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.
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As the ‘smart journey’ begins, here’s a look at what’s in the works for the 20 chosen cities.
The deadline for commencing the execution of the smart city development plan—20 cities have been chosen under Smart Cities Challenge—falls on June 25
In the capital of India, the population is growing at the decadal rate of 50 per cent. Beleaguered by unplanned urbanisation, poverty, pollution, safety concerns, water crises and waste management the city has much to accomplish to become a Smart City.
The smart cities mission's sister initiative namely AMRUT, for transforming cities with population under a million, has been steadily gathering pace in providing amenities to the cities under its footprint.
There is an element of smartness in being Indian.This smartness has been well documented in a book called “Juggad Innovation,” which encapsulates the ingenuity with which Indians resolve complex problems using smart solutions.
The New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) was today given the Smart Project Award at the 3rd Smart City Summit in Mumbai. "During the summit, the Smart City Council is awarding the cities which have been selected for the Smart City mission by Urban Development Ministry," NDMC said in a statement here.
Municipal Commissioner Pravin Kumar on Wednesday received the Smart Cities Mission Award of Smart Cities Council of India in Mumbai. The award was given away at the third Smart Cities Summit-2016.
Setting the platform for collaboration between local government and technology providers, the Smart Cities Council India on Wednesday launched the Indian readiness guide to help urban planners understand the framework of a smart city and take steps to improve infrastructure.
Pratap Padode, founder of the consulting firm ‘Smart Cities Council’ in India believes the selection of the cities said the selection process was most transparent and it was a credible exercise.Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu announced the first list of 20 cities today that will be developed to have basic infrastructure. Assured water and power supply, sanitation and solid waste management systems, efficient urban mobility and public transportation, IT connectivity, e-governance and citizen participation are some of the highlights of the initiative.
Indian government has unveiled the list of 20 smart cities that will be the first to receive funds among the 100 cities listed by the Modi government. The 20 smart cities are Bhuvneshwar, Pune, Jaipur, Surat, Cochin, Ahmedabad, Jabalpur, Vishakapatnam, Sholapur, Dhavangiri, Indore, NDMC, Coimbatore, Kakinada, Belgaum, Udaipur, Guwahati, Chennai, Ludhiana & Bhopal.