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Elaborating on the massive work that is being carried out by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs(MoHUA), under the flagship mission of Government of India, Smart Cities Mission, Durga Shankar Mishra asserts, “Funding for the Mission has been made available on an ongoing basis by Government of India and there has been no dearth of funds for this mission. “ In an exclusive interaction with Poulami Chakraborty, of BW SmartCities world, an optimistic Mishra shares several strategies and programs of building a Smart Nation. Excerpts below:

India’s Story of Making It to Inclusive Smart and Sustainable Cities

Smart Cities Mission is one of the most [important] flagships under the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs. How would you assess the progress under the Smart City Mission till date? Would you apprise us of some new initiatives that the Government is planning to intro

As Goa embraces India's first Electric Vehicle Initiatives, the tourism sector in the state witnesses a surge. Samarth Kholkar, CEO and Co-founder, explains the idea behind the initiative.

Goa Embraces India’s First Electric Vehicle Tourism

B: Live is India’s first Electric Vehicle tourism venture. Our objective is to create a scalable and profitable business by driving “sustainable and Experiential tourism on electric Vehicles. We are in the business of creating remarkable, authentic and unique experi

The Urban Development department of the state has strategized plans to monitor this regions minutely to cut the menace of littering, banning plastic usage and waste management, based on which and several others, Karnataka has improved drastically in Swachha Sarvekshan ranking by Government of India. Elaborating further, Anjum Parvez, Principal Secretary, Urban Development Department, Government of Karnataka states: “Cleanliness is much more than a mission. It’s more of a mind-set that we had to inculcate within our citizens, who themselves reject using plastic bags and promote other several mandates that the state government department owns and adopt. Poulami Chakraborty of BW SmartCities World writes excerpts:

Karnataka Making Imprints in the Nation’s Mission for Clean City

Mysuru is declared as the cleanest city across the southern zone and is declared for an overall perspective across bigger and smaller cities. When observed from the solid waste management perspective, one of the main components which contributes to this is the town plan

J K Dadoo writes why India's smart city focus can't be lost by for any reason. It has to become even more target based & time bound as we threaten to become the most populous country in less than 2 decades.

IS YOUR CITY OUTPACING YOUR GROWTH?

Cisco estimates that the market for smart city products & services is likely to be $2.57 trillion by 2025 at a Cagr of >18%. You have to delve into figures to realize how fast our environment is growing, today

As we are on the cusp of an augmented age where technology is redefining the possibilities of what a human can truly be capable of. Sensors, networks, Artificial intelligence, Robotics, digital manufacturing, Nanomaterial, 3DPrinting, Augmented reality, Machine Learning and Big Data are rewriting the rules in Lighting Industry, writes Devashish Ganguly, GM Havell’s India.

AFTER LED WHAT? WELCOME TO WORLD OF CONNECTED LIGHTING---

Most are familiar with the invention of the steam engine in the late 18th century, ushering in the age of mechanization that released people from dependency on domesticated animals for production. This paradigm shifting change is known as the First Industrial Revolution

In a major administrative rejig, West Bengal Chief Minister ordered transfers of a host of IAS and IPS officers in the state.

West Bengal Chief Minister Orders Major Bureaucratic Rejig

In a major bureaucratic reshuffle ordered by the government of West Bengal government on Monday, Alapan Bandyopadhyay has been appointed as the new Home Secretary and a host other of IAS and IPS officers have been transferred, confirmed an official notification. Bandyop

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