4th Smart Cities India 2018 Expo Showcasing Innovative Products & Solutions
The 4th Smart Cities India 2018 expo opened its doors with over 300 exhibitors from India and abroad showcasing innovative products and solutions for smart cities. The three-day expo at Pragati Maidan was inaugurated by Union Minister of State for Commerce & Industry and Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution, and Union Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare.
As many as 99 cities have been selected for development as smart cities under the Smart Cities Mission, which is aimed at urban transformation and comprises of key projects such as digitally integrated smart city centres, street re-design, installation of solar rooftop on buildings, etc.
As per 2011 census, 31 percent of the population lives in urban areas, and by 2030, 50 percent of India’s population would reside in urban areas. Secretary, Ministry of Housing and Urban affairs reiterated that with more people migrating to cities in coming decades, urbanisation presents many challenges.
Given the huge opportunities present in the challenges, the PM launched three schemes viz., Swachh Bharat Mission, Skill India and Housing for All to address them. Under the Housing for All scheme, 46 lakh houses have already been sanctioned, 7 lakh houses have been completed and 2-3 lakh houses are being sanctioned every month. He further added, that every household in India will get a proper toilet and the entire country will be open-defecation free (ODF) by October 2018.
Organised by the India Trade Promotion Organisation (ITPO), the NASSCOM Centre of Excellence – IoT and Exhibitions India Group, the 4th Smart Cities India 2018 expo co-locates five major verticals that make up our smart city framework – Buildings, Solar, Smart Cities, Transport and Water.
Smart Cities India expo has been at the forefront of bringing global partnership opportunities to public and private sectors in India over the last four years. Featuring multi-track thought-provoking conferences and community-driven workshops, this year’s event is no different.
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