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Zero foreign investment till date in Modi’s smart cities mission


Almost two years ago, the Narendra Modi government announced the 100 Smart Cities Mission to transform urban India. But, till date, not a single dollar has come in as foreign investment for the mission. On an RTI query filed by BusinessLine on how much foreign funding Indian cities identified under this mission have garnered, the Ministry of Urban Development said that “no investment has been received”.

Fluentgrid helps kick start Visakhapatnam’s smart city agenda with the launch of the City Command Centre


June 27, 2016, Visakhapatnam: As a first step to revitalizing Vizag into a smarter and more sustainable city, Fluentgrid Limited(Formerly Phoenix IT Solutions Ltd.) helps Greater Visakhapatnam Municipal Corporation (GVMC)set up and launch a state-of-the-art centralized City Command Center.

Technology should have a social and economic impact


The government is planning to take the National Fibre Optic Network to 250,000 village panchayats. Overall there are 650,000 villages, the last-mile connectivity being the ultimate challenge. We have suggested the White-Fi technology, which basically uses the unused TV spectrum and enables various kinds of devices to be connected to the Internet.

India will significantly improve the liveability of its cities within the next 20-30 years


Indian cities are growing rapidly in terms of population and size. One of the unique characteristics of India's urbanisation is that we have latecomer's advantage. Most countries in the world urbanised much earlier. We have the opportunity to learn from their experience and put the latest technology to use to support our urbanisation.