Keyword : Smart City

Ajmer: Will smart and heritage cities schemes make it any better?

Ajmer is arguably one of the most unsmart cities in India. The vast Ana Sagar lake built in the 12th century has become a pool of filth and scum. The famous shrine of Khwaja Moin-ud-din Chishti in

“ICT cuts across urban management & governance”

The man responsible for driving urban development in Madhya Pradesh is also well versed with the ICT and has played a key role in shaping the growth of IT industry in the state. In an interacti

How Modi’s smart cities vision is being diluted

Venkaiah Naidu is known for his plain speak and the union development minister displayed it in full measure recently at the opening address of a two-day consultation conference involving bureaucrat

Developing citizen-centric cities

Citizen participation is a must for smart cities. Only when citizens pay for the services, be it waste disposal and recycling, water or electricity, a city can be made viable and livable. The urban

Cisco to transform orange city Nagpur into smart city

The orange city of India will be a smart city soon. Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Cisco in San-Fransisco to make his home town a s

Ports, many state capitals in India’s smart cities project

The government has included 24 state capitals in the list of 98 cities, which are to be developed as smart cities.  The list of smart cities was unveiled by Union minister Venkaiah Naidu today

FICCI meet triggers debate on smart city security

Smart city is not just about facilities but about is also about safety of the people. This week FICCI hosted ‘Homeland Security -2015’ conference on the theme ‘Safe & Smart Ci

Evening digest: Rational personal taxes, flat 25% corporate tax in 4 years

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has promised a rational tax rate for individuals and bringing down of corporate tax to 25 per cent flat in four years beginning next fiscal along with removal of exemp

Morning briefing: First list of 20 smart cities today

The government will on Thursday announce the names of the first 20 urban areas that will be developed as smart cities. In subsequent years, the government will announce 40 cities each to be develop

What makes a city smart?

The debate on what indeed is a ‘smart city’ continues to reverberate even almost a year after the mission on smart cities was launched in June 2015. Environmentalists keep insisting on

Five stories you should not miss this weekend

Every few days one more child dies after receiving the pentavalent vaccine… Yet as these deaths mount, it has been announced that pentavalent vaccine is to be introduced in 3 more states&hel

Lucknow, Ranchi among 13 winners of smart city competition

Urban development ministry has announced the list of 13 cities which have been chosen to be developed under the government’s

Making smart cities financially smart

India is witnessing rapid pace of urbanisation. The need for measures to make our cities more liveable has been felt badly in the past decade. The investment required to improve urban infrastructur

Pasighat deserves to be a smart city

Cities are considered the engines of growth. They not only provide wider employment opportunities but also absorb large migrant population, which has resulted into unplanned urbanisation.

And the city softly sings the blues

India is a largely rural country with 68 percent of its population living in villages. As per the 2011 census, approximately 32 percent of the population or 38 crore people stay in cities. This fig

Why Delhi – or for that matter any Indian city – can’t become London

A stretch of road running about a couple of kilometres in east Delhi is very much the core of deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia’s constituency. In recent months, the civic authorities (whi

Learning to build the smart cities

With an outlay of Rs 50,000 crore for the 100 Smart Cities initiative and Rs 48,000 crore for 500 cities under the Atal Mission For Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT), the government is

“No city habitable unless it attracts investment and creates jobs”

Most of our big cities were built during the British era. They were meant to accommodate a certain size of population and last for a certain period. However, due to rapid urbanisation, these cities



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