Venkaiah Naidu launches Smart Cities handbook developed by How India Lives

Date: May 19, 2016

Union Urban Development Minister Venkaiah Naidu launched Smart Cities handbook developed by How India Lives at an investors meet organized by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII).

The handbook brings together public data on 40 metrics that matter in smart cities context for each of the 97 cities. The smart cities plan is expected to attract an investment of $15 billion over the next five years, but there is a perceptible gap in the availability of ample, relevant, and comparable data to evaluate cities and to identify service gaps and opportunities.

The handbook developed by How India Lives seeks to fill the gap by equipping stakeholders – governments, companies, consultancies, municipalities, financiers, researchers – with public data.

The book can be ordered online in the CII website. Click here

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How the 33 smart city plans exclude than include

Date: June 29, 2016

Publication: Mint

The government is pitching the Smart Cities Mission as a quick, all-round uplift of Indian cities. But a data analysis of the 33 city proposals approved shows that, for now at least, such development under the mission will end up being the preserve of a chosen locality, not that of the entire city. Click here to see the original article.

Analysis was done by based on Smart City Proposals of the 33 cities.

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