The recently announced Ease of Living Index 2020 rankings for cities indicates that Bengaluru and Pune are the most “livable” among larger cities, while Shimla and Bhubaneswar topped the charts among the smaller cities.
NEC Corporation India, a wholly-owned subsidiary of NEC Corporation, has won the mandate to drive Thiruvananthapuram’s Smart City project. Hon’ble Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the project alongside Hon’ble Chief Minister of Kerala, Pinarayi Vijayan.
Ahmedabad-based startup has powered up two villages with high-speed internet using LiFi-based technology. Akrund and Navanagar villages in Aravalli district of Gujarat have become India’s first smart villages with LiFi-based internet connectivity. With this facility from the startup, Nav Wireless Technology, schools, hospitals, post offices, and government offices in these two villages will get faster and safer internet connection through existing electricity lines.
To track the movement of the vehicles carrying garbage and check whether they are disposing of waste daily, the New Town Kolkata Development Authority (NKDA) is planning to set up an Internet-of-Things (IoT)-enabled smart fencing on a 17-km stretch on New Town’s main arterial road from Mahisbathan box bridge to Biswa Bangla Gate in Action Area I.
Manoj Sinha, Lieutenant Governor, laid foundation stones for scores of public utilities and developmental projects worth Rs 26.6 crore being carried out under prestigious Srinagar Smart City Project giving a major push towards transforming Srinagar into more vibrant and modern city.
The Advanced Materials and Processes Research Institute (AMPRI) of Bhopal, under the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), has entered into an agreement with the Tripura State Council for Science and Technology for promoting the use of bamboo in the building construction sector.
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Hyderabad is planning to add more feathers to its cap. After Open Defecation Free (ODF) ++ certification, the city is now trying for the five star certification, which is issued for cities for being garbage free, in the country.
Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh, has announced Rs 1,600 crore to establish sewage treatment plants across Bhopal. This move was undertaken so that the lake water remains healthy and potable.
The Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Indore has collaborated with the Indore Municipal Corporation (IMC) to develop a module on solid waste management strategy to help replicate the city’s model of cleanliness in other Indian cities besides contributing ideas for smart city development.