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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.