Do we really need Smart Cities?


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Mohit Singh said: (Nov 20, 2018)  
It is reality that we need smart cities because making of smart cities will make India like other develop country in smart cities everything will be on suitable place it will provide every smart privilege and it will down the unemployment in India.

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Neha Pachori said: (Nov 13, 2018)  
Yes, we need smart cities but not in terms of deteriorating anything that we already have. Like for making smart cities there are only cutting of trees and poor roads were seen nearby. For making smart cities need of lots of plantation and their maintenance required. One work should properly completed then start another if not possible to manage simultaneously like roads maintenance. Education, clean water, use of rainwater, proper drainage, transportation many more things in a queue. After working on that only cities become smart having smart educated people so that it will be maintained as smart. Not only on paper but in reality.

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Megha said: (Oct 27, 2018)  
Hello everyone,

Firstly, according to me, one should be aware of what the smart city is. Smart cities concept integrates information and communication technology (ICT), and various physical devices connected to a network (IoT) to optimize the efficiency of city operations and services and connect to citizens. So, obviously, we need it, as it will enhance our skills, knowledge, connectivity, acquaintance with technology and all. But before this, we need to fulfil our basic requirements. Because without having our foundation strong how can we think of its beauty, we all know that we are lagging behind at many aspects, like literacy, fooding, employment, security and all.

So, according to me, we need to first improve our living, then will think of its standard, definitely.

Thank you.

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Chandan Azad said: (Oct 24, 2018)  
According to my opinion, smart city means all basic needs and facilities are available in a smart city like good transportation, education facilities, law and order, clean water, proper electricity etc.

Every one wants such like facility but making cities smart India can not become smart because giving facilities to city make smart but in India most of people live in village and they have not basic facilities like good education facility, transportation, clean water, good hospitality etc.

We want to really smart India so we need to make India smart not only cities.

Make to all Indian smart by giving opportunities facilities.

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Avinash said: (Oct 15, 2018)  
Hi. Friends.

My name is Avinash. I am from Dhanbad.

According to my opinion, we really want smart cities, because it covers various sectors that we can be developed. Smart cities create good or smart education system. Because education is the main catalyst for country development. Smarts cites give us a Good health care centre.

It provides Good employment.

So we say that Smart cities are very important for a good country.

Thank you.

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Meerak said: (Oct 10, 2018)  
Hey guys.

Smart cities are in need for our country. Day by day the pollution is increasing and that is severely harming the people around. The concept of smart city is that people would rely on the internet for their daily works. That is from buying groceries for their home to online transactions, builind up their home with intelligent technologies to fight the environment change etc.

Smart city is one where people change their traditional ways of life and move on to modern era.

By not using their owned cars to go to work and trying carpooling is another way to be smart. This could definitely tackle the pollution and traffic problems.

Then comes to changing the home for a better living. An internet connection and everything there is connected themselves, that is the idea of smart city.

Generating there own electricity from may be solar, and not relying on the kseb. Increasing the use of CNG or electric cars for locomotion. There are a lot of ways we could transfer our birth home into a smart one so that the next generation live a happy life.

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Easkki Ashok said: (Oct 9, 2018)  
A smart city is a municipality that uses information and communication technologies to increase operational efficiency, share information with the public and improve both the quality of government services and citizen welfare.

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Rohit Rajput said: (Oct 8, 2018)  
Hello friends!

According to my point of view, we don't want to smart city we need smart India if India will smart then every city also smart. If we make any city smarter then every one wants to grab life that city people live but it is not possible to manage large number of people at single place so instead of make smart city we should make smart India.

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Jeron said: (Oct 7, 2018)  
Yes, really the every Indians have a dream of their own for bringing their country one of best among the world.

Smart cities are needed for the development of the societies but in meanwhile the development project is giving importance only to the well developed cities. As our national father has said that that without village India won't survive so my point developing the villages for the practicing of agriculture is more important than creating smart cities. Since smart city is needed but villages and agriculture is essential for our country.

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Aksar said: (Oct 4, 2018)  
What I personally feel is India can only be a smart city. Till the time India is a developing country. Knowing the United states is a developed country But, United States never claim to be one just because if they claim they are developed no other country will come and will even think of investing in US. So, for making India a smart City India should always be a developing country. Bullet trains come to India just because India is a Developing country.

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Umesh Shinde said: (Oct 3, 2018)  
Yes. There is a need of smart city in India. Firstly, a smart city means that all facilities are available there, good transport, education facility, hospital, park and cleanliness is a most important factor among them. There are only countable smart cities in India. Because Indian people are not giving attention to cleanliness and also government. So they have to pay attention to cleanliness and implement various programs about it.

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Shivam said: (Sep 15, 2018)  
Yes, of course, we really need smart cities. As smart cities makes people updated about the current trend & technology & also provides a lot of platforms where one can showcase his ability, skills or talent among people. Although if we think that we can showcase our talent in rural areas as well but it's found not easy due to lack of resources which are only available in smart cities.

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Dhanu said: (Sep 14, 2018)  
According to me, yes, of course, we need smart cities. But before that we should think our basic needs that should be fulfilled, why we are running for bullet trains and all, our India is agriculturally based that's why we only focussing things which are beneficial for these. Also we can adopt technology according to need. We should develop technology we required not other. Some countries are very advanced in technology, we can't beat them before going through our basic needs. First off all literacy is required for that we should first work on it when we talk about the advanced which are required for quality development.

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Kunal said: (Sep 11, 2018)  
In my opinion, we are not able to work with the problems we are already facing as controlling water in smart cities like Mumbai during rainy seasons and we are thinking about the smart cities I agree it is a cool idea.

But we should deal with the basics then we should move ahead.

As we always step on the first step of ladder not directly jump to the last.

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Asha Devisetty said: (Sep 8, 2018)  
Smart cities are important for today's world. Due to the development of our country, it provide lack of opportunities for the person. The smart city makes a person very favourable to there resources. If the region is smart city the person is more beneficial. Due to comparison with villages people ready to shift there family to smart cities because of lack of resources in there regions. We have to try "India become as smart India".

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Kriti said: (Aug 23, 2018)  
Yes, indeed we need smart cities. But the question is that how these cities can be made it's not a one day process. In fact, the famous thinker of Greece (Yunan) "Plato" clarified that smart people make the smart cities in his theory of an Ideal State. So again the big question rises here how People become smart? So there is no rocket science for people getting smarter just there need if a man just follows simple rules and regulations that will make him smarter and city automatically become smart. As we take the example of Indore Madhya Pradesh we see that with the integrated efforts of public and administration the planning came into effect resulting the district topped the list of a clean city. So main focus should we develop smart thinking situation such projects became reality.

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Akash said: (Aug 16, 2018)  
According to my opinion, the Smart cities are those which are having proper facilities of clean water supply, healthy food, hygienic living condition, 24 hrs electricity. Ignoring these factors concept of the smart city can't be achieved. Thinking of Bullet trains, free wifi services, technological advancement without fullfilling basic amenities that one common person wants will not do anything in developing our country. We have to increase our literacy rate, maintain poulation sex ratio, reduce malnutrition, provides connectivity to rural villages, better wages to farmers. We should first think of women empowerment, increase employment, stop mob lynching, rape cases. After fullfillment of all these needs & facilities we can think of other requirements. So, first of all, make smart people, smart society as without achieving this it is pointless to think about the smart city.

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Sanu Raj said: (Aug 13, 2018)  
Smart cities in India is just like making-of the castle in air. India is the 6th economy in the world but stands at 122nd at per capita gdp. The population is major obstacles in the path of smart cities. I past years, the government declared the name of 100 smart cities that would be built in the future. But the whole concept failed as a huge amount of money required for this task.

Illiteracy is another region which will never allow making any city as smart, the live example is the new smart train in which the headphone is theft, such type of many examples is present in India.

Before making the city smart, people should be smart.

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Priyanshu Jha said: (Aug 11, 2018)  
According to me, cities and towns having the high infrastructure, high-level communication, easy transport and access to every basic thing that makes life easy combines to make up a smart city or town. So the basic is "ease of life". Metropolitans and big cities are getting far more advantages than the rural areas to grow on these lines as such people are still lagging behind. The focus should be more on the roots than the main bark I mean we should first to connect our source of food, the farmers and the rural people to this growing world. Initiatives should b taken for their welfare first providing them a better quality of seeds, fertilizers, machinery, proper water & power supply and connectivity.

India, a country with a population of 132.46 cr out of which 66.46% comprises of the rural population requires to bring up a "Movement of Smartness" focused especially on rural population for over a decade. Do this then think of words like "smart cities and all". It takes time because the population of 132 cr is not a joke.

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Nani said: (Aug 2, 2018)  
According to me, thedevelopment of smart cities has both pros and cons i. E, coming to pros smart cities gives scope to education, hospitals, transportation, needs for enjoyment like parks, greenery and so many, this helps the people who are living in cities and also in towns to lead their life.

But, Coming to cons, I would like to bring a point that for making or developing smart cities we need land for construction which indirectly effects the farmers who are really serving hard to run there life.

Hence I conclude that development of smart cities should start from villages by making use of agriculture machinery, electricity, water facilities. And their basic needs. Then we can dream and succeed for smart cities, smart India.

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Anup said: (Aug 1, 2018)  
First of all, I'll like to clarify what actually a smart city means. Building a smart city does not only mean the construction of hospitals, schools, better transportation, better management system etc.

It also means using advanced technologies to govern all the above-stated amenities. It involves the use of information and communication technologies (ICT) to make a direct communication between the government and the citizens.

As cities do already have many hospitals, educational institutions, roads etc. The task is to maintain them so that they can benefit the citizens in a more reasonable way.

And that can be achieved by transforming cities into smart cities.

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Anomii said: (Jul 30, 2018)  
According to the definition, smart cities are the cities which are refurbished and or developed by the urban development ministry of India in order to increase the quality of living, More opportunities for businesses, good health, sanitation and infrastructure for all.

Recently there have been 100 shortlisted cities under this scheme of government which are funded by the state as well as union governments and monitored by Union Ministry of urban development.

These projects are funded either by the way of Private-public partnerships or other means.

A smart city is the one which has all the basic amenities like good infra, Proper hospitals, Education for all, transportation and other sustainable management systems.

In India, smart cities are need of the hour so as to create employment opportunities and to develop tourism.

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Rohan Narsinghani said: (Jul 26, 2018)  
Before we have a smart city, we should have smart people.

India needs to develop their personality so as to pave the way to that goal. In order to reach from field goal to field goal there are certain milestones to cover and attempting to reach their alone is pointless. We need to cover them together. Only then we can have a SMART NATION instead of a city.

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Pawan Virat said: (Jul 25, 2018)  
No, we don't need! Just we need smart brains and powerful and peaceful body as we know that the growth must be in mind but not around us! If we build smart then our bodies are under them!

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Amanvsolanke said: (Jul 25, 2018)  
According to me, a smart city must give the best possible benefits to the poor. There should be no regional or category discrimination. A smart city is of no use without smart citizens, so we must give a quality education to all the citizens. A smart city is the means to make a country develop. A smart city can make the daily leaving of people a little different than normal which will encourage other cities to start the same initiatives and resulting in making India a developed country. We must attempt for a Smart city project and start an attempt to make a developed India and educated citizens.

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Mayank said: (Jul 24, 2018)  
Yes, I think we all need smart cities to live.

Smart cities provide us with proper education, infrastructure, administration, Health services, most important security and all that one need to live a good life.

Smart cities not only considers good human life but also takes into animals into consideration (that is cities that doesn't harm animals in any way). In that way, they also provide us a good environment as well.

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Dhruv Sood said: (Jul 23, 2018)  
Yes, We need smart cities because to do certain tasks our busy world has no time.

For eg: To read news, To get updated with the scores.

The need for smart cities are increasing so we need to have that.

It will be splendid. Smart cities are good if the are environment-friendly.

Because if we want to make a change then it should be a good change.

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Bala said: (Jul 23, 2018)  
Yes, we need smart cities.

Though mission objectives like good administation, affordable housing was good enough but good administration and proper use of fund is required in order to implement this mission in efficient manner.

Also, it provides a huge employment during the construction of these smart cities.

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Sakshi said: (Jul 23, 2018)  
With the increase in population, the demand for automation is also increasing. Nowadays people want a comfortable life.

The lack of facilities like electricity, ATM, Internet Connections, Etc. , in the rural areas have become a point to ponder.

Due to this, people from the rural areas are shifting to urban areas which leads to the problem of urbanization. The people are migrating from one place to the another in search of a better way of living. Nevertheless, this effects and creates the problematic situations in urban areas where people have to suffer due to the migration of more people.

Instead of focusing on cities, one should make people living in villages be aware of a different kind of smart technology.

Till now many villages in India don't get the proper power supply.

Two-third of the villages in India still don't have a proper education system.

The government should take proper actions to fulfil the basic requirement of people living in rural areas.

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Rahul Dhakad said: (Jul 22, 2018)  
In my point of view, the use of technology is increasing day by day so we need smart city, but without destroying environment. Rural people are shifting to the urban areas for searching employement, if there will be smart city, so they can easily get employment.

There are many features of smart cities like, reducing traffic, good level education, proper water management and drainage system, safety etc.

And I also think if people will become smart then city will become smart automatically.

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Ankit Kasaudhan said: (Jul 22, 2018)  
Maybe, yes it is right.

Not because if smart cities make in India than our education and development will be increased day by day. Yes, its right in present time our villager education is very bad because our government teachers do not want to do work, they go to school for teaching but they do not teach students, because he has understood if we will not teach that any person cannot do something. So, first of all, we need a well-educated society because when we will become educated than every person also will do work. So as you know very well if we do work hard than our economy and development problem will be decreased automatically.

Now this time smart cities are more important.

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M.Roshini said: (Jul 19, 2018)  
In my point of view, a smart city is needed. The Government selected few states in India for this smart city.

The economic level is raising. Smart city develops the education level.

Reducing the traffic, and control the traffic. Going to some other place, to reach quickly for this smart city.

Reducing the accident. So many features in the smart city.

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M.Roshini said: (Jul 19, 2018)  
In my point of vieu, a smart city needs. The smart city is nothing but includes a variety of feature. The government selected few states in India for this smart city. Smart city raises the economy.

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Mahmad Rafi said: (Jul 19, 2018)  
Hi everyone,

Yes we need smart cities which provides us good infrastructure, employment, education system, . Leads to.

Economical growth of country, safety&security,

But we shouldn't forget rural areas, villages.

As Mahatma Gandhi said, India's future is depends on development of villages. Because he travelled entire nation &he knows well wt is the part of villages in development of our Nation. In otherhand.

Prime minister Narendra Modi saying India's future depends on the smart cities, Because he travelling many countries which are developing by adopting smart cities.

If we convert whole country into smart cities by occupying farmers land by replacing with industries, .

It may happens that our generation ate only bread, jamoon, cake, fastood!

So Govt should provide Basic infrastructure and good education to all villages Along with this converting cities into smart cities will improve our country in better way,

Thank you guys.

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Ashwini said: (Jul 16, 2018)  
To make smart city is an good idea but to live in that city makes challenging to the middle class people. Firstly, the government ought to focus on to provide basic needs of human to the society; till now in some regions of the country, there is no electricity, gas connection and water supply. In our India, most of the people depend on agriculture, they struggle but they don't get their value of the product. Some of the people of our country struggles for these basic needs, if it will full fill then it becomes smart city itself.

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Tanya said: (Jul 15, 2018)  
Good morning everyone,

According to me, we need smart cities because of day by day technology increases, new things were invented so to cope up with this we need smart cities but with this, we also need smart government. Smart cities not only about multi storage, buildings good infrastructure but it is also about to provide safety like providing safety (eg-cc tv and connect it to cloud (internet) so that if anyone in problem action can take quickly) it will also increase tourism in India which will increase Indian economy. We also need smart cities to connect small cities.

Thank you.

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

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

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

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

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

And a strong infrastructure can be built numerous smart cities.

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

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

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

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

Take for example Delhi.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thank you.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Bhavgothadiya said: (Jun 25, 2018)  
Hello,

I am Bhavadip Gothadiya from Surat.

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

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

Eg:

We spend more money on our Hall.

And Less money for bedroom.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Dhananjay said: (Jun 16, 2018)  
Hi.

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

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

Thank you.

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

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

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

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

My name is Shital.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thank you that's all.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thank you.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

In my opinion, we really need smart cities.

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

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

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

Like smart roads, street lights etc.

But coming of the smart city we lose farming.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

This will help in growing industries business and all.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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