Prime Minister Modi launches India's Smart Cities and Housing for All initiatives @WRICities

Ahmedabad has overcome a variety of challenges to ensure smart development. Photo by sandeepachetan/Flickr. This article was originally published in The Economic Times . Today, Prime Minister Narendra Modi formally launches the government’s ambitious Smart Cities initiative, which aims to tackle key issues resulting from India’s rapid urbanization. In addition, the ‘Atal Mission’ and ‘Housing for All by 2022’ will also be announced. Both initiatives are very welcome for the development of the country as they will kick-start the process of building new smart cities and rejuvenating existing urban centres to become more sustainable, thriving cities. At first in many respects, the new process of launching a competition where cities bid for smart city funding is inspiring. This has worked well at helping gather thoughts and ideas towards defining smart cities, and innovative a...

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