Smart City

By GovernanceToday
In Interview
Mar 9th, 2017
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Today’s cities need to accommodate spiralling numbers of people, servicing their needs and stimulating  trade and investment, creating jobs, all within the constraints imposed by mega challenges, such as infrastructure, climate change and more. Guwahati is not just Assam’s largest city; it is the gateway to Northeast India for providing the best connectivity to other s...
By Ramesh Kumar Raja
In Issue 10
Jul 12th, 2016
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Even though the real estate sector’s domestic front looks dampened, the private equity fund inflow has gained momentum riding high on the norms flexibility government has provided over the last couple of  years There has always been a strong history of institutional investment in Indian real estate through both mediums;  direct ownership of property and pooled investme...
By Ritika Bisht
In Governance Watch
Mar 11th, 2016
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The Chandigarh Municipal Corporation has invited suggestions from city residents in order to strengthen the city’s chances to enter the next phase of the Smart City Challenge. According to Baldeo Purushartha, Commissioner, Municipal Corporation, Chandigarh has to compete with 23 other cities in this phase. So it needs to add to the smart city proposal and become eligib...
By Ritika Bisht
In Governance Watch
Mar 9th, 2016
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After Nottingham Germany has confirmed its role in helping India in its ambitious smart city project by developing Kochi, Bhubaneswar and Coimbatore as smart cities. “Germany would contribute to India’s smart city programme and will help develop the cities of Kochi (Kerala), Bhubaneswar (Odisha) and Coimbatore (Tamil Nadu) as smart cities,” Gunther Ad...
By Ritika Bisht
In Governance Watch
Mar 7th, 2016
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Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar has stated that Panaji needs an honest and efficient team of counselors to implement the smart city plan. Goan capital Panaji is one of the cities selected for the smart city project. “For execution you need a good team. If people give a good team (then the), smart city (project) will be done well,” said Parrikar, who was t...
By Ritika Bisht
In Bihar
Feb 5th, 2016
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Governance Today, along with co-host BUIDCo, successfully organized Smart City – Build Bihar: Building Smart City for Smarter Living, on February 4th, 2016 at Hotel Maurya Patna, Bihar. The summit aimed to bring together state departments and private players on a single platform to discuss vision of realizing the smart city dream. The summit witnessed presence from chi...
By Ritika Bisht
In Governance Watch
Jan 29th, 2016
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Urban Development Minister Venkaiah Naidu has announced the first 20 cities under ‘Smart Cities Mission’ that will be transformed to smart cities. Bhubaneswar (Odisha) made it to the top with Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh) completing the list. Naidu congratulated 11 States and the Union Territory of Delhi who have made it to the top 20 smart cities list. He said that the smar...
By Ritika Bisht
In Governance Watch
Jan 28th, 2016
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The winners of Smart City Challenge would be announced today which would witness names of first 20 cities out of 97, said Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu. The announced cities will be developed to have basic infrastructure through assured water and power supply, sanitation and solid waste management, efficient urban mobility and public transport, IT connect...
By Ritika Bisht
In Governance Watch
Dec 11th, 2015
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Nottingham City Council and Chandigarh have signed MoU to help the Indian city transform into a Smart City. According to an official release, the MoU was signed by Chandigarh Home Secretary Anurag Agarwal and Cabinet Member of Nottingham City Council, Nick McDonald in the presence of Adviser to the UT Administrator, Vijay Dev. The release added, Nottingham City Council...
By Ritika Bisht
In Governance Watch
Nov 23rd, 2015
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UK has selected three cities in India to develop them as smart city, two cities of Maharashtra and one from Madhya Pradesh, British Deputy High Commissioner, Kumar Iyer said. The cities in Maharashtra include Pune and Amravati and Indore in Madhya Pradesh. “It would be our endeavour to develop these cities as smart cities for improved traffic, better education, and inf...