Domestic waste accounts for 80 per cent of pollutants in Ganga, which sweeps into the river through various sources. The Springfield city, in US, recently added an enhanced high-rate treatment (EHRT) facility featuring the world's largest compressible media filtration (CMF) system to treat the water quality in Mad River. Read to know the details of the project.
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Building a Smart City involves high cost, while globally the market size of the Smart Cities is pegged around $ 1.5 trillion, back home in India the government estimates to spend close to Rs 7 lakh crore (approx $ 105 billion) under its ambitious '100 Smart Cities' Mission.
Cities are expecting dramatic population growth and so it will need new and intelligent infrastructure to meet the needs of their citizens and businesses. The water provided by the Aurangabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) is not sufficient for the use of citizen.
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.
Challenges with the Indian Urbanization Scenario - Urbanization in India is rapid and propels social and environmental challenges. Cities are characterized by strained infrastructure which manifests itself in terms of power cuts and water shortages, high cost of living, and unaffordable real estate resulting in urban sprawl and slums, high volume of traffic resulting in pollution and delays.
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.