Do we really need Smart Cities?


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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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Monikadevi said: (Aug 16, 2017)  
Definitely we need a smart cities because we want some technological developments. It helps us to gaining a profitable country. It control all the surroundings also and keep nature in regular way. Mainly the smart cities are giving good education systems for back ward peoples. Many people get a employment opportunities behalf of this smart city system. So in my point of view this is very good for all developing countries. Thank you.

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Saurabh Rai said: (Aug 14, 2017)  
Yeah we definetly needs Smartcities it will be helpful in many ways I will explain that in diffrent steps.

Number one is Water management will be improved like it will be helpful in detecting quality of water, any leakage taking place, smart preventions to save it.

Number two is Mobility. In this we can easily manage traffic system, parking problems etc.

Number three is Energy. We can produce energy from new energy sources like wind mills, solar energy, heat, water etc.

Number four waste management. Waste management will become easy so wherever dustbins are full it will directly be detected from control room.

In last it will improve information and communicatin technology in urban services like in railway tickets, cab booking etc.

Information and communication technology means everything we use to communicate with the help of technology like mobile phones etc.

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Parveen said: (Aug 14, 2017)  
Hello, guys.

From my point of view, all of us wants that our city to be smart. But as we know that India is a developing country and major population of a country is illiterate. If the city is smart it is a waste for the major population. Because village people today don't know how to operate a smartphone. So as my point of view it is useless to make city smarter first.

First step to literate major population. Provide them training to operate a digital product. Govt has to take initiative to make the country developed first then make a city smarter.

#pdega India to bdega India.

#if teach Indian then India grows easily.

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Naba Boruah said: (Aug 13, 2017)  
Yes, we really need smart cities because smart cities mean advancement of technologies, economic growth of individual, pollution free cities as we all talking about clean India. If we consider the present situation of India we'll see that in summer most of the states are affected by flood (eg. Assam, Bihar etc). Moreover, in India, more than 30% people are in below poverty line. That implies that our government is unable to solve the basics problems of our country. So I think instead of focusing on making smart city government of India should focus on solving these vital problems right now.

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Kundan Kishor said: (Aug 12, 2017)  
At first we need to know, what is the actual meaning of smart city, what is our role in making our city to smart city, and how we can? As we know, still India is ranked in developing country, actually not even in only my mind but this question is arising in mind of every citizen of India that when India will knowing as a developed country. To convert this imagination in reality, India really need smart city to enhance its global and development. Like Bhubaneswar is the first smart city but guys many people don't even know that their own city is a smart city, so I would suggest this should not be the condition in India. So for this, Government should take effective policies to make people educate and then smart. Many parts of northern India which is still suffering from unemployment and poorness and where illiterate persons are more than educated person even they don't know how to use smart phones. So firstly its responsibility of Indian government are to give attention toward this because if people will smart obviously city will be smart.

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Bittu Singh said: (Aug 12, 2017)  
Hello, guys.

Firstly, I would like to take your attention towards the fact that India is a developing country, where its a very big population live in the villages or rural areas. And most of them do farming as their occupation. We are also very known by the fact that the condition of farmers is not good in our country. They are mostly on debt. Their economical condition is not good. Their lives are so burst that they are commiting suicide. So here a question arises to us that Is it fair to go for the smart city projects where it requires a lot of big investments ?

I think it is not fair. Although "the smart city project " can grow up our country status, it can take our country towards the Developed status but it also creates a big gap between urban and rural.

I think the government should invest on the "the smart village project" rather than "the smart city project". It should provide the latest technologies, good academic facilities, etc.

By such type of initiative so that a big population get benefited to it. And also these initiatives can also take our country to the list of the "developed countries".

"THANK YOU".

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Kavya Shree said: (Aug 12, 2017)  
As per my point of view, Modiji should focus on the cities which are still underdeveloped than jumping into the huge step of making 100 smart cities. At the current scenario, it not too necessary for that plan!

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Gayatri said: (Aug 11, 2017)  
First of all, we people need to be smart enough to make our city a SMART CITY. This can be only done by proper awareness by our government. Our India is a developing country we need such smart cities. I am asking when our INDIA will be called as a DEVELOPED nation ? Only making smart cities is not enough, we need to aware people regarding their pros. We need to minimize those illiteracy, unemployment and increase the development of villages, women empowerment and general awareness regarding their rights to make a normal citizen a smart one. Bhubaneswar is the 1st smart city, but guys many people don't even know that their own city is a smart city. So I would suggest this should not be the condition of India. Then only we will reach upto the level of fully DEVELOPED COUNTRY.

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Sachin Kumar said: (Aug 10, 2017)  
Hello everyone,

I accept that India really need smart city to enhance its global status and development.

But before this let's focus current scenario of India we will find still except a few cities specially from north region are very less developed they don't have basic facility of transportation as well poor road condition also they have less employement, drainage system and smart function of every thing is far from them problem is lack of education sometimes government attention. I think government should take some positive initiate first this side later they should work in making city smart. Although India is a democratic country so called 'SABKA SAATH SABKA VIKAS'. Government should take effective initiative to make people educate and then smart. However I support the initiative of 'MAKE IN INDIA' from BJP government side toward this.

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Surendra Yadav said: (Aug 9, 2017)  
Hello everyone, as per my opinion we really need smart cities as India is developing country so, for raising it's standard to a global world, to make people IT familiar and ahead to gain lots of opportunities we really need smart cities. So to make all this in a flat equal level. We have to develop foremost, and the government should also make plans and policy, so India will be first in all fields. Thank you.

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Parth Teli said: (Aug 9, 2017)  
As per my point of view, We really need the smart cities in India if we have smart cities it becomes emphasis of the country.

All the neighbour countries get attracted towards it.

It brings the revolution in people's thinking. And also foreign travellers get attracted towards it.

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Sayan said: (Aug 9, 2017)  
No, we do not need a smart city at this moment. First of all, we have to build the villages smart enough. Educate the people and make them hygienic. There are many villages till now where there has no power. So, first of all, we have to develop them. Then we will move toward smart cities.

Thank you.

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Anuj said: (Aug 8, 2017)  
Yes, I do think that we need smart cities. It will ease the life of common man. Also, I t will encourage everybody to enhance educational level themselves. And get to know the latest things happening around the city. It will also encourage foreign trade import which will help in economy rise of a nation and also enhance tourism.

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Rebekah said: (Aug 8, 2017)  
Of course, we need smart cities but this is not the right time to have it. India is still among developing countries, a number of illiterate people is more than that of literate people. They even don't know to use smart phones so obviously smart cities will be of no use to them. Rather focusing on having smart cities we have many other zones which need our attention. Yes, I agree that in many past years condition of villages are improved now but still number of villages are untouched from government schemes today those villages need our focus. We all heard about how Tejas train conditions get worst afters its 1st day of starting. Actually, Indian people are not enough matured to handle smart cities. And we can't just copy western things, first we need to be smart then only we can afford smart cities.

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Manan Paruthi said: (Aug 5, 2017)  
Smarts cities are must for developed nations but India is developing nation so I think we should first focus on making people educated and improving our economic condition. Then after that, of course, we will be needing smart cities.

People in India are not mature enough to handle smart cities like on the first day Tejas train passengers stole things from it, broke things and made its condition worse. So, for now, we should be focusing on the development of our country first.

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Sohini said: (Aug 5, 2017)  
Hello, friends.

I would like to express my views in favour of the existence of smart cities. Yes, we really need smart cities as.

1. They are the sign of development in our country.
2. Smart cities have many facilities which normal cities don't usually have. Like free wifi in various localities, Metro train, mega malls etc.
3. Smart cities are preferred to keep clean which is helpful in keeping environment clean n healthy.
4. People become more active, advanced, cultured, punctual and educated by living in these cities.

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Shivaite said: (Aug 4, 2017)  
Well according to me, developing country like India should focus on the primary needs first. The Majority of the population lives in the villages. Most of them do not have even basic needs like roads, electricity, water supply, food and education. So rather than spending thousand of crore to make few smart city, the main target should be to improve the condition of villages, so that India develop evenly.

Secondly, our country is working on bullet trains, and the condition of the life line that is railways is getting worse day by day. Similarly rather than spending a huge amount of money to built bullet train, we should improve our railway and road system.

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Ayush Gupta said: (Aug 4, 2017)  
Hi friends,

Yes, we need smart cities but before smart cities, we need to create a job for a people. When there is unemployment then how we developed smart cities. When we cross the hurdle of unemployment then automatically its effect on our society. And unemployment is removed by better learning. So, there a relation between all the things if we get education well then employment is not there, then people not below a poverty line and its support to making smart cities.

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Krishna Kumar said: (Aug 3, 2017)  
Hi everyone,

At present, India is developing country and people are becoming more educated. Now we really need smart cities. But before thinking about smart cities think about smart people. For ex: In some states, people are fighting with each other because of religion. People should change themselves then only we need smart cities otherwise, we don't need it. Because if the government built the smart cities, but people are not smart then it is of no use this means simply wasting the money and time. In rural areas, people are more poverty than urban areas. The government Should provide more facility like building new schools and washrooms to them. There is more scarcity of water all over the country first the government Should focus on it and then it can think about smart cities.

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Swathi said: (Aug 3, 2017)  
Hi friends,

Definitely, we need smart cities because it will be going to improve our nation. To make country smart firstly we should concentrate on education. Education is more important in both cities as well as villages. Everyone should get an education. Then only we can make our nation smart.

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Kathir said: (Aug 2, 2017)  
Yes, We really need smart cities.

I agree with all of you, that before making the city smart, we should try to make the people smart and villages smart but if we keep waiting to be every people smart and every village smart the country which is developing with us will overtake us soon and they will become developed. So smart cities are important.

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Aakaash U P said: (Jul 31, 2017)  
Hi friends.

I do have a different opinion on smart cities. India has been developing in fields like sports, science, space and technology. But the major problems have been poverty and unemployment. There are lots of villages in India which lack basic resources like transport, hospitals, proper house and an hygienic environment. Action should be taken against such issues first rather than building up smart cities. Looking into future is good but neglecting the present situation will lead to more havoc in the country. Let villages get developed by providing proper roads and the government should spend a good amount in educating people who are unaware of schemes put forward to them. Missions like swatch Barat and building toilets have boosted they hygienic rates of the country. First, we should develop the village to be smart and parallelly should look upon smart cities. Cities have their basic needs while villages whose main source of employment is agriculture which has always been the backbone of India should be looked upon as it has seen a great decline in production in years passed by.

Living smart and thinking smart will help conserve Indian culture rather than showing to the world that India has smart cities regretting the fact that India also has numerous poor and unsophisticated villages.

Thank You.

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Sivakrthikeyan said: (Jul 31, 2017)  
Good evening to all.

The smart city is need to all peoples to feel comfortable with no pollution. The daily life is changed to be as a sustainable life.

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Amay said: (Jul 29, 2017)  
Good Morning Everyone,

Yes, We really need smart cities.
I agree with all of you, that before making the city smart, we should try to make the people smart and villages smart but if we keep waiting to be every people smart and every village smart the country which is developing with us will overtake us soon and the will become developed.

So, in my opinion, govt should focus on to make people smart but at the same time to make a smart city.

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Usha said: (Jul 29, 2017)  
No, we really need smart cities we need smart peoples and good culture which makes a city a smart city. The Smart city is never born, it has to made by hard work and various struggles. If the government tries to make a city smart but people these cities don't know how to use those resources, then the city is no more called a smart city.

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Heera Singh Gusain said: (Jul 28, 2017)  
India wants to be a superpower, but first, it has to get into the list of developed countries. The conditions of lots of cities of India is worse. They don't even have proper hygiene facilities, educational facilities, full of pollution and a lot more. And we are talking about smart cities! First, these things should be taken care of, if India gets these problems solved then we can think of smart cities, but first we need good cities.

I mean - "What Is The Use Of Wearing A Tie If You Don't Have A Shirt On Your Body First".

To be the "BEST" you have to be the "GOOD" first. It is the part of the journey. You can't directly become the best.

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Abhishek Pal said: (Jul 26, 2017)  
No, we really don't need smart cities but we need smart peoples and good culture which makes a city a smart city. The Smart city is never born, it has to made by hard work and various struggles. If the government tries to make a city smart but people these cities don't know how to use those resources, then the city is no more called a smart city.

Smart and intelligent peoples make a city smart.

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Ardhana said: (Jul 26, 2017)  
I think we don't need smart cities as it is only working in files and in data only. Most of the plans already run by our government that is not practical and the government spend a lot of money already but now we have worked over a powerful practical plan. After smart cities launching the program we easily saw that the city which was declared smart have a heap of garbage everywhere and cities are not well planned. So firstly, we should focus that particular thing which is needed to develop a city in a proper way.

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Vikas said: (Jul 26, 2017)  
Yes, we definitely need smart cities because it will help in improving the way of living. People from cities as well as villages should come forward with their ideas to improve their living conditions and the government should also support their ideas.

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Sathish said: (Jul 26, 2017)  
Hi friends,

India has many villages. So thus peoples are not having knowledge& education. So the villages are changed into smart villages. That means all villages in India are should have all facilities. Thank you, friends.

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Amarjeet Singh said: (Jul 24, 2017)  
Exactly friends.

Nowadays our PM started a scheme to create more cities as a smart city.

And this scheme is going under working very fastly like in Lucknow metro has been a start. In Delhi, Delhi metro is increasing. And Bangalore has become the first unpopulated city in our country. And now govt is planning to start metro in Allahabad and many more.

So, we should motivate our villages and small cities to take part in this scheme. And develop the cities as well as villagers. Not to pollute everywhere.

I hope in the coming time more of our cities will be come under the smart cities.

Thanks.

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Snehitha said: (Jul 24, 2017)  
According to me,

Smart city is to make people smart by encouraging every individual irrespective of village or city to implement their innovative ideas for the development of the society. One must be able to do something unique which will add value to their life and to the society even. Basically one must be smart enough first. To make smart being educated properly is the key thing. There must be changes in the way of learning. Everything is changing day by day so as the people also should change. Continuous improvement must be encouraged.

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Ankush Dapke said: (Jul 24, 2017)  
Hi, Friends.

I would like to say that smart city is needed to develop the country is necessary for better quality of life with lots of facility, amenities and smart city will help to create lots of opportunities for employments and off course it will leads to develop the country but only by making smart cities our country will not be developed, for development of our nation we need to grow together that means we need also to plan for smart village and smart district so that will help to reduce migration rate which is increasing rapidly by nowadays so to control migration we need smart village and that will resolve many problems regarding employment etc. Similar way we need to develop smart each and every part of our country for our development of our country.

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Ayush Pathak said: (Jul 22, 2017)  
Yes, in order to develop we need to be smart, we need smart cities but we don't want all this at the expense of cutting down more and more trees in order to build a path of metro station or to install new towers and any technology that will further harm our environment. Smart cities are very necessary in order link each city and improve the living standard of the country and therefore work is needed to be done in rural areas because they are the ones who should be linked with the city for their further growth.

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Priya said: (Jul 22, 2017)  
Hello, everyone.

We need smart villages instead of smart cities, but we have also improved the development of the country. To improve the better software industries and better development we need smart cities. Also better for all the developments in education, health and these type of developments. Thank you.

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Rahul said: (Jul 21, 2017)  
But smart cities will require much initial investment and will have high Return on investment rate that is not affordable for Government at this economic slowdown conditions.

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Ankita said: (Jul 21, 2017)  
Yeah, we need smart cities as it will help us to do our tasks and daily life routine very easily. It will make the work load less and will help in making the city developed. The should promote these initiatives so as to make people aware of it. It should make amendments to bridge the gap between rich and poor so that poor can also enjoy this.

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Anuj Wankhede said: (Jul 21, 2017)  
I think that we need smart villages instead of the smart city. For the equal development if the whole country. In this era, India has many villages which are not connected to cities or people of villages are unable to get that facility. Another fact is that fund for the smart city is less according to the city so the development of the smart city is not easy and people do not get its advantage.

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Vishakha said: (Jul 20, 2017)  
Yes, we do need smart cities because for being a developed nation, first n foremost education should beat every defaulter, if rural people will see and observe things going on their side, they will also feel to grow n compete with city people, & so they will realise to get educated and work in a decent way. And so even middle-class men will also work hard to accomplish rich people's standard and so on, and in this way definitely by having smart cities our nation can compete other nations in tech, education, knowledge, wealth etc.

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Rushi Shah said: (Jul 17, 2017)  
No, I don't think so. The reason being today there are smart cities in India but then also there are areas in those`cities which are still backwards. So sometimes I really feel that by giving the tag of the smart city to any city is that city really progressing? Are the people really keeping up with the progressive mentality? So unless and until we try to reach to all the people and change their thinking or do something that will affect the populations mindset, giving the tag of smart city isnt going to help because I have seen smart cities affected heavily with floods, poverty etc.

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