Paving the road to a Smarter India

India

The Pragati Maidan in New Delhi will hold, from the 20th to the 22nd of May, the most relevant event for Smart Cities in India this year

The success of a true Smart City often depends on the depth of the project and the compromise of all the forces and agents involved. Plans that contemplate synergies within the country´s different sectors and that take several variables into account often generate the best returns for society.

In this regard, India might have crafted a very solid roadmap to transform over 500 of its cities into Smart Cities, and in May, we will be able to discover some of the pillars of this comprehensive plan.

From the 20th to the 22nd of May, the Pragati Maidan events venue in New Delhi will hold what will possibly be the most relevant event for Smart Cities in India this year, and perhaps in all of Asia. Engineers, architects, social experts, entrepreneurs, urban managers and representatives from many political and entrepreneurial institutions, among other profiles, will gather to examine the possibilities that Smart Cities can offer to correct some of the urban deficiencies of India, and to set the foundation for a solid and modern economic growth model. 

India plans to invest a quantity around 50 billion dollars to reform several infrastructural elements of the country 

India plans to invest a quantity around 50 billion dollars to reform several infrastructural elements of the country (such as the water supply network, the availability of electric vehicle charging stations or platforms for Smart Grids, among others). As it continues to grow as an economic and political power in the region, India plans to exploit the possibilities of Smart Cities to make this growth a sustainable and efficient one, enabling a better exploitation of its energetic and natural resources as well as fostering a better informed more participative society. 

All the areas 

Smart Cities India will draw out the main areas of action of this plan: Governance, Energy, Environment, Transportation, IT & Communications, Health, Education and Building. Urban experts from India and the rest of the world will gather to share their expertise and wisdom to find the best solutions, while institutional representatives from several Indian ministries and other authorities will outline their agendas, announce participation opportunities and investment plans.

For those who are interested in the development or business opportunities of one of the most prominent countries in Asia and the world, and those with a passion for the evolution of Smart Cities as a trend of thought and innovation, Smart Cities India Expo is an opportunity that they should not miss.

Authorities involved:

  • Ministry of Urban Development 
  • Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change
  • Ministry of New and Renewable Energy
  • Department of Electronics and Information Technology (Ministry of Communications and IT)
  • Department Of Industrial Policy & Promotion (Ministry of Commerce and Industry)
  • Naya Raipur Development Authority (NRDA)
  • National Institute of Urban Affairs (NIUA)
  • National Institute for Smart Government (NISG)

Other Partners:

  • Emergent Ventures International (EVI)
  • European Business and Technology Centre (EBTC)
  • World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD)
  • The Energy and Resource Institute (TERI)
  • U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC)

For more information, the complete agenda and the different options to attend this event, visit: www.smartcitiesindia.com/

Paving the road to a Smarter India

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