Steady Pace

April 2020

One of the most ambitious government programmes for urban renewal and transformation, the Smart Cities Mission (SCM) was envisaged to be implemented through a bottom-up approach instead of a top-down approach that is followed for […]

Energy Transition
Powering cities under the SCM

April 2020

Cities are huge consumers of power, using up to two-thirds of the world’s energy and producing a similar proportion of global carbon emissions. However, digitalisation, smart grids, the electrification of transport, and advancing energy efficient […]

Citizen-centric Approach

April 2020

The Smart Cities Mission (SCM) is based on the idea of using information and communications technology as the bedrock to modernise cities in order to make them more sustainable, liveable, resilient and inclusive. One of […]

Smartening Cities
Trends and outlook in the segment

December 2019

The Smart Cities Mission (SCM), one of the most ambitious government programmes for urban renewal and transformation, was envisaged to be implemented through the bottom-up approach instead of the top-down approach followed for most government […]

Better Service Delivery
Good governance via smart governance

December 2019

In recent times, it has become imperative for city-level governments to incorporate e-governance to strengthen democracy, increase public participation and thereby increase public welfare. The extensive use of digital solutions not only creates a progressive […]

Setting an Example

December 2019

The Gujarat International Finance Tec-City (GIFT City) has been included in the Smart City Mission Statement and Guidelines as a model city in the greenfield category. GIFT City has deployed several advanced technologies across different […]

Smart Energy
Smart power solutions under the SCM

December 2019

Smart energy is one of the thrust areas under the Smart Cities Mission (SCM). Broadly, the smart energy objective under the mission is to promote renewable energy generation primarily through solar rooftop installations and ensure […]

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