Indian Smart Cities-Big Picture of the India of Tomorrow


Each Smart City will result in Employment, Productivity and Economic Development

Indian Smart Cities-Big Picture of the India of Tomorrow

India is one of the largest markets for smartphones; this is known business news in the present scenario. Especially, after the governance change that happened recently; things are turning out to switch to a fast track, progressive mode; the improving economies along with an increased rate of employment are some prime examples of the same. There are certain policies as well towards which the governing bodies are concentrating hard than ever-one of them being the Swacch Bharat Abhiyan also known as the Clean India Mission on the global platform. This is ambitious project that is expected to cost around $ 9.7 billion (INR 62,000 crores) and the core mission is to achieve the vision of a CLEAN INDIA by 2019. In addition to this, there is another task which the country together is planning to accomplish; it is the creation of 100 smart cities.

What is a Smart City?

A Smart City is one where there is an extensive usage of different forms of technologies in order to turn life simpler and more comfortable, at the same time doing this in an environment friendly manner. In the Indian context, it is an attempt to find solutions to the inconveniences occurring due to poor or no planning.

Essential Features of Smart Cities-

  • Smart Parking
  • Traffic Management
  • Smart Grid
  • Smart Lighting
  • Efficient Waste Management

 Experts View of a Smart City-

Globally there are many places which have build and managing a smart city lifestyle. Barcelona and Chicago are famous examples which have a technology enabled lifestyle since 2012 and have been yardsticks for future smart cities. Experts term a smart city as a completely technology based location that utilizes tech for everything and anything be it-water management, waste management, energy utilization, sanitation or transport. However, they project a heavy unquotable investment for a demographic such as India which will also require time for completion.

Indian Initiatives towards Smart Cities-

GIFT-Gujarat International Finance Tec-City, Naya Raipur and Kochi Smart City along with newly launched project in the capital by the Wave’s Infratech are the initial projects on the lines of building smart cities in India. As mentioned above there are 100 such multi-size smart cities chalked out for the future. India besides its capital generation has also got some assistance from the US as its president Mr. Barack Obama recently announced that America would be happy to partner and invest into the project in the coming years. The Indian government has set aside $1.2 billion (INR 70.6 billion) for 2015 alone in the efforts of modernizing the country.