Category: Smart Cities

Bhopal: India’s Smart-est City

The city of Lakes is on the way to gain a new name as India’s most True Smart City under the works undertaken as part of Bhopal Smart City  Project. Tarun Pithode, Bhopal’s district Collector and Smart city Chairman said that by the end of the year, around 400 smart poles will be installed to […]

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Startups to contribute to the Smart City model

The National Investment Promotion and Facilitation Agency Invest India announced about a workshop that is to be held in Pune called ‘Smart Cities Technology Showcase Day’, it is organized in partnership with the Smart Cities Mission, a Government of India initiative. The workshop is intended to bridge the gap between Smart Cities and startups, these […]

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Sebi amends norms to raise funds via ‘Muni Bonds’ for Smart City mission

Security and Exchange Board of India (Sebi),in it’s move to help smart cities and other registered entities working in city planning and development i.e.urban development authorities and city planning agencies that perform functions similar to a municipality would be allowed to raise money by issuing ‘debt securities’ or otherwise known as ‘Muni Bonds’. Sebi has […]

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Erode City Municipal Corporation to bio-mine 7.4 acres of waste

Under the Smart City Mission, the Erode City Municipal Corporation has proposed to bio-mine waste at Vairapalayam for a total cost of Rs 37.25 crore. It plans to reuse 7.4 acre land at Vairapalayam compost yard that is located along river Cauvery. The work order for bio-mine of solid waste has been issued to Zigma […]

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Chandigarh smart city limited to set up 20 water ATMS

Chandigarh Smart City Limited(CSCL) to build 20 water ATMs on a public-private partnership model. The dream of safe drinking water to be accessible to everyone would be a step closer by starting water ATMs in 20 prime locations under the Smart City Mission.The Finance and Contract Committee has approved the installation of mobile water vending […]

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The AI way to cleaner air

The prospects look promising for the deployment of artificial intelligence (AI) in the quest for a clean and liveable environment in urban settings with an emphasis on a smart green and liveable city. In particular, it should give special importance to ‘emissions abatement’ because reducing emissions intensity and volume will lower particulate air pollution and […]

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Building smart cities on Ancestral Principles

  The region of Gurugram and the state of Haryana at large present an interesting phenomenon of historical, archaeological and mythological facts that are yet to be completely deciphered and interpreted. One needs to realise that in today’s quest of making Gurugram and others smart cities in Haryana, we may need to pick up lessons from […]

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India-Sweden collaborate on Smart City solutions

The countries India and Sweden launch a joint venture that will address the challenges surrounding smart cities and clean technologies. The venture was partly funded by the Indian Department of Science and Technology along with the Swedish Agency Vinnova.  Funding up to 2,500,000 Swedish Krona (around Rs 1.87 crore) will be provided to Swedish participants […]

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Endress+Hauser to bid for water management for smart cities

To grow its India business, Endress+Hauser(India), an outfit of Switzerland-based instrumentation and process automation company, is betting big on water management under Smart Cities Mission. According to Kailash Desai, CEO, Endress+Hauser (India), the process measurement and automation industry is estimated to be at INR 2,500 crore in India. Such solutions are used in industries like […]

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Authorities insist on using tech for the safety of citizens

The concept of smart cities cannot be realised without the safety and security of the people. In order to achieve the same, technology lies in the core. The smart city transformation is fuelled by technology advancements and the deployment of intelligence and information management systems to keep the security of its citizen under check. To […]

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