Do we really need Smart Cities?

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Jitender said: (Jan 15, 2018)  
Hey everyone.

I'm Jitender As the topic is Do we really need smart cities, yes ofcourse we need. What smart cites means? It basically means that maintained sewage system, cleanliness on roads, proper railways system and well mannered safety system As we all are live in urban areas but more than 50-60% peoples who live in rural areas where there is a lack of employment, no proper electricity, no water system.

If we really want smart cities, first of all improve the condition of rural peoples, provide 24*7 electricity, water make proper roads and turn villages into cities by providing proper education, and create awareness among the youth.

At last I would like to say that we surely need smart cities, as India is a developing country and from day to day life our economy increases and technology also improves which has a great achievement of our country.

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Trisha said: (Jan 14, 2018)  
Hello everyone.

Yes, we really need smart cities. Every developed country need smart Cities. It means providing good infrastructure, all facilities like water, 24*7 electricity, hospitals, school.

Government need to take strict action who don't follow traffic rules and throw garbage anywhere. Then only our country will develop. This will also attract more tourist to our country.

This will also create employment in different fields like in communication, architecture, computer etc. It will increase our GDP of our country. Hence improve Indian economy.

Also by providing all facilities people will be happy and satisfied. They will lead better life.

But government should also concentrate on rural area. Government should create awareness about importance of education, creat employment and give training. Also government should improve the condition of rural area.

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Amol Chavhan said: (Jan 13, 2018)  

Developed cities are the backbone of countries development. But it was also true that as the cities are developed the pollution are drastically increases. And we also know that the health is essential for any type of development. As we wish to develop our cities then you should control the pollution too. For living smartly within a smart city, we should practice the cleanliness.

Need is the first step of the invention, and we really want to becomes the smart people of the "Smart India".

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Richa Agarwal said: (Jan 10, 2018)  
Good morning everyone,

In my point of view, yes we do really in a dire need of smart cities.

A smart city is not just about technology evolution and evaluation, but a development as a whole. A smart city is one which inculcates all specific needs, substances that is an aid to human as well as nation fundamentals. Smart city will be an entity, that act on skill development, make in India, digitisation, boost to entrepreneurial skills, environment, culture, tradition, and many more. Smart city as a whole represent the local, regional and national development, and will be the insurmountable success on the international platform.

Thank you.

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Rahi said: (Jan 10, 2018)  
As per my opinion,

I think Smart cities are the future of our country. But for that first of all we need to improve our rural areas i.e. villages of our country by making 24/7 water supply and power supply.

The smart cities are full-filled by education, health, services and this should be started from villages.

Thank You!

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Sheetal said: (Jan 8, 2018)  
Hi everyone,

I do agree we should develop our village first but providing water power 24/7 will solve the problem. We are a nation with max youth. The biggest challenge now is how we are using our resources. So it's very important to create awareness of the effective use of time.

I strongly agree we need smart cities which has all the specialities and smart ppl with smart works innovations etc which should be role model for surrounding villages to improve.

Above things happen only when we choose a right candidate for election. " It's all in our hand ".

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Kunjal Chawhan said: (Jan 7, 2018)  
The idea of smart city sounds and appears to be whimsical. First and foremost we all need to be on the same page about our country's economic status, wealth distribution, and sustainability. We keep telling and hearing that India is a developing country and it is developing since as long as anyone can remember, here we need a pragmatic approach. We should first concentrate on rural areas that are long due to development, we literally have villages that even today have no access to electricity and has little access to water. Such stats resembles our incompetency to do what should have been done decades ago. And yet here we are talking about building smart cities and bullet trains. Our primary focus needs to be on these pressing matters rather than chasing unrealistic goals.

I mean sure smart city comes with boundless benefits, but it benefits only the elites and the people working for elites.

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Janhavi Kantale said: (Jan 6, 2018)  
Yes, we do need a smart city. But first, we need to focus on rural areas where development is must for the overall development of the country. Our country has a number of villages which needs to be provided with basic amenities to fulfill their daily needs. Once the villages are upgraded we will surely become a developed nation making all the cities smart and a better place to live in.

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Fathimathuzahra said: (Jan 5, 2018)  
Hello everyone,

I agree majorities opinion, In my perspective, smart cities are very much beneficial to a country like India but, we have to consider the other side too there are many people who are all still failed to meet their basic needs. We have to at least ensure that no-one in our country is suffering from hunger. Developing one side to the highest by leaving the other side to the dark is not at all fine in my view. After eradicating poverty we can implement our dream smart city and that will be actually benefiting.

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Harsh said: (Jan 4, 2018)  
According to me, first of all we should focus on rural areas. We have to provide them basic facilities like 24 * 7 time power supply, water supply etc. We can tranform that villages into smart cities only if the minor problems which are faced by villagers are overcome.

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Manasi said: (Jan 4, 2018)  
Hello everyone.

Yes we really need smart city. As per my opinions, it is necessary to develop our city. Smart city means what? It means all people get all facilities related to their health, education, environment etc. But now it is not possible only those people who live in the urban area get all these facilities because they have money to get these facilities as per their need. But in rural areas, these all facilities are not provided because they are really poor to get these facilities so they migrate to urban areas for better life. I thought why they need to migrate in urban areas if all facilities provide them in rural areas also so they can also take advantage of it. They have also right to be a part of Smart city but only migration is not the solution there are so many solutions for that like free campaign in rural areas about latest technology how they can use it in their daily life easily, proper schools and colleges built in their areas give children proper education so they also go ahead in their life and make career. Now, India is developing country but after these changes, India will also a developed country so we really need smart cities.

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Prashanth said: (Jan 3, 2018)  
In my opinion, the smart city is a good idea especially for our developing country India. But before that it would be nice to use that money to create employment opportunities in rural areas, providing basic necessities for people, conducting workshops for people in rural areas to help them get aware of the opportunities available for them to grow their business. I think that this is necessary to provide equality for the growth of all areas so that the dream of creating smart city can be achieved without conflict among people.

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Ketan Bhalerao said: (Jan 3, 2018)  
Hello everyone. My name is Ketan.

Well, yesterday's caves are today's buildings. Yesterday's buildings are today's skyscrapers. And yesterday's cities are today's SMART cities. According to me, every city from time to time must be promoted and upgraded to the next level and same should be done with Indian cities. Cities should be clean, stuffed with modern amenities, facilities and technologies. It boosts the mentality of its residents. Moreover, in this tough competition era, if our cities won't be smart, then some cities of other country can OUT SMART our cities thus slowing down our national progress. What do you all say?

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Anushka said: (Jan 2, 2018)  
In my opinion, we really need smart cities because the main aim of this is to provide housing for all. By 2050 70% people will be living in cities. It can provide good infrastructure, water and sanitation facilities, 24*7 electricity supply etc. It would provide smart solutions such as data public data and treatment of water waste. It will enhance the developmental activities of the region. India is expanding rapidly so the emergence of smart cities can provide employment for many.

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Rishabh Gupta said: (Dec 31, 2017)  
No doubt, smart cities will help our country a lot to proceed on the path of becoming a developed nation but setting up of smart cities is not an easy task. It requires huge investment both in terms of time as well as money. Instead, of incurring huge expenditure in establishing smart cities the focus should be on the development of backward regions. Imagine a situation where a large number of people are struggling to afford basic facilities and to find suitable jobs for them and on the other hand the country is focusing on setting up of smart cities.

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Ansh Maurya said: (Dec 30, 2017)  
Good Morning friends, I am agree with all your views.

But in my point of view, we really need smart cities, so that we can will we able to get the advantage of latest technologies and many more. As we Know the India is being a developing country, and it is also necessary to get advance. As I think the smart cities will be helpful to improve our knowledge and technology. And become beneficial for India and Indian's growth.

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Thakur Suryansh said: (Dec 29, 2017)  
The reason that India really needs smart cities is that it really lags behind other developed and also developing countries in terms of infrastructure. But one more viewpoint that most of you would agree is that if our viĺages are not even with all round electric and water supply how can we develop our already developed cities further?

See, the govt needs to address both the aspects of the Indian social strata.

As increasing the level of tech of only one of them qill not do.

Smart cities should be made but villages should be atleast tended to for the time being.

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Ritesh Parmar said: (Dec 29, 2017)  
As per my opinion, we all want smart city but this is not right time to do work on smart city. First we have to develope rural area and make village like city. Make basic need available for common man. First Make our city educated and clean and also make medical. Facility easy then automatically our city become smart city at right time. Step by step we have to improve our facility.

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Uday Lucky said: (Dec 28, 2017)  
Instead of investing money to form smart cities, we should rather need to develop villages and provide basic requirements for a healthy living for the people living in those villages. Developing smart cities will abridge the gap between the holistic development of India as a nation. We have to understand that our farmers from whom we get to satisfy our stomach are mostly the residents of the village and thus their development will lead to the development of village as a whole. So, we should find out ways to develop villages to form Cities rather than forming cities into smart cities.

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A.Lokaraj said: (Dec 28, 2017)  
Smart cities are really needed by the developing country like India because all other developed nations are smarter than us so we are in the situation to grow smarter. First of all smart city is noting but an l improved.

A city with more digital to human interface. So we should really go smart city.

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Ganesh .S said: (Dec 28, 2017)  
Helllo Everyone.

In my opinion no smart cities are required.

Because, The root cause of urban movement that is agrarian crisis, joblessness and poor infrastructure in villages these factors are being ignored at the cost of preparing for the urban shift.

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Prajjwal Gupta said: (Dec 27, 2017)  
In my opinion, at the present time there are much more things that need our attention.

About half of the population of India residing in villages, jhuggis, we really need to think is having a smart city justifiable.

Instead of investing money to form smart cities, we should rather need to develop villages and provide basic requirements for a healthy living for the people living in those villages. Developing smart cities will abridge the gap between the holistic development of India as a nation. We have to understand that our farmers from whom we get to satisfy our stomach are mostly the residents of the village and thus their development will lead to the development of village as a whole. So, we should find out ways to develop villages to form Cities rather than forming cities into smart cities.

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Sai Konda said: (Dec 25, 2017)  
Yes, now we look at the other countries our country has less no. Of cities than the others why we need is to develop the country and increase the per capital income of the people who are living in the town's and giving more opportunity to the people in the rural and developing them with the smart cities and also for developing the tourism and sending the things that are present in the country. That's why we need the smart countries.

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Manjunath G Wali said: (Dec 23, 2017)  
My opinion about smart cities is "we don't need smart cities now because of India is country of villages before going to smart cities we have to develop various infrastructure facilities like road, sanitation, electricity, medical, facilities proper buses within time and creating awareness about government programs etc

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Manjunath G Wali said: (Dec 23, 2017)  
My opinion about smart cities is "we don't need smart cities now because of India is country of villages before going to smart cities we have to develop various infrastructure facilities like road, sanitation, electricity, medical, facilities proper buses within time and creating awareness about government programs etc.

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Rishwanth said: (Dec 23, 2017)  
Good day, I accept everyone points. According to my opinion, this not question of whether we need smart city or not. Everyone wants a smart city. No one will say no to that. But their views are first we must improve our villages and then we need to improve our cities. Smart cities is must. We need to upgrade us to next level. There are huge population in our nation, so ours is developing country, we need to improve our city for the benifit of us. In fact we are nowadays becoming a smart city. For eg, water scarcity must be avoided, employment issues must be overcomed, diseases should be cured. We are next generarations. We must improve our country. Make others to feel proud of our country. They need to talk high about our well beings. It is our duty. Thankyou.

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Jyoti Mandal said: (Dec 22, 2017)  
Hello friends, I am Jyoti, yes we do need smart cities. And the answer is, look at the other countries Streets, roads, bus stands, railway station and whatever their infrastructure is, they are all neat and clean. Sometimes it seems like now only they are created. It's all because of those countries public, and strict rules regarding cleanliness. Yes, we want smart cities in our country, it attracts tourism, makes our locality a healthy place to live, increase countries image. But along with providing smart cities government should also set some strict fine on those people who throw garbage or spit on the street, there is a need to change the public thought first, it needs to tell them that our country is also our home, country should be always clean like we keep clean our home.

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Anjali said: (Dec 19, 2017)  
Yes, in my opinion we really need Smart cities 1st start from us then start from small rural area villages, develop over education system if peoples are educated then they self start to cooperate maintain Smart city. Cleanses is also a very important point because pollution Causes diseases. 24hrs electricity, water supply etc these are the basic need of people govt work on it.

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Deepankumar said: (Dec 17, 2017)  
Smart city important for our country. Because to implement the basic factor for a example 24 hours electricity and then water supply and then younger to get in job.

So really need for the smart cities.

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Amit said: (Dec 16, 2017)  
Yes, we need smart cities because currently india's GDP is increasing very rapidly it have been predicted that india's GDP will overtake many country's GDP and will become 3rd largest GDP behind US and China by 2035, so these 15-20 years are for india, during this time India will have to do maximum development and will become a developed country, so this is the high time for making smart cities and according to me India should also focus on developing rural area because there are many villages in India who doesn't have basic facilities like electricity, water etc. So India should work for both smart cities and smart villages.

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Shivani said: (Dec 15, 2017)  

I am Shivani, in my opinion, smart cities is very good plan for our country but before we develop our cities firstly we develop our rural area, because there are very villages in our country still there is not travelling facilities available, there is no electricity, no emergency hospitals available that's why firstly we need to develop that villages to smart villages after that come to cities to make smart cities. Step by step we all automatically going towards the smart country. Jai Hind.

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Raj Singh said: (Dec 14, 2017)  

As I read all the opinions of my friends all has covered different points and they are really good to describe this topic I appreciate to all of you as per your given remarks. And speak about this topic so fatly we have to control our population by which we can make the smart cities for everywhere that is beneficial for all. Our population is going to top on daily basis which is not good for our development country and if we have created smart cities that no one takes the benefits of smart cities so do not focus on this focus on population if have controlled population everything we can do our develop the entire country in smart cities by which all can take the benefits of smart cities.

The second thing the old villages there till the time no any growth so our govt has to focus on these to facilities all the thing which they required and provide them of better jobs and education for his better future if they have a good education with good money absolutely villages will be changed into smart cities. As my own experience, I like villages more than cities because the fresh environment is there to good health. Do not go to villages change into smart cities just provide them to all requirements as they need then you will see no one can see that our country need smart cities. That is I want to say.

Thanks everyone.

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Yukti Varshney said: (Dec 14, 2017)  
Good Morning Everyone.

Smart cities are the need of contemporary era. Through smart cities we can make India more technical strong and change the mudus vivendi and mudus operendi of people. These all the small steps to make India more powerful and literate.

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Shobhit Kumar Gupta said: (Dec 12, 2017)  
Hello everyone, I think the smart city is very important for all countries because of a challenging environment and, different types technology invented, so if peoples try to understand all types of echnologies it reduces the illiteracy and also reduces the unemployment.

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Nikuu said: (Dec 12, 2017)  
According to me, India needed smart cities in order to be a developed nation first it should provide employment to its people so that the GDP of our nation will increase smart cities will be beneficial for this and add to that it will create great infrastructure because of smart cities help in becoming India a developed nation.

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Baswanth said: (Dec 10, 2017)  
Gd evening guys,

Yeah, smart cities are very necessary for the development of our country through smart cities many people can get an employment.

Really smart cities are essential for our country.

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Sweety said: (Dec 10, 2017)  
Hi friends, In my point of view, smart cities is really needed. Because now India is only a developing country. If India wants to become developed country the smart cities is really needed. We couldn't get that easily. Eradication of corruption is the main thing to achieve smart city. On other hands, cleanness is also very important. Through the cleanness disease will be decreased. These things are not only enough. So we have to do many things to developing our country.

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Sultan said: (Dec 6, 2017)  
Yes, we need smart cities but not in speech and on paper. We need to develop our country by stop corruption, by educating, by servicing, by developing agriculture sector. If we improve the education, if improve the agriculture sector then itself every city can become a smart city. From the smart city, the employment has been increasing by itself.

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Ahmed said: (Dec 5, 2017)  
Yes. We need smart cities. These are very helpful for a country growth. In smart cities, we have all facilities.

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Shubham Sapate said: (Dec 5, 2017)  
Hello everyone,

If we need to make India great and develop nation we need to work on the root of problems face by us.

According to me instead of working on a surface level, we need to find the root of the problem and smart cities are not a root of the problem. It's just wasting of huge money on a very small part which will never lead us.

But if we focus on the root of problems like if government provide employment to needy people, try to develop undeveloped rural areas, try to sort out problems of farmers who are the backbone of our country then India will definitely grow up. So final conclusion is we need to work on roots of the problem instead of surface level problems like making smart cities.

Thank you guys.

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Atul Mokadam said: (Dec 4, 2017)  
I think smart city is important for making our country globally competitive with other but Not now, before doing this we have make the pillars of smart city stronger, in this case pillars concern with villages of our country.

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Radha said: (Dec 2, 2017)  
By seeing all your views, I would like to add few points. Smart city means not only to make the city looks smart. The smart cities are need for developing our country. The city should be smart like that which leads to the development of our country so that they should focus on rural areas by reducing poverty, providing employment, making people to aware about different technologies mainly for farmers.

Thank you.

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Aditya said: (Dec 1, 2017)  
Friends, I feel that instead o focussing on smart cities we should focus more on the population explosion. It I good to have less of better quality rather than more of low quality. We are already getting so distant and less interconnected with each other and all these mobiles and sensors and glittery options whose authenticity of which also we are not sure of, taking away the majority of our focus and energy that we have stopped having a life. I am a very hard believer that its population growth which we should take care of. Long live our Great India. Long live our world. Let there be love and peace.

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Aravindh said: (Nov 30, 2017)  
Yes, definitely we need smart cities but before doing this, first we have to balance the rural, semi-urban areas in the sense of employment, basic living needs, their democracy, education to all etc unless being a smart city results in poor economic development which differentiate many destabilizations among rural, So I think this development will promote the self-confident and creates a better economy.

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Narasimman said: (Nov 29, 2017)  
First of all, I would like to say current scenario of India. If we need smart city, we have to promote smartness in every activity especially in village. Still most of village people not getting reasonable salary for their basic need. Providing reasonable salary to them will automatically brings to smartness. Therefore what I am saying is, increase employment opportunity is the key to promote smartness in Indian. If our government do this, there is no additional effort for creating smart city in India. Automatically I will become developed country.

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Keshav Shaema said: (Nov 28, 2017)  
According to me, smart city really need for a Indian government which help to growth in country. It is important part for Indian citizen that change in innovation, infrastructure control in pollution, help in control in traffic and make a rule and regulation which are prevented by Indian government for make smart city, really need for a Indian city for development in Indian but it so difficult for Indian to make a smart city because lack of resources and fund for make a smart city.

Thanku to all.

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Geethika said: (Nov 27, 2017)  
Hello every one,

My name is Geethika,

I appreciate all of my friend's views,

And I want to tell about my views that are.

I really agree that smart cities are needed but for this, we have to take the help of governments also. Because many people are living in villages with unemployment but if you are creating a smart city, it will help to reduce the unemployment.

Thanks for giving this opportunity.

Thank you.

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T. Saisree said: (Nov 27, 2017)  
Yes, we need smart cities in our country because it helps in attracting the people from our own country as well as from other countries to invest in developing new products and services. It takes lot of time to develop and continuous effort is required from various people like government, Public sector and private sectors firms and individuals to develop smart cities. Government puts lot of effort to showcase our country as a smart city only when top people come from other countries visit our country for that particular point of time by investing lot of money on them to attract the foreigners to invest in our country.

If the same amount of money is spent by the government on some other essential purposes for developing our country on a long term basis then such efforts may create huge impact on increasing the standard of living of the people which will contribute to the rise of our GDP growth which will attract many countries to make investment and it will remain for a long period of time.

Thank you.

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Bhavna said: (Nov 21, 2017)  
Smart cities is a very innovative and transformative initiative by the Indian Government. Smart cities envisage smart infrastructure, smart people, smart exploitation of resources. The efficient transport system, better traffic management, steps to curb pollution is the need of the hour. So, India definitely needs smart cities. But smart cities project should be accompanied by smart villages, then only India will truly walk on the path of sustainable development. Otherwise, the rural-urban divide will only widen with time.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

OK lets talk about Smart Cities necessities in India.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Indra Patel said: (Oct 30, 2017)  

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

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

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

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

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

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

So we need more smart cities.

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

It doesn't need model buildings, High towers.

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

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

Providing all facilities for the nation.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thank you.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I would also like to join some point ahead.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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R Krishna Vivek said: (Sep 27, 2017)  

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

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

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

I am malatesh daddikoppa.

"Do we really need smart cities".

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

Now Indian cities batter than villages,

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

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

1. Water supply.

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

2. Electricity supply.

In India few villages face a problems regarding power.

3. Road facilities.

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

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

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

And burden of lagre metro city is divide.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thank You.

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Soham Singh Rathore said: (Sep 24, 2017)  

I think we really need smart cities.

There are several benefits of having smart cities such as.

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

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

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

Here I want to share some intresting surveys.

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

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

Thanks to discuss.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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