshops in Solapur on June 2, 2017. Solapur was selected under the Centre’s smart city mission, which witnessed a lineup of world-class solution providers.
The launch of INAM-Pro+, an upgraded version of INAM-Pro, has bought cement buyers and sellers together on one single platform. Designed by the Highways and Infrastructure Development Corporation Ltd (NHIDCL), INAM-Pro, which was launched two years back, has been used by more than 700 construction companies.