The World Bank projects that by 2050, India’s urban population will nearly double to 857 million—more than twice the population of the United States. Over the next 15 years alone, the country will have to build between 7.5 billion and 9.7 billion square feet of residential and commercial space each year to keep pace. This exponential growth demands for smart infrastructure for sewage, water and electricity and brings in the concept of Smart Cities. Smart Cities will accommodate rapid urbanization, focus on the primary needs and tap new opportunities to improve the quality of life for residents today and the future.
Here are some interesting facts depicting why India needs Smart Cities –
Above figures emphasize the need to devise and develop solutions for delivering basic utilities to all and for a smarter living.
Smart Cities Mission: A step towards Smarter India
The Smart Cities mission is an innovative and a new initiative by the Government of India to drive economic growth and improve the quality of life of people by enabling local development and harnessing technology as means to create smart solutions for citizens. India is now being talked about at global level for the development of Smart Cities under PM Narendra Modi’s vision “Digital India”. This ambitious plan plans to build 100 smart cities across India in the period of five years and foresee India as a digital leader of services in various sectors including healthcare, education and financial.
What is a Smart City?Smart city would be a city which would have the below core infrastructure for a clean and sustainable environment. As per Government of India – Smart Cities would focus on their most pressing needs and on the greatest opportunities to improve lives. They tap a range of approaches – digital and information technologies, urban planning best practices, public-private partnerships, and policy change – to make a difference. They always put people first.
Role of technology and software solutions in creating Smart Cities
Urbanization is an inevitable progression. Businesses and governments are starting to recognize the role of technology in meeting the goals of urban infrastructure provisioning both today and in the long term. The smart city transformation would be fueled by advance technology and the deployment of intelligence & information management systems. Dream of Smart cities can be achieved at accelerated pace with higher reliance on ICT (information and communications technology) Digital disruptions including social media, mobility, Machine-to-Machine (M2M), Internet of Things (IoT), Big Data, and Cloud Computing will become the backbone of next generation smart cities.
DiGiSPICE solutions for Smart Cities
Smart solutions are vital for India’s future and DiGiSPICE is committed to bring about this transformation towards smarter living, through our innovative offerings and partnerships.
Our experienced team along with our partners are offering numerous solutions –
For a complete detail and list on our Smart City Solutions, please visit our page “Solutions for Smart City”