Study of business opportunities in Smart Cities in infrastructural sector with special reference to energy requirements

Prof.Dr. Dattatray D. Balsaraf, Renuka A Godbole


Union Minister of Urban Development, Venkaiah Naidu on Thursday 26thAugust, 2015 declared nominations of 98 cities for NDA government’s flagship program: Smart Cities Mission. Two other cities will be announced later. Centre has earmarked Rs 48,000 Crore for the development of 100 smart cities. Each smart city would get a Central assistance of Rs 100 Crore per year for five years. The cities were selected through intra-city competition evaluated on parameters such as service levels, financial and institutional capacity, past track record and reforms.The core infrastructure elements in a Smart City would include:

  • Adequate water supply,
  • Assured electricity supply,
  • Sanitation, including solid waste management,
  • Efficient urban mobility and public transport,
  • Affordable housing, especially for the poor,
  • Robust IT connectivity and digitalization,
  • Good governance, especially e-Governance and citizen participation,
  • Sustainable environment,
  • Safety and security of citizens, particularly women, children and the elderly, and
  • Health and education.

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