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Challenges of Digital India: Some heads-up for Narendra Modi


Narendra Modi launched his 1.13 lakh crore Digital India initiative on July 3 with a vision to digitally empower each and every citizen of the country. Though the plan is ready and we are good to go, but is it that easy to transform words written on a 'white paper' into a reality? Know all about the challenges of the grand mission before putting your foot forward to become digitally empowered. 1. The foremost challenge is to increase digital literacy in the country.

NE Smart City Conclave


A smart city should be one that places the cultural development of a city as its central theme and ensures that citizens have an access to all facilities in a smart manner, said VK Pipersenia while inaugurating the North East Smart City Conclave organised by the Indian Chamber of Commerce (ICC) here on Saturday.

Smart cities to succeed on inter-state competition: Padode


With PM Narendra Modi pressing the need of smart cities, dreaming of 100 smart cities remains no more a far-fetched reality. Speaking to CNBC-TV18, Pratap Padode, Founder and Director of the Smart Cities Council of India, discusses the various criteria for the Smart City programme.

States get four months to identify potential smart cities


The Union government has indicated timelines for its smart city project to take off. Going by these, said a source, the first list of 20 such places to be chosen might be finalised by March 2016. States and Union Territories have got four months to come up with their list of places which they think deserve to be among these 100 smart cities, it is learnt, by October-November 2015. A valuation of the plans will determine the final 100.

Smart Cities: Need big pockets to fulfil PM Modi's dream!


Everyone believes in Prime Minister Modi's '100 Smart Cities' project. And why won't they. According to Pratap Padode, founder and director of Smart Cities Council of India, smart cities project is just like the umbrella project, which covers NaMo government's remaining schemes such as Digital India, Swachh Bharat Abhiyan and thus would result in significant growth of the country.