Creating smart villages: Ahmedabad startup powers 2 villages with LiFi tech

Thu, 2021-03-04 19:42 -- SCC India Staff

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.

IoT-enabled smart fencing to keep tabs on garbage disposal in Kolkata

Thu, 2021-03-04 19:38 -- SCC India Staff

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.

Transforming Srinagar: LG inaugurates projects worth Rs 26.6 cr

Thu, 2021-03-04 19:33 -- SCC India Staff

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.

AMPRI, Tripura ink pact to use bamboo in building construction

Thu, 2021-03-04 19:29 -- SCC India Staff

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.

After ODF++ certification, Hyderabad now eyes 5-star rating under Swacch Bharat Mission

Fri, 2021-02-26 11:22 -- SCC India Staff

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.

IIM, IMC tie-up to implement Indore Swachhta model in other cities

Fri, 2021-02-26 11:11 -- SCC India Staff

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.