The 14th edition of Municipalika, a three-day exhibition and conference on Smart and Sustainable Cities, organised at CIDCO Exhibition Centre, Navi Mumbai, from 18th to 20th May, ended on a high note, providing valuable insights and solutions for urban infrastructure and housing development in India.
Odisha is planning to build one lakh houses for economically weaker sections (EWS) and lower income groups (LIG) by 2022 under the policy of Â‘Housing for All in Urban AreasÂ’, according to Housing and Urban Development (H&UD) Minister Pushpendra Singhdeo.
The government has announced the 20 winners of the Smart City Challenge competition for financing during this financial year. Minister of Urban Development M Venkaiah Naidu said that the winners were from 11 States and the Union Territory of Delhi and the selection was totally objective and transparent based on standardised processes.
There are about 12 crore people in the country who will be the direct beneficiaries of the Smart City project. The total population of these proposed 98 Smart Cities is about 12 crore, accounting for 35 per cent of countryÂ´s total urban population as per the 2011 census, Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu said, while releasing the list.
The world population depends heavily on dredging solutions for global trade, coastal defence, urban development, energy supplies, and leisure or tourism. Dredging is an indicator of the development of the coastal states and such sustained development is essential for the social and economic development of the country.
International experts on technologies and smart cities along with urban development officials from across India - constituting 600 cities, covering the100 smart cities and 500 AMRUT cities - came together at the Hyderabad International Convention Centre to participate in the National Conclave on Smart Technologies.