Wednesday, 9 March 2016

Employing smart city guidelines

The smart city guidelines are assessed and provided for the urban renewal and program of Government of India. Their mission is to have 100 cities all over country making them citizen friendly and sustainable. The Ministry for urban development which is responsible in preparing mission of collaboration with the state governments of cities has chalked a vision with the prime minister for developing hundred smart cities as satellite towns and modernization for existing mid sized cities.
These cities are nominated by states and union territories based on stage 1 criteria and for stage 2 of competition for prioritizing state / cities for financing. As of now the 20 top scorers for financing have been prepared and the remaining cities are marked for adhering to rectifying these deficiencies. Smart cities are using smart solutions which will be bold and impactful. These would strengthen cities governance and physical, social and economic infrastructure. These good ideas come in many ideas and sizes that are improving quality of life in more ways than one. This might involve technology, institutional or managerial reforms with citizen involvement. Choice of solutions is only smart if this is right sized to challenge it aims to address and it implies that bigger might not mean just better.
40 cities which would be selected for financing in next competition would be the top scorers. All in all the mission for smart solutions in cities envisages or upholds the dynamic current view of the status of cities – 31% of country's population in cities and generating 63% of national economic activity. These numbers continuously bring to fact that the Diaspora of Indian economy increases with half of country's population in cities by 2030. Essential guidelines are to sustain the quality of life in modern cities and towns as well as make or bring together all relevant ideas like creativity of citizens, expertise, know how, emergent technologies and taking advantage in improving quality of life. Smart is also about integrating such efforts which is routed into the guidelines and makes this happen. Smart cities explores, refines and revises their ideas to the right perspective though by being realistic it is not intended they be hard or overly optimistic, but the guidelines which could be properly brought out. Innovation of bringing the guidance to smart city in a generation is most modern of concepts and the ability to apply within the context needs many evaluations like innovation, credibility, reliability of information, stability of projects and sustenance or quality achieved. Therefore the Smart city revolution needs guidelines to bring out these aspects in clearer and clutter free development.

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Monday, 7 March 2016

Smart water development from

With the advent of Smart City solutions in Indian cities there is high need for water and electricity management. As this has become a recent new addition to city and town planning, Smart city solutions are enabling better capability to city development.

In terms of statistics, the water related problem of diseases causes 38mn Indians to be affected annually. At the most water availability is expected to decline to 1140 mtr cb by 2050 from 1545 mtr cb in 2011. There is need to adopt sustained water management planning and practice. The use of rainfall water is integrated for drinking and irrigation purposes only. The current scenario of water management schemes of government like Integrated Ganga Conservation Mission to restore the river had costed Rs 2,100 crores (US$ 339 million) which was allocated for 2015-16.

Smart Water solutions would effectively reduce the strain on government budget while associating more with frequent growing need for flood prevention and clean water. This is possible where cities have water which is not always available but where people need it. Also in cities for making their water smarter: more efficient, safe and available. Smart Water solutions have helped water utilities get up to 30% in energy savings and 15% of reduction of water losses from leak detection, energy and process optimization, and urban flooding solutions.

            As cities grow, it is essential to provide clean and affordable water for consumption, as well as industries and irrigation. This means that water distribution needs to be optimized, operational and energy costs reduced. This is why water agencies and utilities worldwide have been relying on the organization Schneider Electric’s best integrated solutions for water and wastewater planning. Similar to Smart Grid deployments in the energy industry, advanced technology solutions support network operations efficiency and best practices. These components are highly integrated, assuring that data is complete, accurate, and secure, and that related operations are timely. Smart water solutions as part of Smart City solutions from are proving to be useful and timely in the initiative from government and spearheading the challenge of smart water provision in cities of the country. City planning and urban landscape in the millennium cannot sustain without proper channeling of water for multiple uses. As a resource and valid need of citizen, the cities must employ solutions such as Smart Water for enabling best development of planned urbanization, industrialization and modernization to global quality levels.

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