Challenges Facing The Implementation Of The Smart Cities Programme

By Akhil Deo

Introduction- Why we need smart cities

The 11th Five year plan highlighted that urbanization would be the key indicator of socio-economic development and that cities will be the locus and engine of economic growth over the next two decades.[1] As of 2011 Over 400 million people, that is 30 percent of India’s population lives in urban areas and it is expected that by 2050 over 800 million people (50 percent) will do so.

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