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It is now almost axiomatic that cities are the engines of growth. Historically, federal support programmes have focused on rural areas, but over the past fifteen years, the need to devise such programmes for urban local bodies has come to be recognised, with JNNURM in its various forms, being the most visible early manifestation.

Considered to be the largest contributor to the growth in the world’s urban population in the coming years, India and its urbanisation process have reached a critical juncture. As one of the fastest growing countries, urbanisation is undoubtedly an opportunity and a challenge for India with huge implications for the rest of the world.

Taking a small step towards creating a Smart City, Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) is all set to gain and give information on real-time noise pollution, the ozone layer, oxygen concentration

Chennai: Researchers at IIT Madras are planning to install low-cost sensors at different locations across the city for in-situ and in real-time monitoring of air pollution.

Greater thrust on use of public transport over private vehicles, e-mobility and use of waterways as means for mass transit "could prove game- changers" in addressing the issue of air pollution in u

Despite the Modi government’s pitch for Swachch Bharat Abhiyaan, Make in India campaign, Smart Cities Project, Digital India Campaign and the Zero Effect Zero Defect policy (leaving zero effect on

NEW DELHI: The government is planning solutions and devices for waste management using internet of things (IoT).

JAIPUR: Cash-strapped Rajasthan University (RU) was allocated Rs 6.50 crore by the Jaipur Smart City Ltd for setting up of a solar power plant on Tuesday.

In academic and policy discourse, urbanisation and cities are currently receiving a great deal of attention, and rightly so. Both have been central to the enormous transformation the world has been going through during the past few centuries. Many parts of the world have experienced and are experiencing an urban transformation.

This report is based on a performance assessment of 20 major Indian cities in terms of the operational effectiveness of the urban services being delivered to its citizens.

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