Category: Smart Cities


Varanasi soon to get e-gov services

The Varanasi Municipal CorA�poration is eagerly waiting for the tripartite agreement from the central government to iniA�tiate the implementation proA�cess for e-governance. The e-governance in municipalities intends to offer immediate and efficient serA�vices for basic amenities to citA�izens at affordable cost. a�?The detailed project report (DPR) for e-governance impleA�mentation submitted by the Varanasi Municipal CorpoA�ration […]

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Aadhar to connect 60 crore mobile banking accounts: Nandan Nilekani

UIDAI is planning to link 60 crore mobile banking accounts with Aadhaar in the future to provide a huge boost to mobile commerce. a�?The potential of having 60 crore mobile banking accounts linked to Aadhaar is what we are targeting in future. This will have a ripple effect on e-comA�merce and various other mobile transactions,a�? […]

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NSDL establishes new unit for e-governance projects

In an attempt to undertake more e-governance projects, National Securities DeposiA�tory Limited (NSDL), a deposA�itory and database manageA�ment company has established an associate company named NSDL e-Governance Infrastructure. The new company will preA�dominantly carry out work in areas of tax information netA�work. The current promoters of NSDLa��which include IDBI Bank, National Stock Exchange of India […]

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Intelligent mapping for better urban planning

In a bid to create intelliA�gent 3D digital mapping of the cities, low-flying planes equipped with hi-tech camA�eras sub-contracted by the Indian company Rolta, would be seen hovering over skies in the Middle East in the coming months taking pictures of the cityscape. It is even capable of capturing meticulous details of the inteA�riors of […]

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India to focus on mobile governance and cloud computing in 2013

The Department of ElectronA�ics and Information TechnolA�ogy (DEITY) released its 18 points agenda that the departA�ment will undertake this year. The predominant focus will be on mobile governance and the implementation of cloud comA�puting in the public sector. DEITY, operating within the ambit of Ministry of ComA�munications and IT, is responA�sible for preparing the policy […]

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