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Meet the Smart City Enablers!

Smart-Cities-IndiaA report from ResearchAndMarkets.com predicted the global smart cities market to reach USD 670,424.1 Million by the year 2030. The market is expected to register a CAGR of 20.5% during the forecast period. The report is talking about the global situation, but if we talk about the Indian market, so situation is not showcasing any positive impact of smart India mission. Since, the launch of five years, hundreds of projects under the Smart City Mission have not been completed. Only 1,119 of the 1,794 projects (63%) in the first phase of the mission are completed.

Moreover, only Rs 18,408 crore have been spent of the total estimated budget of Rs 57,124 crore. The agenda of this project is to accomplish it within a span of five years. While emphasizing on the same, Nitisha from BISinfotech interacts with Vasantha Subbiah, Vice President- Communications, FluxGen Engineering Technologies; Rajeev Sharma, Chief Strategy Officer, Mitsubishi Electric India Pvt. Ltd and Sanjay Sudhakaran, Vice President- Power Systems, Schneider Electric India.

Challenges

There are some major challenges that India is facing while moving ahead in making smart cities which include informal growth in semi-urban areas, air-pollution, escalating water crisis, extension of slums, and mismanagement of solid waste, says Rajeev. As more and more people are migrating towards urban areas, these cities are getting overcrowded. The growth of social infrastructure and civic amenities are not being able to catch-up with the pace of people migrating to these limited cities.


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Nitisha Dubey

I am a Journalist with a post graduate degree in Journalism & Mass Communication. I love reading non-fiction books, exploring different destinations and varieties of cuisines. Biographies and historical movies are few favourites.

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