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All developments are not against nature! Industry 4.0, has brought in revolutionary development in terms of technologies. Machine learning, Artificial Intelligence, IoT, Cloud computing, Cyber-physical systems have collectively contributed to achieving the goals of better connectivity, efficient process, increase coordination, and the development of new business models. The far-sighted concept that has evolved with these technologies, is the SMART CITY. A city with an intention to take nature, humans, and technologies hand-in-hand.
Sustainable environment, Waste management, Water management, Energy management, Green & Urban mobility, Cyclic economy, Digitalization, Health & Education are the key concepts of a smart city that requires the extensive implementation of technology as well as skilled human resources.
With an objective to improve the quality of living along with required economic growth - the "100 Smart Cities Mission" was launched by Honorable Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 25 June 2015. The Ministry of Urban Development (MoUD) program used a competition-based method for selecting cities for supporting and funding. Under this initiative, Shri Venkaiah Naidu announced the name of the first 20 cities selected on 28th January 2016. Bhubaneshwar (Orissa), Pune(Maharashtra), and Jaipur(Rajasthan) were the highest scorer with their proposed model. The mission is actively working and has subsequently selected 13, 27, 30, and 10 more cities under this mission.
Indian Government, State government, and other stakeholders are actively working towards a greener economy and have energetically engaged themselves towards the concept of smart cities. Very soon, a good job opportunity is likely to be flooded in the related technical and service domain. Generation Z must prepare themselves now to grab the upcoming job opportunities. Ref: http://smartcities.gov.in/content/
This article has been compiled by EICBI’s project intern's mentor Ms. Ritika Gupta from Internshape
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