By Amrapali Mukherjee and Anuradha Banerjee
The authors are Research Officer and Project Research Officer, respectively, International Institute for Population Sciences, Mumbai. firstname.lastname@example.org
The concept of smart cities is gaining ground with the government’s resolve to set up 100 new smart cities all over the country. To be smart, each such city should be able to deliver basic and infrastructure services quickly and efficiently, while providing safety and security to its residents.
Across the globe, countries are trying to make their cities smart by using a mix of existing and new technologies to achieve diverse objectives more efficiently. Some cities are being designed to be smart right at the outset, so that they can provide citizens cost effective services and be environment friendly, economically vibrant and attractive. These cities have social infrastructure, information systems and equipment compatible to receive, process and act upon a huge amount of real time data. In this...