This white paper is a direct outgrowth of US-India Business Council (USIBC) Chairman and MasterCard Global CEO Ajay Banga's mission to meet with the new Modi Administration in June.
India has recently committed to the development and construction of 100 Smart Cities to meet the demands of its rapidly growing and urbanizing population. This effort will include construction of new municipalities and renovation of existing cities as the rural population shifts into urban areas.
In India, new growth centers are emerging beyond the country's six emerging metros. As growth shifts to smaller second- and third-tier cities, smart cities efforts need to be refocused on these emerging cities before growth overruns them. This report profiles 20 cities that are poised to emerge as smart cities.
Without a stable supply of electricity, made economically available to all of its inhabitants, India will remain hamstrung with respect to achieving its maximum potential. This white paper from Smart Cities Council - India Associate Partner GRID20/20 outlines some of the challenges facing India's electric grid as well as some of the available solutions and progress being made.