The Smart City Concept and its Challenges in India

Singh Amandeep (2023) The Smart City Concept and its Challenges in India. In: Cities in Asia. Budapesti Gazdasági Egyetem, Budapest, Magyarország, pp. 105-126. ISBN 978-615-6342-64-5

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In the last 20 years, the world economy has shown fast progress towards globalization and urbanization around the world. Urbanization reflects the shift in employment from the agricultural to the industrial and service sectors which is a prerequisite for economic growth. The growth rate of the urban population is increasing very fast due to better living standards and higher employment opportunities in urban areas. Smart cities have been determined as a solution to cater for these problems where the technology will integrate with all city components to provide a good quality of life. As a result, India must properly plan for rethinking and restructuring its existing cities, and the construction of new cities using cutting-edge technology over the decade. This chapter tries to evaluate the essence of smart cities from the Indian context. It describes how urbanization in the world has forced India to think of smart cities. It also describes what was the need for smart cities and how the 100 smart cities were selected in India. This paper then evaluates the Indian smart cities mission based on six parameters, i.e., financing, coordination between the center and the states, master plan, time frame, facilities, and corruption. In the end, certain recommendations are being made to make the Indian Smart Cities Mission successful soon.

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Singh Amandeep0000-0002-0970-5467
Uncontrolled Keywords: Smart Cities, Smart City Mission, Smart Living, Smart Citizens, Indian Smart Cities, Urbanization
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Date Deposited: 2023. Aug. 07. 15:28
Last Modified: 2023. Aug. 07. 15:28

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