Do we really need Smart Cities?


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Prasanthi said: (Nov 16, 2017)  
Hi everyone.

Yes. We really need smart cities. Smart city means smartness in everything like infrastructure, tourism, job opportunities, business opportunities. Etc. So that other countries come and invest here. Tourism also makes more income to us. It is a step forward to reduce unemployment also. So that government Make a step forward to improve smart cities.

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Rohit Agrawal said: (Nov 12, 2017)  
Smart cities all those cities which are independent and having all facilities for people basically it is a good step for developing the cities through smart city project because people will be having jobs and environment will have good air and tourist will attract and visit so it should be made.

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Hoang said: (Nov 11, 2017)  
Smart cities are needed as the requirements of people around the world to live better. But it will take a long time and should be implemented step by step. Raise awareness and literacy level to keep the cities more organized and civilized is the first step, next up is to apply technologies to make all the activities operating automatically by robots or softwares. And even there is no need the existences of the governments as well.

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Sreyas said: (Nov 3, 2017)  
Hello Guys,

In my opinion, the root cause of many problems in India at macro level is huge population which is unevenly distributed over the country. There are parts of country which are overpopulated because of resources and standard of living like Mumbai. In reality this standard is deteriorating because of congestion and cost of living. Government spending on these areas would have a very short lived positive impact. In order to have long term positive impacts population from these areas need to be diluted. Here smart cities or smart villages would play a significant role. Now a days many huge private organisations are adopting particular village and developing it as part of Corporate Social Responsibility. These steps would render developmental activities and spending by government effective in long run.

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Dakshay said: (Nov 1, 2017)  
Yes. There is need of smart cities in India. Smart city is the richness of the city by its roads, infrastructure, public utility, malls, etc. Thus creating wide diversification in the city. We require to expand the city structure, so that the people living in the city & people coming in the city does not find any problem related to any living styles. The needs of people is increasing according to trend & thereby developing a city to smart city is essentially required.

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Prathapa said: (Nov 1, 2017)  
Hi guys, my self Prathap.

If you consider my personal opinion in this topic Smart cities are really required in this developing country of India and I professionally and personally feel I appreciate the plans and policies running under NDA Government because our Honorable prime minister Mr. Narendra Modi is one of the good administrator and he is well planned manner also.

OK lets talk about Smart Cities necessities in India.

Yes absolutely its required for the upcoming generation Because smart cities are Eco-friendly with environment like. Less pollution, technically dispose of garbage system and sanitary problem,

And its include Implement of wind energy, solar energy, LAN internet connection proper transport facility, proper utilization of resources and improvement of IT in the local sectors. Before implementing this Government has to think our GDP level to invest to these smart cities our GDP is only 7.2 percent now moreover it has to focus Literacy rates are very less India here proper education for all the people of the country its take a grate role here because most of the people don't know about using of technology, make in India, Made in India and Digital India schemes so government has to create a awareness about that and with different programmes, yes this is the point is really required because without knowing the knowledge how we can use the facility, then before implement this smart cities Government has to solve the unemployment issues with attract the foreign investment moreover Government has to fulfill the basic needs for the poor people.

So, finally I can come into conclude the topic this is not the right time to Implement the plan it will take a longer time to establish with proper manner.

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Ravali said: (Oct 31, 2017)  
Yes, definitely we need smart cities as the main reason that we are striving these days is getting a good and better society. All the schemes and development programs like digitization is to see India as a smart one. This achievement cannot be sentenced in one form, the overall development of country leads to emerging of smart cities. And smart city in terms mean a technical and creative type of city, first of all to have these type of cities we need to develop many other things like good roads, developing villages, creating 100% employment and so on. If we see these changes, automatically the next step is creation of smart city by itself. And developed countries itself mean having smart cities. So definitely we need smart cities.

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Sumit M.V. said: (Oct 30, 2017)  
Smart city is a must for sustaining life and improving the lifestyle, but more importantly we should emphasize on the education of every citizen. Are the citizens ready to adapt to the Smart technologies? e.g. What is the use of giving 2000 rupees note to an infant? Economy of the country also plays an important role because smart cities requires huge amount of investments. So its mandatory to cross check whether the changes intended would bring goodwill to the society or has a better chance of backfiring in some other ways.

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Fahad Khazi said: (Oct 30, 2017)  
Hai guys I am fahad.

Yes we really need a smart culture and improving those new developed cultures we can see the city with improved technology then the cities we are currently working will be developed and automatically those cities will be smart enough to work to study to gain and to produce the best yes we the people of India have a ultimate culture by those culture with newly developed culture we can make out country to be developed soon.

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Indra Patel said: (Oct 30, 2017)  
Hi.

As such There is no any definition for Smart Cities. But according to concept Of Smart Cities in one Word It is A Perfect System.

People comes in Cities to have more advanced life but we knows how they live nothing advanced rather than Rural area provides good life amd ecofriendly environment So to make it Implement in urban Areas Smart City Concept Arise.

There People Can Mobilize By use Of ICT (Information and Communication Tech. ) And IoT (Internet of Things) which makes a direct Communication Between Community and City Officials to Monitor Work is Going on or where it has Reached and all.

And The main Factor is Sanitation, Waste disposal, Climate Change in Urban Areas So try to overcome this, Smart city will have Good Solution and Economic Restructuring And Less resources Consumption will be There.

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Sangu said: (Oct 27, 2017)  
Yeah, really need smart cities.

Because nowadays most of the facilities are provided in smart cities as well as if the people live in the smart city they can think also smarter or imaging the technology.

So we need more smart cities.

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Gangadhar said: (Oct 27, 2017)  
First people should know what smart cities are?

It doesn't need model buildings, High towers.

Years of time to plan by international architect's, waste of huge wealth, thousands of acres area and their own mark by individuals or religious.

Smart city means driving people through advancement in all sectors what they need.

Providing all facilities for the nation.

Not the only for particular places, Or for already developed cities.

Yes, we need smart cities, those as we are one NATION.

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Jitendra said: (Oct 26, 2017)  
I am Jitendra.

According to my opinion, yes need smart cities in my country lot of opportunity for youngest guys get jobs and also more entertainment facilities are available in the cities. And followed the rule of cities for example if you are travelling on the road you must follow the rule of the traffic signal. And get the facility of electricity 24 hours and need LAN free WiFi in anywhere of cities. If these facilities are available in the cities every process done 8n the short time period and save the time for next work, and therefore lot of work in the life.

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Projjal Gop said: (Oct 23, 2017)  
I introduce myself as Projjal Gop,

In my view, when we talk of an age that relies more on digitalization I believe the smart city is an immediate measure. We can all talk of manual effort but imagine a day without any computers and see the catastrophe. Smart city measure is a step taken by the government to provide better infrastructure and sanitation aids to the residents and the aim is to expand its territory over the years.

It is true that our country lacks infrastructure and the long-term planning because of which we fail in the long turn to achieve any realistic vision, but here one has to understand that in the run of votes many regions and states basically run behind the age.

When talking about the villages I would like to point out that a village's transformation depends on a neighbouring city's prosperity. Has anyone ever heard that because of villages cities run well? Villages are the hub of agrarian production whereas cities are the hub of trade business and in this setup cities gain the most as India's agrarian economy is nation based and not region based. Efforts are being taken by the govt to develop our agriculture but the recent losses triggered due to floods and heavy rain alarm that proper structural framework is required and that it has to start from cities which would generate revenues for the project. I would like to state that India today no longer depends on its agriculture resource as its lifeline, IT sector has taken it all. India now is a sleeping giant yet to dominate the world's silicon valley. So we do need digitalisation in form of smart cities which would generate more revenues to evolve our villages.

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Naman Singh said: (Oct 20, 2017)  
I would like to point on one of the most important problems we are facing is the sanitation and the waste disposal system prevailing in our country. The one basic thing that differentiates us from the countries abroad is the sanitation in our society, we can easily see the garbage dumped unto the streets, people pooping and peeing across the streets is a common sight for all of us. We talk about swatch Bharat in a very enticing way but in real contribute very less to achieve that.

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Priya said: (Oct 20, 2017)  
Yes, of course, we must need to get smart cities because our India is a developing country so that we should make a smart cities overall India if we want to our country as developed one everything is in our hands only we should make some good leaders to make our country to develop as well we should focus the villages too which has been a backbone of our country so we should not be left it and we ensure that to support villages and city.

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Aadil said: (Oct 20, 2017)  
Yes, really we need to work on our economics first instead of focusing on smart cities. Poor people are pooping and peeing on the road, we should change this first.

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Prudhvi said: (Oct 14, 2017)  
Hi everyone.

Ofcourse smart cities are needed but before that government should develope the developing areas into developed areas why because to build smart cities nation should need a huge investment with that we can develope rural areas like agriculture, handlooms etc and then smart cities is needed by that both urban and rural people can easily survive under smart and modern conditions in the society according my conclusion smart cities are needed but after fulfilling the major requirements.

Thank you.

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Shan said: (Oct 12, 2017)  
Yes, we need the smart city but before of this step, we should focus on our villages because our economy is an agriculture-based. If we get success in the villages so I am sure we get the dreams that our father of the nation is a vision for the future.

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Manoj said: (Oct 11, 2017)  
I'm Manoj kr. And I'd like the initiative to start the group discussion.

First, I'd like to start by telling everyone what does a smart city mean well smart cities are basically a modern form of the existing cities with better waste management system better roads with a clean environment and which also includes using solar panels and other forms of sustainable energy. So the question is do we need smart cities or not and the answer is yes because in a developing country like India smart cities would act as a boosting centres and trade centre to increase the development of the country as a whole there are plenty of villages that are directly dependent on cities for their day to day activities so making cities smart would help developing those villages so for the overall development of the country I think developing smart cities ia not a bad idea at all.

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Mohammed Rayaan said: (Oct 9, 2017)  
Myself Mohammed Rayaan.

In my view, development of cities are important along with the development of the villages. As the city gets smarter the ecological problems also increase. We first need to focus on the basic needs required by the people of this nation. Health, education, civic amenities, well-connected roads, drinking water facility etc are the basic needs we need in cities, villages.

Along with smart cities, there should be a smart village, which should lead toward a better production of agriculture.

Yes, I believe smart cities might increase the economy of the country if it is well planned.

But if we come across present situation even the metropolitan cities face a major problem when it rains there. That is a major area of the problem.

So, the government should make the cities smarter in a well-planned manner and should maintain the ecological balance.

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Prescilla said: (Oct 9, 2017)  
I would like to join with that point. Instead of making some selected cities smarter, we must focus on villages that not even have the basic facilities like sanitation, power supply, banking facilities. Agricultural needs must be monitored and provided properly.

Instead of focusing on tourism, smarter cities we must first take care of this.

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Prachi said: (Oct 7, 2017)  
I believe in instead of smart cities we focus on other things like we developed some beneficial facilities for our farmers so our economy will be improved. We focus on a crime that tremendously increased in India such as corruption rape cases female foeticides and much more only making digital India is not the solution to every problem.

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Chuju said: (Oct 6, 2017)  
Yes, we need smart city because there are so many villages which is conected to the cities and mahatma gandhi used to say that if you want to see india, see her in villages. So first of all we need to develop a village then we can think about smart cities.

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Abhishek Kumar said: (Oct 5, 2017)  
Yes, we really need smart city because in modern country everyone is smart and advance. But for making ourself smart we have to start from initial i.e. from our village because our country near about 50% so we have to firatly improve the condition of villegers. Such that they will became smart and take part in smarting the city.

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Mukesh said: (Oct 5, 2017)  
Hi everyone.

Yes, there is a need for smart cities but not now.

I understand that smart cities are required if we want to see our country to be in the list of developed nations.

But we need to understand that no structure can sustain for a longer time if the foundation is week. And then here the foundation is our villages.

We should first focus on improving the condition of villages and make them smart. A large no. Of people from villages are migrating towards the cities to get a better education and for other basic needs. And because of that cities are becoming crowded.

The Basic concept is: more the people, more no. Of vehicles, more will be the consumption of fuel and definitely, it will affect the environment.

First, we need to focus on making our villages smart.

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Praveen said: (Oct 4, 2017)  
I am Praveen.

I would also like to join some point ahead.

Smart cities, Yes, we need smart cities in order to develop the country further because we are living in an advance century bit none of our things an advance.

If we observe to China, and other countries too, we are still in a backward condition terms of everything.

Yes, I do agree well with the point that most of the population are at villagers they were not getting basic needs to survive.

So my conclusion needs a smart city which develops our whole country when I mentioned country it covers every part.

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Ramjit said: (Oct 4, 2017)  
Yes, we really need a smart city. With the development of the smart city new roadways and highway will come into existance with the of this transportation became more speedy, trades will take places quickly. People will get better standard of living. Better hospital facility and treatment will get easily. Major of people are not getting a proper water facility, electricity, dumping system, drainage system etc.

By coming up with smart city people will enjoy a high standard of living and youngsters will get better education and a good job opportunities. Along with that our country's economy will also boost up and other countries will show up their interest to do business with our country.

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Prabhu Govind Md said: (Oct 3, 2017)  
Hey, guys, first the answer to this question is yes, we need smart cities. But, there are nowhere smart cities without people's role. First people's mentality must be smart then the city/places will become smart. Places indicate people's mentality or attitude. "As the peoples so the places!". Cleanliness is the first neatness. Smart doesn't mean only for clean or appearance but also a slight improvement in infrastructures. So, finally, peoples first then cities next.

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Sujit said: (Oct 2, 2017)  
Hello everyone,

I am Sujit Kumar Bhuyan. I would like to mention something regarding this topic. Yes, we need smart cities not only for our own comfort, it will help to increase the economy of our country. If some cities become smart day to day the demand of country will increase.

In India 50% population is only younger and struggling to get a job because in India job is very less according to population and the age between 18 to 35 are going out of country to get a job and those who have not good financial condition they are joining in various local politic group and misusing their life.

If smart cities will be in our country most of the students who are interested to study higher education, they will be getting more opportunities.

Day to day the system of education is increasing in other countries because of smart cities. To become educated the students from India are going to foreign and spending more money and because of this, the economy of other countries is growing up.

Those who are in rural area and not getting proper information about new generation, they will be getting easier and they should try to change their life system according to the new generation.

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Saswati said: (Sep 28, 2017)  
Yes, we need smart cities because it measures the parameter for development. People are now shifting to urban areas as all of us want to be technologically advanced. The metro cities are very crowded due to huge population residing there if other cities are developed into smart cities then the population would get divided and many cities would remain clean, technically advanced, good sanitation and hygiene etc and indirectly that is also the development of the nation.

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Feriha said: (Sep 28, 2017)  
Hello, every.

Yes, we really need ' smart cities ' as it is saying that by 2050 near about 70% Indian population will opt for urban living. Basically, smart city defines an eco-friendly and technically smarter in all respect. But before the visualisation of the smart city, I think the government should focus to resolve the existing problems of our nation first, that are.

1. Infrastructure problems as there are lots of pool holes.
2. Poverty.
3. Unemployment.
4. Dumb administration. Politicians woo people with this topics just for their vote banks. As when see from last few years then we can notice that corruption is increasing in trend in these sectors. So with corrupted politicians and administrators, it may be little difficult to imagine any kind of prosperity in our country.
5. Inequality in income. As one of the features of the smart city is own housing but since the ratio of middle and lower class are more so it's not affordable.
6. Population, we also not take it as in minor sense.

So, at last, I would like to say although India needs urbanisation first to eradicate our existing drastic problems which create hurdles to thrive our aim i.e. Smart cities.

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R Krishna Vivek said: (Sep 27, 2017)  
Hi.

I think Smart cities play a vital role in the development of any country. They replicate Strength and development of a country. Smart cities include technical development, cleanliness, automobile usage. Any country to be in this competitive world should have at least some smart cities to be in a good position. These cities can decide the life of posterity in future whether to be in an advanced forward or backwards compared to the others.

There are some adverse effects because of these smart cities development. Remote and rural areas surveillance will be reduced and demolished. As to get something good we need to sacrifice something for our bright future.

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Malatesh Daddikoppa said: (Sep 26, 2017)  
Hi everyone.

I am malatesh daddikoppa.

"Do we really need smart cities".

In my opinion currently we don't need smart cities, we need smart country, it means our country should be become a developing to developed country. The main thing is Indian government need to concentrate on villages.

Now Indian cities batter than villages,

In India 60 percent of population living in villages only 40 percent in cities but more than 70 percent developing activities happening in cities.

But some villages can't able to take basic necessities also those are.

1. Water supply.

Some villages can't able to get pure drinking water also.

2. Electricity supply.

In India few villages face a problems regarding power.

3. Road facilities.

Few villages face problem of roads they don't have good roads for doing anything.

So Indian government need to correct these kinds of problems in villages after that we can concentrate on smart cities.

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Sheikh Parvez said: (Sep 26, 2017)  
Yes of course, we need to develop smart city because our existing metro or high population cities are facing various problem like large population, allocation of resources, employment, hygene and sanitation, etc so due to vast area of great rush there is difficulty in management of basic services and facilities. So to reduce burden of existing city we required to develop smart city which provide better services and facility so population move to these city.

And burden of lagre metro city is divide.

But it is true that our most of population live in rural areas which based on agriculture and smal non formal sector so we need to develop smart villeges with smart city.

GOI Rurban mission, smart city mission, startup india, small and medium enterprices, MSME, etc are help both rural and urban development and it provide a new trigger to boost the Indian economy.

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Ram said: (Sep 25, 2017)  
Yes, We need smart cities.

Beacause, in poor village there are not many people are educate.

They not undersand what is smart city and what is benefits of its.

But they are good artist if we make smart city in poor villages they no what happing around world and where are we.

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Harjaspreet Singh said: (Sep 25, 2017)  
Yes, we need smart cities because nowadays if we want to live in this growing world we have to do some changes in our country.

As we are Indians we need smart cities, we all know that the future world is totally based on the technology and in everything we need technology as you can see nowadays everywhere is technology as well as in our SHOES we have the technology for example, SHOES with LIGHTS. So, this is also a technology.

If we want to compete with other countries we need SMART CITIES.

Thank You.

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Soham Singh Rathore said: (Sep 24, 2017)  
Hellow.

I think we really need smart cities.

There are several benefits of having smart cities such as.

1) smart cities has many no. Of companies. It will increase the employement for the yongesters.

2) In smart cities we can easily grow our business as compared to rural area and get many oppurtunities to grow.

3) if we have many smart cities, the we accelerate the economic condition of our country.

Here I want to share some intresting surveys.

If we talking about china, it has more than 150 smart cities and they made a plan to make more than 400 metro or smart cities in the upcoming years. This can increase the economic strength of a country. And also reduce the overload on main metro cities.

But in India we have only some metro or smart cities such as Delhi, mumbai, kolkata, allahabad, bengulure and some one. So, we really need smart cities to make India a super power.

Thanks to discuss.

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Nirjala Gaur said: (Sep 24, 2017)  
Yes, there is a need of smart city, Because in India some of the villages are still backward.

There is no proper hospital, 24*7 electricity, water-supply, lack of employment, even road are not properly constructed.

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Ameya said: (Sep 24, 2017)  
Yes, we do need smart cities for standing beside other developed countries. But first government should make the backbone stand firm. The backbone of our country INDIA is agriculture and villages, if these two things are developed then definitely smart cities projects should be initiated.

Main factor which build smart city is technology. So everyone should be with enough knowledge of basic technologies.

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Yashi said: (Sep 24, 2017)  
Yeah, we need, but firstly we need to make smart to people then develop our city or village.

Because the thought of smart city come from developed country and we also want that our country is also developed that 's why we want to make smart city but we forget that other country also have a smart people.

For example we accept the western culture but we do not accept western thought.

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Utkarsh Awasthi said: (Sep 23, 2017)  
Yes, we really need smart cities as they modernize the society and the people' thoughts living in these socities. Not only this much, it also reduces the problems of natural calamities like we can take an freshly example of mumbai city which is very advanced and have the title of "London of India " was also flooded over 5 to 6 days. And people were very disgusted by it that all the cars were trapped in jam for 7-8 hours as there is no way to control rain on that area.

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Nirosha said: (Sep 22, 2017)  
Yes, we need a smart city. The Need of smart city means not forgetting our ancient rules. Because In this generation we are giving more work to our brane and less work to our body. Due to new equipment and smart devices. Yes, we need a smart city but I wnt agree with it because I Dnt need a smart city I need a healthy city.

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Aashish said: (Sep 21, 2017)  
I think we need smart cities as threr is so much population in our country so smart cities help people to manage things efficiently and effectively like introduction of metro trains all around that will help to reduce traffic jams etc.

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Manish Bisht said: (Sep 21, 2017)  
We come to the nation where 57% land is agricultural land. So before going for a smart city, we can also have smart villages. It will create a backbone of our nation.

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Sawant said: (Sep 19, 2017)  
I think yes. We need smart cities to stand beside other developed countries of the world. But on the other side, we also need develope our rural areas that automatically help develope country, as well as a city, make smart. And also Gandhiji used to say"gaon chalo".

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Neha said: (Sep 19, 2017)  
Currently there is no need of smart cities. It will be better if government focus to improve the rural areas.

As our honourable prime minister is working to develop cities to convert into smart cities but it's also important that he should focus on the underdeveloped countries and try to create more employment and help needy people.

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Alok Panday said: (Sep 19, 2017)  
I agree with you, but I want to add more little things.

Need ness of smart cities is change with respect of the country. Our Indian economy based on agriculture. Most of the people belong to rural areas, if we don't think about them then how can we get increase our GDP.

You well know most of the people left the village and come to live in smart cities, can you think only increase the no of smart cities we can increase our economy, no it's not possible for the agriculture-based country. So first choice to need smart village instead of smart cities. We don't against the smart cities concept but not primary choice.

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Harish said: (Sep 19, 2017)  
According to me, we really need to develop our rural areas and then our city smart firstly we need to develop our daily needs such as hospitality and schools and colleges and then companies. As our birth rate is increasing day by day we really need smart cities. This is my opinion.

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Rohit said: (Sep 18, 2017)  
According to my opinion, a smart city is not needed because first our the country is needed to develop in rural areas. There are not having a hospital, school, college proper road to connect the rural people to urban people. The First government provides some facility to rural people than after we need smart cities.

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Ashima said: (Sep 17, 2017)  
No doubt, rural area development is must but here the topic is about smart cities and definitely, these cities are needed for overall economic growth. Also, they act as a tourist attraction by many. Employment opportunities do attract the migration from rural to these places so, development and maintenance will bring out more output.

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Anonymous said: (Sep 16, 2017)  
Hello friends,

In my opinion, we need to have smart cities. First of all, these will help us to know how the cities are doing in a country. For example if you compare Hyderabad with Kolkata you will never feel like Kolkata s better than hyd. But in real Kolkata contributes more GDP to Indian economy.

Second thing the facility that we be avail in smart cities will attract a lot of youth to come and get. Which can also help to improve the economy.

Then people also get security, tech-enabled facilities which can make one's life better.

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Himanshu Upadhyay said: (Sep 16, 2017)  
I think that smart city is not necessary for today. Firstly, the development is most important in rural areas and villages. Need cities converted into smart cities. Because, many city people facing a lot of problems daily such as water shortage, scarcity of electricity, traveling on congestion various traffic problems. After converting a smart city gradually reducing their problems. Sometimes Rural people living in a city for working, they need a government school and hospitality.

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Satish said: (Sep 15, 2017)  
I think that smart city is not necessary for today. Firstly, the development is most important in rural areas and villages. In our country there are many villages has water problem and electricity. Firstly this problem must be removed then we can think for the smart city.

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Aruna said: (Sep 13, 2017)  
Hello everybody, in my opinion, we don't need smart cities, we need only cities which are well developed but ruling government is not concentrating the minimal requirements of people in a city now a days some cities even don't have proper road transport facilities but that cities declared for smart city how funny is this.

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Santunu Biswal said: (Sep 13, 2017)  
As per my opinion, we don't need any smart city rather then we need a rural village with all facilities like school, medical, good roads, electric and proper drainage system and drinking water. Employment should be created by government.

Rather then focusing on city if we focus on development of village then automatically we will head towards the achievement of smart city only.

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Arun Parmar said: (Sep 13, 2017)  
Concept of smart city is the overall developement of the city like facality of good transportation system, fast trafic system, concept of green city etc.

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Arun Parmar said: (Sep 13, 2017)  
As India is developing country in the world and to make it deveploped, the concept of smart city is big initiative for this. It will help is economic growth of India.

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Vishvendra Sharma said: (Sep 13, 2017)  
In my opinion we do need smart cities but on the verge of ill conditions of the village. The main motto is to focus firstly on the development of villages which forms the core of the India. In the current scenario villages are not having lights more dan 18000 villages doenst have power adding to that education should be improved. Government should start programmes for the awareness for the development of rural area.

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Ayush Srivastava said: (Sep 12, 2017)  
Hello, one and all!

In my point of view, India requires smart cities but not as much as the majority crowd requires shelter food and clothing. If we talk about facts and figures, about 70 % of the total Indian population do not have their own houses, 40% of the total population do not make enough for food and about 50% of the total population cannot afford to have the kind of clothing one requires for comfortable living (average quality clothing). Food, clothing, and shelter are the three basic human needs.

I think catering with these problems firs should be the priority of Indian government. Once these necessities are fulfilled, then the Government should definitely look forward to infrastructural developments like smart cities.

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Surya Pratap said: (Sep 10, 2017)  
Well first answering your question that do we need smart cities the answer would be YES. But not now as you might have witnessed That the GDP has decreased to 5.6% from 7% from previous year. And there are lots of serious issue which needs to be addressed first.

India is a huge country it requires a lot of funds for making a city smart and at the same time we have other issues like malnutrition, poverty, illiteratcy, unemployment. So these things need to be sort out first.

Government should emphasize more on smart people instead of smart cities, making people aware of the happening in and around the world. Sooner or later smart city will turn into the dull one if people aren't smart enough.

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Aniket Tiwari said: (Sep 10, 2017)  
As we know, smart means who are well aware of all the things which are better for their society. So that for making a city smart a smart people are well needed for making a city smart.

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K.V.Prathyusha said: (Sep 10, 2017)  
Hello Everyone;.

A city with rich resources& technologies, Pleasant& enriched atmosphere and following many advanced plans for its location growth said to be smart city.

As all these features are stepping into drastic growth of a location its surely essential to form a smart city.

Example:.

Remote areas - - - - - >.
Lack of road system, water supply, unsecure living zone.
No awareness on any program (technology, . ).
Network Problems, a communication problem.
No hospital facility, schools.

Smart Cities- - - - - - >.

The Technology used for real time applications (military, navy, nation growth).
Comfort living environment.
Higher educations opportunity.
This how a smart city provides many facilities.

Conclusion: Smart City development is one of the best steps for our nation's growth.

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Shivam Gupta said: (Sep 10, 2017)  
Absolutely smart cities are the things we needed to get access a to our things on tips. We can't deny that the tagline is perfectly suitable for smart cities is " where ever you go we follow" they will help us in making our life easier.

Recently, I had read that in a Europe with the installation of smart meters there is a decrease in the number of Electricity thefts and power loss in transmission by keep monitoring of electricity from a utility to consumers.

Some adverse affect of smart cities are also their we will be relying on a machine for our work, there will be a degradation in the health of the humans, there will be more unemployment.

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Raghu said: (Sep 9, 2017)  
We don't need smart cities. Because there is a poor villages in a huge amount. The government has to spend the money to develop the poor villages. That villages having a problems like electricity, road problems, medical problems, proper education and also having more problems. If the people concentrate on these problems then no need about the smart cities. If we overcome these problems then every village will become a smart city automatically.

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Nishitkumar said: (Sep 9, 2017)  
First of all, we need smart people rather than smart cities, who follow all the rules and regulations made by government and behave as a responsible citizens. Because as per international survey 80% people do not follow the general rules which is made for their safety. So if we make the smart cities without smart people then smart cities became dull cities in nearly future.

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Apoorva said: (Sep 9, 2017)  
India is a developing country. It requires huge fund for different sectors. But it is not affordable for India at this point of time to invest such huge amount in development of smart cities. For any project or task, it is important to first form the foundation. It requires developing little more before spending on smart cities. Resolving problems relating to malnutrition, poverty, unemployment, illiteracy and such more are needed at this foundation level. After that, the development process can start which can be metro projects or may be smart cities project.

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Ramya said: (Sep 6, 2017)  
Hello, everyone.

I agree with smart cities development because other countries have smart cities compare to India. But it also has a disadvantage all burden on common people.

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Mohan said: (Sep 6, 2017)  
As per statistics India have smart cities, so first we should develop rural people&areas.

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N.Pavan Kalyan said: (Sep 5, 2017)  
In my opinion, I think we don't need smart cities. Instead of investing heavily on the development of smart cities, the government can use that money to address problems like malnutrition, illiteracy, unemployment. Moreover, the majority of our population live in rural areas where the common people are still far away from basic needs like electricity, proper roads, sanitation facilities. So developing rural areas will stop the problems of migration and it develops our country as villages are back of our country.

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Gaurav said: (Sep 5, 2017)  
Dont we need to work on what we already have instead of having smart cities.why dont we first develop the rural area which is a need and then think about developing the urban areas. A lot of rural areas dont even have toilets and we are thinking about smart cities it seems so unfair.it will resultt in lot of migration, overpopulation of cities.

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Ankit Pandey said: (Sep 5, 2017)  
Hello everyone.

In my opinion smart cities are very good step for country growth as it creates opertunites for youngsters, education will be better and also become a role model for other cities.

We not living in those days of mobiles phone like Nokia 1100, nowdays we are using smart phone that we are getting used to it we know it's importance similarly same work for smart cities.

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Gaurav said: (Sep 4, 2017)  
As our country is developing rapidly smart cities might seem good but wE need to work on the betterment of what we have right now. Government is talking about starting bullet train but current condition of the railway is not that good. First, we should take care of what we have and then go for advancement like samart cities. Firstly, rural areas should be developed and after that, we can think of smart cities.

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Tanisha Kishan Tiwari said: (Aug 31, 2017)  
Yes, we need smart cities because India should be developed like another country and who don't no its advantages government should educate them.

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Mohit Purbey said: (Aug 31, 2017)  
Hello everyone,

I agree with many of you that we do not need smart cities right now. It's just waste of people's money and a burden on economy cause majority of people live in rural areas. And that's why the government should focus on rural development, uprooting corruption, increasing literacy rate, making food available to everyone so no one sleeps empty, find ways to improvise their living of standard. Then only government should focus on smart cities.

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Sanjay said: (Aug 30, 2017)  
Why do we need smart city? We need smart city because it develops the country India is developing country also it should develop more and more our first we should develop village there should be proper electricity facilities, food facilities, education facilities in people should be known about a good cause of smart city and should use smart phone etc.

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Sahil said: (Aug 30, 2017)  
Yes, we need smart city develop our mind and country first villages should be developed in the village many people do not how to write their name in English so we should develop village cities are almost development.

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Ash said: (Aug 30, 2017)  
Yeah, we need a smart city.

Fistly, 2 make our city smart people should be smart enough.

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Sayan said: (Aug 30, 2017)  
In my opinion, we don't need a smart city, we need a smart country where every citizen would be smart enough.

How many people live in a city?India is a country where maximum people live in rural areas. 80% of the people of our country can not spend more than 20 Rs. In a day. 19% of total poor in the world are from India. These people don't even know whether they have foods tomorrow or not. Many children are suffering from malnutrition. The Government of India still can not provide Basic needs like foods, safe drinking water, education, shelter, medical facility to maximum people of India after 70 years of independence. Unemployment is also a big issue in India. Our country's GDP is increasing but unfortunately, 56% of total GDP is in the hands of only 1% of our people. So rich is becoming richer and poor is becoming poorer.

So, in my opinion, at present, we don't need to focus on smart cities. First, we must focus on how to fulfill the basic needs of poor people. Our mission should be no children with malnutrition, 100% literacy rate, 100% employment. When people become smart enough then government don't need to worry about smart cities. India itself become a smart country.

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Subhajit said: (Aug 28, 2017)  
Hello, friends.

First of all, what is a smart city?

The Smart city is a city where each and every facility must be available to the people at their doorsteps with many conveniences. The city where we can see economical growth, best educational facility, best healthcare provided, comfortable transportation facilities etc available.

In my point, we do not need smart cities at the current situation because the maximum percentage of people in India are illiterate and live in poverty. So the major concern of the government must be to utilize the revenue generated to make literacy rate higher and reduce poverty.

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Aryan said: (Aug 28, 2017)  
As per my view, India does not need smart cities if we want to develop our nation than our main focus is on to develop rural areas rather than that to make a city to smart city. Our main aim is to reduce the poverty, corruption and much more. But how the smart city now with all the facilities but no freedom. By making cities smart we become technological but somehow we missing the humanity in the environment.

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Nimesh Chandra said: (Aug 27, 2017)  
We don't yet need a smart city rather the government should focus on poverty, hunger, homeless and most important on the army force. If a country could fight against these issues then later on we have to think about smart city. But in India, the thing which is good is being best but at the same time the thing which is bad is being worst. Government should focus on each and every perspective equally.

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Sunidhi said: (Aug 26, 2017)  
As per my view, we need a smart city. If each and evry country will become a smart city than our country will be fully developed. But for this only government is not responsible as the citizens we should also have to do something and make efforts to make our city smart and green.

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Shruti said: (Aug 26, 2017)  
Hello, guys, I am M Shruti and my point of view is that yes we need smart cities. But after reading this topic the first question that comes to our mind is what is a smart city? The Smart city is basically a fully developed area with good facilities for health, education, and transportation. The Smart city also means a developed area with well-constructed roads and well transportation along with good health, education & cleanliness. We need smart city so as to develop our country along with developing the world. The Frist thing to develop our India or to cities of India smart city, we need to educate & train people what are the advantages of a smart city. And how can people contribute in making cities of India smart city.

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Mamta said: (Aug 26, 2017)  
Hi.

Yes, we need smart cities but with that, we need smart citizens too. Smart citizens are the main part of smart cities. They are the one who will join hands then only the dream of a smart city be possible. Need to think about it.

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Abhishek Singh said: (Aug 25, 2017)  
Yes.

Friends we need smart cities because smart cities make us a developed country and to make India developed country, we have to make our society smart. To make our society smart we have to focus on the smart projects of India like e-e-governance and online transactions etc. Which reduces corruption of the country also. We the people of India should also focus on the greenery and the plantation of the country because smart cities have fewer plants than a village that increases global warming, so for a developed country we have to focus on both i.e. smart cities and plantation and provide proper education for the illiterate peoples that make our country developed one.

Thank you.

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Pratiksha Datir said: (Aug 24, 2017)  
Definitely we need smart cities. As Modi decided that we have to develop a digital India it the one way to develop our country. If cities in India becomes smart then cleanliness, drainage and transport facilities make India being developed. It developed our country and make it smart.

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Vishal Raval said: (Aug 24, 2017)  
Hi Guys,

Yes, we really need smart cities. But wait, what is the actual smart city? An ideal smart city must have all sort of technology needs satisfying, better transport facilities, cleanliness, better drainage system and finally a governance who "maintains this and develops people minds. We need smart cities where people of the city takes stand and maintain hygiene, involves in maintaining a reputation of the city and follows and respect basic human rights.

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Amit said: (Aug 24, 2017)  
Yes, we need smart cities in our country. A city is said to be smart when it creates sustainable economic development and provides a high quality of life by excelling in areas like economy, mobility, environment. Smart cities will improve GDP (Gross domestic product) of the country. GDP is the total value of everything produced by all the people & companies in the country. In August 2015, our government has started the project to develop 100 smart cities across the country. For a developing country, smart cities are very much needed to improve the lifestyle of people.

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Subhash Kumar said: (Aug 24, 2017)  
Well, we need to have our smart cities. As we want India to be among developed nations, we need to know what hinders us. We lack in education thanks to a financial gap in our people.

The Financial gap will be recovered by providing jobs. Smart city skim will definitely serve that purpose to a large. In addition to it there must be a parallel program for making people know about technical advancement in banking, communication etc. Of course, the smart city does not mean only skyscraper buildings, good transportation, and communication but also a good education to its people. So smart city will do good if it is followed by some technical education or awareness program.

Thanks.

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Manivasagam said: (Aug 23, 2017)  
Hello everyone,

It's a good topic to discuss smart cities. Really we want smart cities.

Smart cities = developed cities.

Smart = develop.

We know India is developing the country. First of all, we need to develop villages, because cities are almost developed, so we need to develop villages.

Because cities arise from the village.

Many peoples don't know how to use a smart phone in villages.

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Yash Shukla said: (Aug 23, 2017)  
Do we really need smart cities? the answer is yes, we need smart cities but in my point of views Firstly, the government should require rectifying the problem of this sewage system, the problem of transportation, the problem of the traffic system, the problem of electricity and another local problem. And then educate the people's about the well colonize person. If government & people couldn't rectify these problems then their no value of big buildings, Metro's, subways. Take an example in the monsoon season the sewage system failure after the rain. And I am local of UP 99% people doesn't flow the traffic rules. Then without solving these problems, how to make smart cities.

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Raman said: (Aug 23, 2017)  
Yes, we need smart cities in our country as our country is going at a right track in the leadership of our Prime minister Sh. Narendra Modi. In my opinion, we should also contribute our knowledge and our talent in making people educate about various harmful activities, but at first, some steps should be taken by our govt to make our country fully free from corruption, poverty and give youth employment.

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Shub said: (Aug 22, 2017)  
Hi, everyone.

In my opinion, yes we require smart cities but before introducing it first introduce our peoples, aware them about the new advancement in technologies because maximum part of our population is still illiterate and conventional so we should first focus on some higher priorities like electricity and good quality schooling and be upgrading our peoples so that they can adjust them in smart environment.

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Nanda Krishna said: (Aug 21, 2017)  
A smart city is truly the greatest good a country can get - considering social, economic and various other factors. But the "smartness" of a smart city can only be enjoyed if people get the 100% benefit out of it. If the current situation of our country is not changed (from a political point of view). All the benefits of a smart city will be washed away.

So, in my opinion, a smart city is truly a necessary asset. But it's better if we concentrate on eradicating the existing problems before starting a new development.

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Jaik said: (Aug 20, 2017)  
According to me, of course, we need smart city Because smart cities mean advancement of technologies, economic growth etc but must important point is that first of all must change our thinking because smart thinking is most important for the smart city. And after that automatically all Indian city can be a smart city even a village can be a smart village. As for example if in America has the smart city then as well as in America has smart think peoples. Thanks.

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Able V Varghese said: (Aug 20, 2017)  
India is not a developed country most of our citizen are illiterate and below the poverty line. They don't need smart cities they will be needing basic aspects like good food nice shelter and pure water. From time immemorial mother earth provides us everything we need, we just only have to discover it. In my opinion, we need smart cities more than that we need good farmlands eco-friendy buildings and industries. It's better to keep good health and to eat healthy food than wasting health in front of computers and eating junk foods.

Protect and gain from nature.

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Dixit said: (Aug 20, 2017)  
Very morning to all.

From my point of view, we need more smart villages instead of smart cities, so that less amount of crowd from villages move to the cities, people's are leaving their hometowns just for the sake of earning money, but what if we provide them in their areas only.

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Sharan Randhawa said: (Aug 19, 2017)  
Hello, guys.

As we all know that India is a developing nation and is facing problems like poverty, unemployment, illiteracy, etc. We are not in a position to spend our national income on projects like Smart Cities at this critical stage of our economy.

The main aim of our country should be to eradicate all these problems rather than spending on such activities which are completely futile at this point of time.

Moreover, the illiterate masses of our nation don't even understand the concept of smart cities, so our aim should be to increase literacy. When our country will be fully developed in all these sectors then we should head towards making our cities smart.

Thank you.

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Vivek said: (Aug 17, 2017)  
Hello everyone.

In my point of view, smart cities & villages project will be executed parallelly.

These are some advantage of working on smart cities parallel to the smart village.

*We build up tourist place in smart cities and gain more money by tourists. This money can spend on developing the village.
*By making smart cities, urban people also inspire by them & want to be a smart citizen. As we know that any city become smart by its citizen so we can easily build up the desire to will be become a smart city.

Thank you.

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