As cities grow there is an increasing need for clean technologies to enable their transition to a more sustainable future, a smart eco-city.
Albeit a ‘smart city’ is in its nascence in India, and there is potential for building new smart cities by developing integrated services (rather than attempting to make existing one’s smart). In this regard, there are a few smart city initiatives taking shape in India such as the 7 smart cities planned under Delhi Mumbai Industrial Corridor (DMIC).
Designing integrated smart services for the cities such as the smart grid, intelligent urban transport and smart environmental services such as smart water (utilities).
Interdisciplinary opportunities in EBTC’s unfolding initiative “urban cleantech collaboration” in developing mitigation and adaptation actions (strategies) for climate change for developing Indian megacities on one hand and for the furiously growing Tier II/III towns in India.
Policy & Regulations
The Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM) Phase 2 is in undertaking a feasibility study to understand how to develop smart cities within the existing cities. The Ministry of Urban Development is also involved in supporting new and also in ‘smartening’ already-existing cities.
Delhi Mumbai Industrial Corridor Development Corporation (DMICDC) undertakes project development services for investment regions, industrial areas, economic regions, industrial nodes and townships, for various central government agencies and also help in assisting state governments.