By Amitabh Kundu
Professor at Institute of Human Development, New Delhi.
Issue - Population
Date - 1st June 2018
The Smart City Mission, despite the support from various ministries is lacking in several goals including pro-poor approach in addressing several issues including access to basic amenities.
It is almost impossible to criticise the basic imperatives that are driving the operationalisation of the Smart City Mission. Over the past two decades, serious concerns had been expressed about the deficiency of infrastructure and delivery of quality services, mis-governance and inadequacy of funds, particularly in large cities. A consensus has emerged that something major, something massive needs to be done as far as the urban sector is concerned. And that is why we find a large number of administrators,...