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How Smart Are Indian Smart Cities?

This paper deals with the components of a “smart city” and the governmental actions required for their sustainability. It aims at analysing the perception of the people towards the smart city project and gauges their understanding of its components based on a purposive sampling method. It has been found that on all fronts of the smart city components, the general public were not satisfied with the facilities available and a majority of public representatives were not well versed with the concept of the smart city, therefore, widening the gap between the assurance of the provision of facilities and its actual implementation.

For Cities to be ‘Smart,’ They First Need to Work: Notes from the Aurangabad Model

The term “smart city” in India has come to have a life of its own, and even though it is just another government scheme, the idea of a smart city has come to mean much more. The author draws on their experience of working on the Aurangabad Smart City Project.
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