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Envisioning a truly smart city

The success of the smart city mission depends on urban local bodies, and it is imperative to carve out a bigger role for them in the national development strategies

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Amit KapoorBibek Debroy
The smart city mission, as envisaged by the Prime Minister, is embedded in the idea of promoting cities that provide ease of living to its citizens, with core infrastructural development, a clean and sustainable environment and access to resources through the adoption of data-oriented “smart solutions”.

Through extensive work on the social, economic, physical, and institutional pillars of the city, smart cities seek to promote economic growth and enhance the quality of life. The goal is to create reproducible models that serve as beacons for other aspirant cities, with an emphasis on sustainable and inclusive development. However, this new
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First Published: Jan 18 2023 | 10:33 PM IST

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