Do we really need Smart Cities?

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Tushar Soni said: (Jul 12, 2018)  
Developing smart cities are really a good initiative taken by government to connect the society with our modern technologies but for lower class people, it is still a challenge to understand such kind of things.

High poverty rate and the rate of death of farmers indicate that priority area investment is missing somewhere. Apart from that our recent connectivities like trains and public places are misused by our people themselves. So it will be only a matter of time when smart city will become dirt city.

So conclusively, India needed to invest money more in agriculture and the basic needs of people rather than making smart cities for now.

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Muskan Sahu said: (Jul 12, 2018)  
Yes, according to me, definitely we need a smart city because of migration from urban to rural area increasing day by day across the world. Urban people are shifting to the rural area for searching employment. If there will be a smart cities so they can easily get employment and there are also so many advantages of smart cities like housing for all, good infrastructure, smart solution etc. But for providing this all things government will have to face lots of challenges. But yes, Before taking any actions government should sort out the basic issue like drainage system, providing good water and some health facilities etc.

If they can be done this things so they can be built strong infrastructure.

And a strong infrastructure can be built numerous smart cities.

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Nandhakumar S said: (Jul 11, 2018)  
I don't need the smart cities because some people are educated, some people are uneducated, Educated people easily understand the rules, but uneducated peoples can't. So smart cities are over rules.

First we do the green cities and then we think about the smart cities.

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Rambo said: (Jul 11, 2018)  
Yes, we need smart cities which are more connected socially and centrally to the small circles. Like we can take example from Delhi which is totally occupied and the design is very complex to understand, people in Delhi are more connected to pollution rather than to people primarily. Despite to all this, the city is not centrally connected people give more time to traffic rather than to their family or work. Smart cities not only make cities more cleaner but also saves resources which are nowadays being wasted in many major Indian cities.

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Rahul said: (Jul 11, 2018)  
In my point of view, Yes we really need smart cities like other but to make city smart first people need to be smart enough.

Take for example Delhi.

Delhi is becoming smart city day by day but what about crime it is increasing rapidly due to this the image go down so this affects the people mentality about the city so that's the reason Delhi is not becoming smart. So, first people need to smart and automatically city will become smart.

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Vrushabh Gawande said: (Jul 10, 2018)  
As far as I'm concerned we don't need smart city because simply people not fallow the traffic rule, spitting on the public Place, the crime rate increases. We forward in technology for making India digital but before becoming a smart city we need to create smart people which think toward society.

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Mohit Jangir said: (Jul 9, 2018)  
It's very necessary to derive the new generation after other countries. We have to take a real step. Because the thinking of the higher country is very superb. They think as a superb level. They have an opportunity to show, they have a powerful background of their country synopsis. So we needed a powerful smart exam priority and created future.

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Manish Jaiswal said: (Jul 8, 2018)  
First, we should focus on the basic needs of the society. In our country, farmers are dying because they can't pay the debt, children are suffering from malnutrition, in many cities, people don't have the adequate supply of drinking water, the condition of Indian railways is too pathetic for travelling in general class etc.

So instead of focusing on smart city government should focus on the clean and green city where people have access to basic amenities, education, drinking water security for the girls etc. Finally, people should also be smart so that they do not throw garbage here and there and government should focus on smart village instead of the smart city.

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Prasanta Kumar Das said: (Jul 7, 2018)  
We all discus about smart city but we can't discuss about smart village or how to develop about farming sector which is big trouble for our upcoming generation. So my opinion is we work in smart city really good but we also try solve the farmers problem.

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Bhaskar Kumar said: (Jul 6, 2018)  
Smart cities means people living out there are smart. People are not even literate to understand the meaning of this. So before making cities smart first people should themselves be smart.

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Rohit Khobarkhede said: (Jul 5, 2018)  
Yeah, I think we need a smart city. But doing a city smarter we should not be neglected villages 70 per cent of people's are living in rural areas.

So, that why our first priority would for the rural area people.

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Sivakanth said: (Jul 4, 2018)  
In my opinion, we don't require smart cities if we develop smart villages, where there is no problem for living education and for sanitation, we should develop our villages first to provide solutions for farmers, so if we have all these requirements then in cities overcrowd will decrease.

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Bunty said: (Jul 3, 2018)  
Yes, we really need smart cities but that's not mean we are destroying our plants and animals and agriculture. We have to protect them and solving the problems.

First of all, we need to change our thinking how to development of our environment & how to make a great country.

I think we need green cities to better than a smart city. Because it helps our life & environment.

So, Those people who destroy our agricultural farm's, plants. I request those people don't do this.

Thank you.

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Ananymous said: (Jul 2, 2018)  
For me, the meaning of smart city is where transportation is easy basic living is free. And the country is poverty less. But now see what's happening around us we are so polluted that we have badly affected the ozone layer. We are so technology driven that we are killing our mother nature for our luxurious life. We are earning but at the same time, we are losing the true magic of living a life. So, yes we need a smart city which is safe for girls and rape free and full of opportunity.

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Parmesh said: (Jun 29, 2018)  
Hi this is Parmesh.

We need a smart cities. Here we get 24*7 electricty, good transport system, education, medical, market, shopping malls, governament facilities. In present era where compare to other citys our city is growing fast in day by day. Here the living cost is little bit high. Here we can meet various type of traditional and religions people.

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Priya Yadav said: (Jun 28, 2018)  
Hello, I am Priya.

In my opinion, there is an emerging need for the cities to get smarter in India so that it would tackle the issue of large-scale urbanisation.

They are required for Good infrastructure, Smart solution, Housing of all.

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Anoop said: (Jun 28, 2018)  
Yes, we need smart cities.

But, not that smart cities which acquire the land develop the buildings, hospital, private school etc. This kind of smart will attract the urban people, other city people who will leave their city but not for rural people because they can, t afford that money.

But we need smart cities in rural areas with basic needs like water, electricity, food, proper drainage, roads, govt school infrastructure etc.

Every city of providing basic needs especially for farmers provide water, road, shelter, electricity. Etc that kind of smart city we need to develop.

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Hema said: (Jun 26, 2018)  
Yes, we really need smart cities.

As it makes life to be secure, luxurious and "Work less. Benefit more".

Objects communicate to each other for human welfare Resources get utlilized in good manner.

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Bhavgothadiya said: (Jun 25, 2018)  

I am Bhavadip Gothadiya from Surat.

As per my opinion, Smart city is Necessary for the nation or not?

I say it's necessary for us. Because we know that in our house we can't decorate all the rooms equally. But we decorated our rooms as per priority of room.


We spend more money on our Hall.

And Less money for bedroom.

We know that every guest Firstly visits our hall So, we spend more on that same concept is Here,

We know every educated citizen choose the luxurious lifestyle.
I am not against rural area and citizens.
But before developing the Smart city.
First, provide a safe environment.
And all daily needs first.
As. Education, food, water and all that thinks.
And then thought about smart city.

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Mahesh said: (Jun 25, 2018)  
I think we need smart cities for ourselves and for show off. Everyone wants to live in a better city with good infrastructures, good technology and pollution less environment. And if we have our own smart cities, our people don't have to go to other countries to live in a better place, So it also prevents brain drain.

And I said for show off. Yeah, To be honest, even I don't like saying this, but image of India in front of foreigners is not good. Even though we have good cities like navi Mumbai, when you say mumbai to a foreigner, what comes to their mind is slumdog millionaire's Mumbai, not the Navi Mumbai. And it also not possible to make a already existing cities much smart, so we should go for the new ones.

When our Prime minister talked about the smart cities 2 year back, I saw a lot about these smart cities in TV channels. They were showing some imaginary cities of complete automation. But actually we can't develop such smart cities.

So if anyone opposes this smart city concept, the main reason they give is why spending that much money on cities, where many people are struggling for daily food or when there our country is lacking basic infrastructures itself in many places. What I would say is, if you think smart cities, where government alone builds building and all, yea, it requires huge money and it won't succeed.

But according to me, how the smart cities should be build is, the government should acquire the required land, and it should plan the city, like how the roads should be, how broad they should be, where the buildings should be, where the hospitals should be. The government should provide good roads, drainage and all other facilities. And it should make telecom companies to provide very good network here.

But building all other things should be left to private sector. It should make people buy that land for some money and it should keep rules like the minimum number of floors should be 40 or 50. By doing this, the government won't lose anything, But it creates lot of benefits like it provides employment opportunities to many people. It should also make rules for keeping the environment clean and healthy.

And some people are saying it will be a discrimination if we make only certain cities smart, but I don't think so. Already all cities are not equally developed, and along with building smart cities, a equal importance should be given for the development of other cities and rural areas.

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Rajat Arora said: (Jun 22, 2018)  
We don't need 'smart cities' but every corner of India to be smart.

Meaning of a smart city: making a city self-sufficient, providing world-class cities- having a good education system, good sanitation, environmentally sustainable, best infrastructure.

But my question is why few cities? Won't it lead to discrimination between different cities? If we are going to make certain cities smart. People from other cities will be attracted to these and leave their hometowns which lack behind in providing them facilities for their overall development. It will again repeat the scenario of urbanization-and create the problem of overcrowding.

WHY LEAVE BEHIND OTHER CITIES? If we pay tax in an equal amount as the people living in smart cities, don\'t we have the equal right of development? Why the people of rural areas, 'unsmart cities' shouldn't have equal access to the best infrastructure, environmentally sustainable towns where they live? Why do they have to move out of their homes to go to a smart city? Why shouldn't they have unpolluted homes?

Even sociologically, this is discrimination: if some cities will be smart where people will have world-class infrastructure, everything is connected to the network, there origins a mental approach that the people who live in normal cities- are backward, because they have not experienced what the people of smart cities were made entitled to. This furthers the problem of urban and rural lifestyle.

No nation can survive without agriculture which exists in rural areas. Then if a farmer who is responsible for providing food to the country doesn't have access to the same facilities which the people of smart cities have, isn't it discrimination? Why does he have to send his children to smart cities? Why can't his child grow in the same rural area and have access to the smart facilities?

If I live in a small town of Rajasthan but still pay an equal amount of tax as any other person living in Shillong/Dharamshala, why don\'t I have the right to have equal facilities as the people living there?

The govt is responsible for promoting equality in services and opportunities to me also.

The real answer to our problems is that govt and citizens should work cooperatively and there should be an overall development of the nation and not few cities. And if the argument is that we have to start from somewhere, I will still emphasize that this is not a good policy decision to move ahead by starting with few cities. The approach towards development should not coincide with urbanization. India does not need to follow a western model to develop. We can have our own indigenous model of governance and development. India being an agrarian country should try to work its way towards sustainable development by investing heavily in rural areas and make them smart. If we try to take a step back and go by a bottom-top approach, we can show the world that India is a 'smart country' who makes its own way.

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Biswajit Sahoo said: (Jun 18, 2018)  
Of course, here we all need smart cities because of basic amenities will be there. All citizen will benefit up to limits as of 24*7 electricity, fast & forward travel service, water supply, clean city, al the basic requirements are there to fulfil the basic formalities. But here we have to look about the actual benefits and cons. Here we have to see for a better future but city should be take care of the agricultural research and environmental activities. In smart city actually, it is profitable up to poor for their lifestyle and activities. For the hope of job and to search for a work urban areas people who are jobless they will definitely come to smart city for their empty stomach. Govt should be take care of them and their environment. There should be awareness about health and wealth. Because of AI and IoT we got better refinement and smart cloud activities in short time period but it can be hacked by hackers. So cybercrime can be increased. So cyber control should be keep on eye them. It should be easier all to keep relaxing with our enjoyment of life. People should have a limit up to industrial activity and pollution should be managed in control. There is dearth of concrete environment in city. So implants of green plants and agriculture should be developed. There could be social awareness about and in every engineering college there will facilitate for new ideas for improving the smart cities requirements. It needs to fulfil our social things by contrast upon the activities of human being. It's a good opportunity for better future can be compared with other backward cities and people also get modernized by this good act.

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Deepa Khandelwal said: (Jun 17, 2018)  
Yes, we really need a smart city. Firstly, I want to tell that what is a smart city? A smart city is that in which there is a proper facilities of education system, regarding health especially during women's delivery, good transportation system and electricity and proper water supply in the areas. These are some basic fundamentals needs for a people to live. A metro city and proper network or accessibility of internet should also provide in the city or villages so that people can update with the knowledge.

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Chandan Dhara said: (Jun 17, 2018)  
Before going to discuss this topic let's see the essence of smart cities, specially in India.

If we go 200 years back there was a need of industrial revolution to make our nation economically strong.

After that, If we see the last decade then we will find a tremendous technological revolution to make our nation technologically strong.

But presently the prime issue that our country facing is environmental sustainability. And I think this issue will lead to another revolution called a green revolution.

A smart city is nothing but one of the major steps taken as a milestone of this green revolution.

Smart city can be defined as the smart use of renewable resources to make our environment sustainable.

As we all know green building concept including rooftop solar panel, special ventilation system, underground water storage facility this all are the major component of a smart city. Smart transportation techniques which will reduce accidents many folds is also a smart city approach.

So, as per current scenario, implementation of the concept of the smart city in our country is the only solution towards this mejor issue called environmental sustainability.

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Adarsh said: (Jun 16, 2018)  
The discussion that India needs smart cities or not takes us back to the decades when we were not free. British tried making us smart, though it was a failure, their failure or ours, thats our concern. From infrastructure to their builders, education to the students pursuing it, Indian police to their police men, politics to the politicians. Country to their countrymen. Its the cooperation that makes a city smart, afterall its the people who make CITY a CITY. Otherwise a zoo with an elegant infrastructure rendered beautiful by the builders of good times could have been a city. But whatever the extent of magnificence of a zoo be. We never calI it a city. I guess people should be smart, be it by the name of smart cities or just ordinary cities.

Indian government has done much in making Indain people smart. And surely still going to do the same for next million years to come. We do need smart people and thus smart cities. India is going to be great again.

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Dhananjay said: (Jun 16, 2018)  

This is Dhananjay, as we all know that today topic is about smart cities. By this process, if we are able to minimize some ratio of unemployment problem which has been the main headache of our country, then it could be a great idea. Another thing is, if the government really wants the development of our country, then they should put more effort in the field of education. In rural areas, people are there, who don't have any idea about "city". They are just too far away from this city and its so-called facility. If the government can do some improvement in the villages where a good medical and educational system, transportation system, etc. Are the daydream for the villagers. If this thing will happen, then I must say, there is no requirement of smart cities. If we will have smart literate persons in every area, the development will automatically come.

So, put much effort on that rural area, where people actually need it.

Thank you.

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Tushar said: (Jun 14, 2018)  
Yes, India needs smart cities. Smart cities are hubs of development. They attract people from various parts of the country, which becomes major source of human resource. They contain all the necessary resources like technology, transportation, people for the growth. Smart cities effectively uses the resources of the place and creates the resources for the people of the place.

The developed cities pave the way for the development of the remaining cities. Environmental conservation and sustainable development must also be included into the development of the cities.

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Nikenduku said: (Jun 9, 2018)  
Yeah, we do need smart cities which helps the country to develop every sector. Not only its government responsibility to keep the city smart but also its people's responsibility to keep the city smart.

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Shital Gundarkar said: (Jun 9, 2018)  
Hi friends.

My name is Shital.

As per my view, a smart city is a place where we have the basic amenities along with advanced technology. So developing the agricultural and industrial areas along with the appropriate knowledge for the same with the mass who are involved with it will make the place a smart city as they will know how to utilise their domain to get the best for all. If our base i.e. the mass is educated and given appropriate technology then the place it will be used for will become smart and smartness should never be restricted only in cities but this will make it spread across the globe.

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Heena Vasdani said: (Jun 7, 2018)  
According to me, yeah; we really need smart cities. Firstly everyone have to clear this thing that smart city means not only make our streets clean. Smart city means everything has to be connected with network smartly i.e. if we talk about solar energy system, water pollution, traffic jam, air pollution, noise pollution, development process, transportation system, Information system etc each and every field will be work smartly with networking system. Smart city means you get more and more value of work at the less effort. Everything will be done in easy way like transaction, bill payment, tracking the status of visa, getting the location, any type of service etc. But for making smart city, we have to invest large amount of money in millions or billions but after one time investment, city will save almost $19 billion money as compare the current position. After making our city as a smart city it will be ideal city for other cities. At the present time, 31% people are belong to urban areas but after making our city as a smart city this ratio will be automatically increase. So we really need smart cities.

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Prajwal Darekar said: (Jun 5, 2018)  
We Need smart city because the main problem is they when foreigner come to our country they completely disturbed because is pollution is first air, noise, garbage, sound etc. But when the smart city come then we get the clean city because the rules of government is when we get the smart city medals we must keep the city clean. But the not only the job of gov or the people we also Indian we also keep our surrounding clean and neet etc.

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Bharti said: (Jun 5, 2018)  
Hello Friends,

In my point of view, we really need smart cities for good education, good governance system, fast implementation of city problems by our govt, for pollution free environment and for traffic management and for better life in cities etc.

But for this implementation it's needed to coordination between state and center govt. And for this needed skilled labour who can make this project smart.

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Maneesha said: (Jun 5, 2018)  
The smart city doesn't only include building industries and by technology i.e, by smart roads, first it should come from the people mind to think of it. The smart city includes may factors environmental, technology, empowerment and so on. , people should think in a positive attitude to follow rules and regulations of government in order to achieve the smart city. The government can't only alone make the city smart. The government should also make people aware of the smart city. For example, we already know Swatch Bharath is built in our country to make India clean and green. But what is it in making use of it? Nobody is using of it, they are throwing them in the roads or wastelands itself. It is also one of the major factors for smart city So first we should make people aware of the smart city and make them think of in a positive attitude and this makes successful.

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Manish Gupta said: (Jun 4, 2018)  
Hello friends, in my point of view, the smart city is a good step for our country development. If our cities are smart then we will able to connect with all nearby cities and villages and this results to reduce unemployment and our rural area also become developed and with development of rural area our all country will develop.

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Krishan Lal said: (Jun 4, 2018)  
Hi, Friends, I'm Krishan.

In my point of view, the smart city is really needed to develop our country. If our country develops then we are developing so we should check means of a smart city.

Smart city provide transportation like train, bus, well roads there is rule regulation and good education and main important is they provide a job for youth its help to our rural person also they can serve their product in the market and catch the new idea for farming and updation for all thing. So we need the smart city.

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Vivek Bansal said: (Jun 3, 2018)  
More than smart cities, we need disciplined citizens who care for natural resources, Water conservation, clean environment. Efforts should be made to preserve the Environment first, necessary facilities for the poor class is also essential as against Mindless erecting concrete jungles.

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Avinash Sharma said: (Jun 3, 2018)  
Hi, I'm Avinash Sharma and I have much glad that I had been saying something on this topic about smart cities.

So, according to my point of view, of course we have also need smart cities because their lot works are done very late in our country and to this type of earlier work as at the time of pregnancy of every women whom has facing more difficulties to teach at the hospital due to traffic and unusual way like up down wards roads, for people also facing electric problems in summer season and also a much bigger problem for people which they have given much importance which is networking the servers are going to fail at critical stage for this we have to need smart cities.

Thank you that's all.

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Sandeep Mishra said: (Jun 1, 2018)  
Friends, first we should know that smart city does not mean having luxurious things in the city, smart city means having proper transportation systems like bus stations, railway stations, airports, and good road conditions. And in city there should be proper rules and regulations which should be followed by citizens, and other basic facilities like electricity and water, these cities will work as ideal for other cities and other cities will also try to develop itself, and also in development of smart city, there will be measurable increement in employment, which will be good solution of unemployment in india, and also tourists from other countries will be attracted to these cities, which will increase economy of india, so I think it will be a solution of many problems in India.

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Aurobinda Behera said: (May 25, 2018)  
HELLO everyone, I am Aurobinda.

As my point of view, We really need Smart Cities because if a city will be smart its surrounding rural area will be developed.

Because it's offer jobs to youth who belongs to the rural area. If youths of the rural area have a job then they will develop the rural area.

Another point is in a smart city all the man will smart they having the good technical skill and they also educated. The youth who comes from the rural area will learn a technical skill and other good things from the smart city so automatically the rural area will be developed.

The smart city also attracts foreign investor for investing in the smart city by which INDIA's economy will develop.

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Ashish Gill said: (May 24, 2018)  
You all may be right, but my point of view, firstly, we should develop our rural areas & the behaviour of people if we will succeed to do this, it will automatically happen.

The government should develop the basic facilities for the rural people.

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Pranjal Singh said: (May 24, 2018)  
You all may be right, but my point of view, firstly, we should develop our rural areas & the behaviour of people if we will succeed to do this, it will automatically happen. Everyman wants to be smart &if our government will help of each person to be smart definitely out city will be smart.

Thank you.

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Kundan said: (May 23, 2018)  
Friends, first of all we should know the real meaning of smart cities, you know?

The cities which have good networking zone in its area proper transport system well developed and designed railway station, bus stops, airports, establishment of well known MNCS in that particular city, where we can we meet our requirements easily, roads are well developed, ie. Where every rules & regulations are working well, if we have such type of cities then, those cities can be treated as smart cities. We should know the benefits of smart cities -

1. It attracts the tourists from other countries this way currency from various countries is earned and this in good national income.
2. If we have smart cities then other cities also can be developed on the basis of that role model cities.
3 and it is clear to everyone that our country is suffering from unemployment, so there we can create job opportunities. So this is the things and there are many more things that need the smart cities. But there should be smart cities in every state in reasonable ratios. For smart cities, we should have smart thinking and ideas. That's all, dear friends, thanks for reading my opinion.

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Suman said: (May 22, 2018)  
I think first we should think about our rural areas where people's doesn't get their basic necessities. First we should make our village smart. And one more thing that government Already has done many things in the city so, I think citizens should be aware of them. Because many people don't know about lots of things.

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Vibha said: (May 22, 2018)  
Hello everyone,

No doubt we really need Smart Cities. But smart cities scheme should be implemented on proper and right the time.

I had seen on metro station old age person wants to go up by escalator but he didn't know how to go up. He tried and fell down.

I am not against of Metro but they should get proper education and knowledge. At least, they should know what is that and use it. We are using new technology and people are not aware of it.

Some people should create awareness of new technology with the help of some institute.

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Vineetha Yannam said: (May 20, 2018)  
In my point of view, smart cities are no need. It depends on the behaviour of the human when coming to the boys are teasing a girl like that. If there is smart buildings and smart roads there is no use of it without any common sense so if we create a knowledge on that definitely that will become a smart city.

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Suraj Yadav said: (May 19, 2018)  
Hi, Good Evening Friends.

In my opinion, we really need smart cities.

For the smart city, it must be that essentially needs things people's should be available.

Something is mostly necessary as the educational system, transport, electricity, good people etc for a good smart city without these things it is not possible. There is creativity should be must whose are want to make a smart city, if one person has at least one creativity then we can make whole country smart. One other thing and also want to say, a good connectivity should be between rural and urban area.

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Lavanya said: (May 14, 2018)  
In my opinion, the smart city not only full facilities.

Like smart roads, street lights etc.

But coming of the smart city we lose farming.

So, first, we think about the farmers and then think about the smart city.

Every people can be done her work with a proper manual then automatically our city can become the smart city.

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Rajesh said: (May 13, 2018)  
Yes, what you all said is correct. In my point of view, the needs of smart cities must come from each and every one behaviour and thoughts. First, we have to reduce completely about the caste feelings in our society. We have to think about our society basically. We have to capture the unnecessary works in our society like teasing girls etc. And we have to solve that problem. So that each and every girl also thinks about our society like boys. Getting smart cities is not important to our society but getting the smartness in every citizen is important. Due to this citizens, we can convert slum areas and poor people into rich. Finally, developing the cities is not like constructing buildings, roads and all. This is nothing but decreasing the poverty completely.

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Kunal Phatak said: (May 11, 2018)  
Smart cities are those cities where people understand the smart way of living without compromising with our environment needs. Smart cities are not only to have WiFi provisions but also have good waste management. In short, Smart people can make any city smart.

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Xyz said: (May 11, 2018)  
According to me, we need that type of city where people feel confident in every expect. If people are smart then their contribution towards their city will be more and more and the city will be automatically smart. For making people smart it is the duty of our government to give them appropriate chances in every field. If people get educated they will be aware of their rights and duties and new ideas will come out which will enhance the smartness of our city.

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Sakshi Lathe said: (May 11, 2018)  
I think we need a smart city as our nation is developing it can gain more scope to compete with other nation when we start developing cities state develop if state develops automatically nation if we talk about rural. Areas smart city not only mean advancement in technlogy and avaoiding rural glimpse but we can develop the method or agricultural sp that our farmer should not suffer according to me smart cities give more opportunities for employment education and other basic amenties are fulfilled, India should also stand among most developed countries.

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Chandan Mishra said: (May 9, 2018)  
Yes ofcourse we need smart cities. But as per the criteria, we are far below the expectations. Development can be done step wise it can't be achieved in a single day. Still our country has many challenges like lack of education system, poor infrastructure and many more.

We should move forward to strengthen the basic things like proper education hospitals and roads then we can only make further steps in a better way like waste management and good governance, smart solutions to energy management and many more.

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Keerthi said: (May 7, 2018)  
From my point of view, smart cities are really important for the development of a country. Hence, every person may get benefit through smart cities like employment, development of rural to urban areas, education etc. But before that a strong government with all abilities (must form a team with expertise) is essentially needed to be taken in charge for smart cities work.

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Preeti Pragyan Mohanty said: (May 4, 2018)  
In my opinion, smart cities can only be developed when people are smart and adopt smart ways to do their things. Smart cities mean 24*7 high-speed internet, 24*7 hospital causalities treatment, etc. Till today, people are throwing waste here and there on the ground. So, dustbin should be installed all over the city. Children should also have proper education. Smart cities means increase in employment. Our country can only develop when each person is employed in one or the other sectors of work. When each person is educated, is independent and adopts smart ways to do the work, our country will develop. Yes, we need smart cities and it is a slow process.

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Vishal said: (Apr 30, 2018)  
Yes, we need smart cities because it is use full for every member in our society because we can use in many ways. Cites are already developed som wart better but villages need to develop somany thinks and villiage people also should listen some words of governament. We should keep our cities clean and neat we must see our country like heart. We develop our villages in our country and we need to take somany responsibilites in our countrry.

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Doco said: (Apr 29, 2018)  
Obviously, smart cities are needed for the shake of our overall development.

Smart cities mean availability of all the facilities, resources, 24*7 electricity, good infrastructure, medical etc.

This will help in growing industries business and all.

But, today I saw a post in social media that people are making the train bogy, footpaths dirty by throwing the unnecessary things like bottles, plastics etc. And the headline was like "the people need to get smart before making the city smart".

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Rishabh Singh said: (Apr 28, 2018)  
Yes smart cities are the need of India. On doing so unemployed person get employment and we get all facilities of government. As hospitals, government school, railway station, and so many services from smart city. Person who had never think about such facilities will get all those facilities of government. So in my opinion, smart cities are need of India. The Government should focus on it.

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Neeraj said: (Apr 25, 2018)  
In my opinion, we need a smart city because with the time every won't change so at these time we need to grow I know at the starting time we are facing so much problem but everyone gets adjust according to the situation so there is no major problem for a people.

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Tushar Aggarwal said: (Apr 22, 2018)  
Hi everyone!

Converting existing cities into the smart city is a good idea, but converting villages into smart cities will be our biggest mistake because whenever a city is developed it requires more industries to develop.

And it requires sacrifices from our farmers to sell their land to the government for making new government Projects. The real beauty of India is its villages, we will lose pure Oxygen to breathe we will lose our Indian cultural values too if we will turn our villages into cities and moreover we also get food to eat from villages only.

So, if government Make some improved changes in existing cities it is a good idea, but remember one thing do not play with nature, otherwise when nature will take its revenge back it will be very dangerous and horrible.

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Kajal Balmiki said: (Apr 21, 2018)  
I understand that being the youth of this generation most of us want a smart cities so that people who think of settling abroad can change their mind and can take the benefits of being raised in smart cities which is a good thought but on the other hand to build a smart city we all need to bring education to the 1st place as we all know most of the Indians are still uneducated and they don't even know what smart means. And trust me most of us also feels that living a lavish life and carrying a smart phone is the step for living in the smart city but the fact is un till and unless people will not get correct education India will never have smart cities.

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Sunil Kumar said: (Apr 17, 2018)  
Hi Friends, This is Sunil from Tamil Nadu. The Smart city is required if everyone in the country enjoys the basic necessity like a job, good healthy food, shelter, etc. America introduced smart city and they were successful but in India, it's completely a different scenario.

Farmers are suffering without adequate water and a lot of farmers were committed suicide.

A lot of agricultural lands are converted into residential lands in the real estate business which killed 20% of agriculture land.

Instead of forming a smart city, Government should focus on farmers and agriculture. They have to introduce schemes and provide a subsidy to the development of agriculture and ensure farmers are getting adequate water. The government need to develop village and provide free education and medical treatment to all the poor people in the village. If the government is not focusing on the farmers and agriculture lands then we need to import vegetables, rice and wheat from other countries. The government should invest in agriculture instead of forming smart city which is not necessary for India at present.

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Sivaranjani said: (Apr 17, 2018)  
Hai all.

My opinion is we don't need the smart cities. But we are in need of green city and green villages. Because lot of our agricultural practices are destroying due to the transformation of our life style and food style. Smart city makes the people updated and modern but the green city and green village make tha people disease free.

Hence people should aware of creating green village and green city rather than to think for smat city.

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Vamvi said: (Apr 14, 2018)  
I don't think we need smart cities, we actually need ethically and morally based cities where people not only enhance tech. But encourage family and society. We must not become only example of technologically, structurally or economically advance but above that we must be known as an example of humanity, prosperity and unity. I don't want a digitized place to live I need a place where people are friendly, those who are assigned to work must do there work with dedication and sincerity like in markets, post offices, police station, railway station, hospitals etc.

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Rahul said: (Apr 13, 2018)  
Yes, we need smart cities but maybe later. For now, we need to develop small cities and villages rather than building smart cities. There are many villages which at this age of technology don't have 24 hours electricity and also they don't have a reliable education system. There are still places which have a shortage of drinking water. Not only this, there are lots of problems which people are suffering on daily basis. So before smart cities, we need to update our current situation and maybe after 5-6 years, we will ready for that.

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Sowjanya said: (Apr 12, 2018)  
Yes, I really need smart cities because of today's technology was change. Many people depends on different different smart technologies.

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Manish Kumar said: (Apr 12, 2018)  
Smart city mission was launched by our honourable Prime minister in 2015 to develop 100 cities across the country as smart cities.

In my opinion, it is one of the correct step taken by our PM.

The smart city will be equipped with all the facilities that anyone needs.

It will enhance FDI which boost up Indian economy. It will help India to become a developed nation.

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Sakshi Agrawal said: (Apr 8, 2018)  
Hello my friends,

My name is Sakshi Agrawal, and I am from Jabalpur.

In my opinion, we don't need of smart city we need of safe city where girls they can travels easily without any fear. We don't need of bullet train we need of good education we need of good compartment we need of safe life then after of this our country will automatically make a smart city.

As we know the people how to live in the village they don't know about the ceaseless traction they don't know how to use of internet and then our government work only in cities. They want to make metro cities so without develop village it cannot be possible.

So in my opinion, first we need smart education and safe city not smart city.

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Mahesh said: (Apr 7, 2018)  
Hi, friends, Good afternoon, I'm Mahesh, I'm from Visakhapatnam city.

In my point of view, we want really need smart cities, our government should start from rural areas after then developing cities. When cm come to our city, at that time our city should be clean, when cm goes to the city, our city is casual. So that, our government should from villages later to develop our country. The Smart city is to provide good education system and to reduce the illiteracy, then only our country will become a smart city.

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Sunil said: (Apr 7, 2018)  
Yes, we do need Smart cities because.

1. A smart city would have good transportation infrastructure, proper solid and liquid waste management, isn't this we want in our cities.

2. A smart city concept is a target, which creates the potential for investment which ultimately results in the creation of jobs.

3. Considering the sheer volume of migration from villages to cities, our cities are not equipped to hold such number which results in the slum, traffic problems, overcrowded hospitals, schools, so smart cities are a must.

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Ritu Jha said: (Apr 6, 2018)  
Hi, I am Ritu.

In my opinion, We need to focus to make a smart person instead of making a smart city. When people get a high education, proper basic facility, all the banking facility, internet facility, all-time electricity. Then he called as a smart citizen. And that type of people not only creates a smart city but also make a smart country.

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Aman Jain said: (Apr 6, 2018)  
According to my point of view, a smart city is not needed, since most of the people in villages are not computer literate they don't know even how to use the internet, and in villages no facility of internet, signals are very weak. So first of all development of each individual in the county should be done, then only everyone in the country can be at the same level in terms of using smart cities basic components. And one thing also it differentiates one city to other, PM Modi choose only 100 cities, what about other cities, it should be "smart country project". In smart city project, mostly those cities included that are developed at a good level. The cities which are developing, mostly they are not included in this project. This is unfairness of smart city project.

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Rakshith said: (Apr 5, 2018)  
Yes, I completely agree with Twinkle24.

At present we actually don't need smart cities till all our Indian citizens get their basic requirements, but on the other hand, we do need the smart cities in our country to cope up with world race and to uplift our Indian prosperity. But without education, building a smart city would be a huge mistake, the people in the rural areas don't even have education and proper understanding of today's technology.

But, yes, we do can build smart cities in our country, but only after the rural people get completely educated.

So this was my point of view in having a smart cities in our country.

Thank you.

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Twink24 said: (Apr 4, 2018)  
Hi everyone, here I am against on the topic. In my view, I don't think we really need smart cities. Smart cities include a good internet connection, speedy trains, high education and cashless payment. India is the country where people are not able to fulfil their basic necessities. They are not able to get *ROTI KAPDA MAKAN* without this what they will do of all these high facilities. Our country doesn't need bullet train but it needs safe or more compartments. People in village don't have money to fulfill their needs how they will transfer money digitally from where they will be able to get money for internet connection and smart phones. This smart city concept will not be fully successful till our country is not fully educated. Without education how they will be able to operate high technology gadgets. In my view, I think the smart city is not the need of the hour but basic necessities are need of the hour.

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Ashish Nakade said: (Apr 4, 2018)  
In My point of view, smart cities concept is not useful. Our Indian economy totally depends on agriculture if we attend to only cities then a big gap will happen so we should implement first all required things for rural areas, then rural areas to people not will come to cities they come only just to earning. If government implement smart village program then definitely India will be developed. Lots of peoples are not aware of the skills and hence a big requirement for the smart village and not for smart cities.

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Shiv said: (Apr 3, 2018)  

Yes, we need smart cities to grow with the world but the basic necessities should be fulfilled first i,e. There should public toilets and many more. Smart cities should be developed but not at the cost of farming. Most of the people in India reside on farming.

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Suraj said: (Apr 1, 2018)  
Yes, Ofcourse, I need smart cities because it shows many things like;

It indicates the development of the country. Due to this lot of modern facilities increase, No of jobs increases, Awareness of people increases.

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Laveena Bhutada said: (Mar 31, 2018)  
Yes, we really need smart city because if we develop our society well we will get good output from people but their activates and all they will develop themselves & their upcoming generation too. If we will not develop our cities then our future generation will be same so. Do take a step slowly stairs will be completed by own.

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Pranesh Nair said: (Mar 31, 2018)  
Certainly not now, May be 10 years later when our India is really equipped for such development as of now there is a lot of improvements and developments should be made in our education, environment, human resource development and unemployment. Firstly India has to put steps in improving the quality of life for each and every individual all over India and when we feel that we all become smarter we definitely need a smart city to equip us, but still we are not there and we need to travel a lot more to reach there.

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Barkha said: (Mar 30, 2018)  
Hello everyone.

Smart cities are the cities which are developed in terms of human capital, Infrastructure, technology, socially. From my point of view yes definitely we need smart cities but before that we need to be crime free, be open minded because with problems we can't be perfect so base need to be strong.

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Rockstar said: (Mar 29, 2018)  
Yes we need smart cities. But before that we need smart people. We should invest more in education, Human Resource Development irrespective of cities or villages. Politicians are using youth power for their benefits, not for India's future. They are radicalising youth, jobless youngsters are used for this purpose, The quality of education is very poor, unemployment is comman, we must address these issues 1st.

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Suvi9 said: (Mar 28, 2018)  
In my point of view, ban rape, give education to transgenders, use public toilets, first Improve the smartness then develop the smart city.

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Abani said: (Mar 28, 2018)  
Hi, dear my friends.

We need smart city as well tree plantation. In universal many people's want to become a smart but they are forgetting about our environment pollution.

As per my opinion, we want Smart city but we need to the significant out environment. As compare to other country's they are much smarter.

I giving an example which will give you more clarity to understand,

USA and China to contact. Where the USA is simply smart city, but China is not why because in China more pollution is there and population also more they are not the significant environment, I mean this type city is no useful smart city.

I would like to say the smart city is very useful for us but we care about feature purpose.

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Soumen Mandal said: (Mar 27, 2018)  
Before we start dreaming about smart cities we have to be smart. Public cooperation is needed to start smart city initiative. We have to keep the focus on different aspects in a systematic manner to make this plan successful. First of all, we have to make our surroundings clean and healthy. Because a healthy person can think better. We have to change the idea of diversity between man and woman. We have to improve our education system. We have to emphasize on health, transportation, Media etc.

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Ramya said: (Mar 26, 2018)  
Yes, we need smart cities. But first in my opinion, the government should start from the rural areas. Like concentrating on improving their basics need s of free education, electricity and health facilities. They should manage the both. Because its not like we should only concentrate on the rural areas because it is backward. Improving and developing the the urban into smart city is as well as important. This encourages smart people to be smarter and these people should, in turn, help the rural area and village people like to get smart through their contribution and coordination. Its not alone the government. There should me NGO s involvement in solving people s issues and the college students should also help as much as they can.

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Sandeep Pawar said: (Mar 25, 2018)  
We are living in the 21st century and still, we are facing the problem of farmer suicide, rape on small girls, reservation, etc. I am not opposing smart cities but basic needs to be completed before developing something.

So, that people will become smart and it will help for smart cities also to maintain it.

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Vivek said: (Mar 24, 2018)  
Hi everyone,

We don't need any smart cities till, we haven't smart brain. Because in our country there is crime rate day by day increasing. We can't stop on child abusing, rape, murdered, chain snatching etc. Then how can we make smart city. If we talk about India, so there is no. Of issues related with women.

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Vin Var said: (Mar 23, 2018)  
Hello to all,

Everyone want to live in smart city for this purpose we have to think what is required to develop our thinking and and become smart.

We have to clean our city, proper transportation facility and availability of all human requirements.

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Surabhi said: (Mar 21, 2018)  
Yes, we really need smart cities, but for this, we also have to become smart, increase your thinking level. There is no any perfect definition for smart cities it depends on City to city or country to country. Smart cities save our time, provide an accurate answer to any questions. As we all know according to smart cities mission total 20 City was selected.

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Tarun said: (Mar 20, 2018)  
As per my opinion, a country or a nation is really called developed in that scenario that particular country is able to fill every stomach of a citizen including rich and poor providing them peaceful lives that's is what we call a smart and efficient county not only a city entire country called as a smart country.

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Nandy said: (Mar 19, 2018)  
Yes, we really need smart cities because it is really required now if our city became smart we will also grow because nowadays we have seen if we required anything we look for smart cities we all want all things in our life like good education, electricity, Good infrastructure all things we want and this thing can only happen when our city became smart because if any person require higher or good treatment that person first look for smart city I am in favour of smart cities.

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Luv Mishra said: (Mar 18, 2018)  
No, we don't need smart city! In fact, we extremely do need smart village, smart people, as well. Because where smart people live that place becomes smart. What will it gain if there would not live smart peoples in a smart city.

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Rahul Soni said: (Mar 15, 2018)  
Good morning/afternoon to all, this is Rahul Soni.

According to my point of view, we really need smart cities. At present India is not fall under the list of smart cities due to various corruption, lack of Artificial Intelligence, education system etc. Recent survey it is found that India may become a fall under the smart city and increment of 1.5% in GDP by using artificial intelligence at the end of 2030. It also play major role digitization of country like online banking, In Dubai, the driverless car is running on the road.

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Biswajit Jena said: (Mar 15, 2018)  
Yes, we need smart cities but instead of making our city smart first government should focus on the basic needs of the people like our literacy, food, water, home etc. If these requirements will be fulfilled then our people will be very smart to handle the result which will come after making our city smart. First makes the people smart then automatically city will be smart.

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Manali Hate said: (Mar 14, 2018)  
Hello friends, my name is Manali. And in my opinion, yes, of course, we need smart cities as India is a developing country. But I think not now, and after 4-5 years. Because before that we should think to developed those areas where people are still leaving on the footpath and alongside to tracks and we should give some contribution to developed those children who sell something in trains or at signals and they not go to schools. When all the people will be enough capacity to live in their own house n when no one will beg to live their life then only we should move to smart cities. Because then only our country is called developed and not when only some part of it is developed.

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Akanksha Jain said: (Mar 14, 2018)  
In my opinion, the people who live in India should be smart, if the people who live in India will become smart the city will automatically become the smart city.

I am not saying that the smart city should not be their in the India all I am saying is if the people of the city are illiterate and not smart to handle the digital gadgets then then there would be no sense of having smart city in India.

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Gaurav Kumar Lal said: (Mar 13, 2018)  
Yes, definitely India need smart cities in current word. If India wants to be one of the supreme powerful countries in the field of economy, defence, telecom, space etc it's cities must be developed. Because in such cities all needful things such as education, health facilities are always easily available to their citizen. If people become smart they start contributing in developing smart cities then India came out from the list of developing countries and go together with developed countries.

Thank you.

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Arunkumar said: (Mar 12, 2018)  
Yes, Smart cities enhance the developmental activities of a region. A lot of developmental activities such as building schools, organizations, shopping malls can take place. These activities benefit everybody including citizens, businesses, government and environment.

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Manjunath said: (Mar 12, 2018)  

In my point of view, there is no need to build a smart city, instead if people are educated and the basic needs required for the city are provided then automatically a city becomes smart with smart people.

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Narasimharao Swayampu said: (Mar 11, 2018)  
Hello Everyone,

Smart cities mean those whose cities having the excellent facilities like educational, healthcare facilities, technology. In my point of view, India will really need the smart cities and also this is the right time to think about it. I want to add one thing before going to the topic.

In India, 60-70% of the people are living in rural areas and only 30-40% of the people are living in towns/cities. In rural areas, the people are always fighting to fulfil there common needs like higher education, health facilities. Etc. First of all, Governments will focus on rural areas to facilitate the basic needs to the peoples living in the rural areas.

And also, correspondingly focus on the development of the smart cities. Otherwise, our country is always in the "developing countries" list instead of developing countries. My grandfather said, "India is a developing country" to my father, my father said same to me and I will say the same to my children as well.

So, My point of you sustainable developing is needed.

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Babu Miya said: (Mar 10, 2018)  
Extremely need, but the main problem is we can't provide security to our lifes and by improving smart cites we can avoid the illitration.

The main advantage is hard works can done esily, through this smart cities we increases the communication system.

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