Do we really need Smart Cities?

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Shifama said: (Nov 25, 2022)  
I'm sharing my thoughts about do we really need smart cities?

In my opinion, smart cities must be beneficial to our nation, Today's plan for smart cities little bit harmful to the environment.

For our selfishness we drop the trees they may die due to us, This will lead to a disaster in future so I disapprove of this, smart cities were benifit from one point of view to the another side it will harm to our society and our health.

Thank you.

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Diksha said: (Jun 3, 2022)  
Hi everyone,

In my point of view, we really need smart cities but for making smart cities we have to cut down trees and also we'll not have farming lands after making smart cities so before making smart cities we should plan to make our cities smart as the way that we can save our trees, lands and our environment because if we lose trees then how we'll fulfil our basic needs like food, fresh air. On the other hand, if we want a better life with good infrastructure, good health facilities, and good education institutions we really need smart cities. For smart cities government's first step should be to make our villages smart because when villages will be smart only then cities can be smart and both of these will make our country smart.

Thank you.

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Soundariya said: (Dec 24, 2021)  
Good Morning friends.

May I have your kind attention please?

This is Soundariya.

I would like to add on points to the topic of smart cities. As far I am concerned smart cities are needed to enrich the better life for each and every citizen. Yes, smart citizens definitely need smart cities. First and foremost, I seek smart cities in order to enhance the decrement of crime. There must be better transportation services wherever we want to go, we can't on time due to increased traffic and rate of accidents day by day. Next, the major problem is unemployment, employment should be provided for those who are in need of a job. Due to the increased population, there is no housing facilities for all so that facilities must be provided in smart cities. Poverty-stricken people must not suffer without food, free foods should be provided for them. Hospitals, schools and colleges must have very good infrastructure. Many cities have already implemented and benefitted from this smart city scheme and some cities have invested. Many cities are yet to develop. I conclude that smart cities will provide optimum usage of space and resources along with efficient distribution of benefits. Thank you for this opportunity.


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Theeksha said: (Sep 18, 2021)  
Hello, I am Theeksh.

In my opinion, we need smart city. Smart city means not only develop the village or city. It also thinking of people is also smarter.

Thank you.

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Mrudulkanti Mohanty said: (Jun 6, 2021)  
Good Morning everyone,

Thanks for giving me the chance to share my opinion.

In my point of view, yes, we all need smart cities. For this, our pm Mr. Narendra Modi has created this scheme, we know smart cities can bring a smart country, for this we have to develop both big cities as well as villages also. Most of the villages are still under development. Most of the villages now also not got the proper livelihood. No water, no food, and not a proper shelter. So, a smart city is a big development, for this, we should create small developing communities in villages which will spread up and in this way both cities and villages can be got under development. Another aspect is unemployment, people from villages wouldn't get proper employment as compared to the people in cities. So, govt should assist them to get a job in their village so that they wouldn't b unemployed. In this way, we can change villages than cities and finally our country.

We concluded that we all should unite and change the small villages to be smart city and that smart city into a smart country.

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Samiksha said: (Dec 22, 2020)  
Yes, we definitely need of smart cities. But to make our cities smart we have to develop our villages smart. There are no facilities in the village still people in rural areas are faces a lot of problems than whether it is a hospital facility or farming, electricity. And to make our cities smart then there should be sustainable development first. One of the economists also said that India is a developed country still it is a developing country.

So, if you want to make our cities smart first we have to make our village smart then automatically our cities & country will get smart.

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Kavita said: (Nov 11, 2020)  
As there are development we are more focus on smart cities but before that, the main focus should be undeveloped cities or towns of India because at one end we are developing cities on the other end there are small towns or villages which are undeveloped. So, if we have to make our country development then we should make every city or town develop not only focus on big cities. Because together is better.

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Kavita said: (Oct 31, 2020)  
Hello everyone.

According to me, We should be more focused on backward cities, villages than smart cities as it would not only generate employment there but would also help to churn out-migration that takes place from villages to cities thereby increasing overall living standard.

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Vijay said: (Aug 7, 2020)  
Good morning everyone,

Thanks for allowing me to express my thoughts regarding this topic. The given topic is a very important and interesting topic. Let's start with defining the smart city. There is no universal definition for a smart city. The picture of the smart city contains a wishlist of infrastructure and services which describe his or her level of aspiration. Smart city started by respected pm Narendra Modi in 2015. It is an essential step to be taken in order for the country to be digitalized and in turn effected demonetization. A smart city reduces global warming which is very necessary nowadays. A smart city helps us to minimize the electric bill and various others and improves the availability of the internet around the country. While going through the process there will be a lot of employment opportunities. A lot of rural areas do not have minimum facilities and they are not introduced to the smart cities. Awareness must be created among all the people and they must know the advantages of being or making a smart city. It's not government responsibility alone it is a collective responsibility of people to be smart and encourage making smart cities. " one who does not through the dice will never get a six".

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Amar Rajput said: (Jul 9, 2020)  
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 good infrastructure, good educational institutions, good health department and transportation. Smart city provides many jobs and project.

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Sadhana Kuntal said: (Jul 7, 2020)  
Good morning everyone.

Talking about smart cities what do you mean by smart cities? Cities having good infrastructure, roads, wifi, cinemas etc do we really need this? There is a need for sustainable cities rather than smart cities. Problems like employment, corruption, basic educational needs, food etc still lacking behind, if the government really want to do anything for us then first solve these problems. Smart cities are just one step forward for our ends, with increasing pollution and decreasing of water level day by day this is what happening in smart cities. Cities like Mumbai and Delhi we called them smart cities but do we really happy to live there. People migrate from rural to urban just to have a good job and to fulfil basic needs. If the government provide employment opportunity in the rural areas itself and fulfil basic needs than there is no need of smart cities. Expenditure increases with an increase in demand, our country consists of poor people more than the rich person and they can't afford to live in smart cities with no job. Ok, we need smart city than for that we have to cut down the trees and have to occupy the farmland for infrastructure but after that, we will not have farming land and trees so from where we will fulfil our basic needs of food and fresh air.

So, there is no need for smart cities we just need sustainable cities with smart minds.

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Roja said: (May 22, 2020)  
Hi everyone.

Smart cities are innovative as well as tactful ways for a countries development, but a cooperative and innovative workforce and the government is a prerequisite for the correct implementation of this project. It has been five years since the project is being put up, but the no of smart cities of India is still very less. It is true that the efforts of the government are worthy but the pace and standard of the implementation should be increased. It is time that we take the project to next level ie is smart India making our country as a whole smart enough, it should also focus on the provision of health sanitation, good working conditions etc, we all know that villages are the identity of our country so policy should be put forward to establish smart villages because smart cities lead to rapid urbanization and industrialization and the basic character of our villages will have tampered.

Setting of special economic zones, industrial corridors, digital life, etc would ease the objective of smart cities.

This is my view on my topic.

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Alen said: (Apr 15, 2020)  
We need smart and sustainable cities. We should try and implement successful innovations practiced elsewhere in the world particularly related to urban farming/vertical farming. The idea of a smart city should be an evolving one because the needs and requirements will vary as we go forward. The key goal is to successfully adapt to these changing conditions such as changes in the urban ecosystem due to climate change factors, breaks in the food supply chain systems and so on. The game-changer is not just technology but innovations aimed at adapting to a different sets of circumstances.

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Souvik Rudra Biswas said: (Mar 13, 2020)  

According to my own view, I wanna say this project was a big stepping stone to develop our Country and Cities. We all know that this project had been launched by our Prime minister Mr. Narendra Modi in 2015 on 25th June. A total of 98,000core has been approved by the Indian Cabinet to development of 100 smart cities and rejuvenation of 500 others. It has a big aim that is the development of our country through developing cities.

So, In our country, there are many rural places. Not only that, but rural people also suffering a lot and they are facing many problems. Like, lack of good drainage system, lack of sufficient hospital, lack of good infrastructure, lack of food, etc. We can tell the poverty is a big challenge in Infront of them.

I think if our government tries to develop our cities, develop our society and as well as a country so, the government should provide lots of opportunities for rural areas and the rural people. Like, proper food, water supply, electric facilities, etc. This way rural communities will be developed. Because a few days ago Indian-American economist Mr. Avijit Banerjee said India is a developing country in the world not developed countries due to the increasing poverty rate.

So, I think if urban people and the rural people both have the same facilities our Cities will be fulfilled to developed and if your city will develop or smart our lifestyles will be developed or smart as well as our society. In the near future, this type of developed society will be Developed our country in the world.

Well, I think we really need The Smart Cities.

Thank you.

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Sahil Thakur said: (Mar 13, 2020)  
Hello, my friends. I am very thankful to IndiaBix to let me infer my view on smart cities.

As you all know that smart cities means development of country in some major fields.

According to me, development is not mean only smart livelihood but also growth in education and Heath fields. If we talk about these fields, India comes at the bottom list. So there's an alarming need of growth.

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Shivangi said: (Mar 11, 2020)  
Good morning.

This is Shivangi. As per my point of view, a smart city is a necessity because eventually each and every country is doing its best in making their cities smarter and as a result, India is still behind. Making cities smarter results in employment generation, good facilities which in turn results in making our economy stronger.

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BBC said: (Feb 22, 2020)  
What is the meaning of a smart city? Is it enough to high infrastructure, wide roads, malls, theaters, shopping complexes, free WiFi, etc.? No smart city means there is enough facility for Health, Education, and Transportation. According to me, people need Smart City where they live in a peaceful environment and easily attach with Health, Education and Transportation services.

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Ajay Yadav said: (Feb 18, 2020)  
Hello everyone, A very good morning you to all,

This is Ajay Kumar, today my topic does we really need the smart city, I think in my point of view we need smart cities with smart villages because development will not only take place due to the smart city only but it also depends upon rural or villages areas. A smart city includes a good facility of education, a better health care system, a proper supply of electricity and a good waste treatment system. If all happens to the cities and 50 percent of that to the villages also then development will take place at a fast rate and our country will become a developed country. So, we need to make smart both city as well as rural areas.

Thank you for reading my opinion.

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Anil Sh said: (Jan 20, 2020)  
The urbanisation has been increasing day by day. As a result, the government of India under the prime minister Narendra Modi on 25th Jan 2015 launched "Smart City" project. This project aims at building 100 smart city throughout India.

Smart City is a dream of many people which indicates the development of the country. Smart City will enhance the standard of living of people. It also contributes to the economic growth of our country.

Smart City projects will also help to provide a lot of job opportunities for many people. In India, 80% of people reside in rural and villages.

The government should also focus on rural areas. It should provide all the facilities that are not available in the village-like education, hospital, drainage, water, electricity. Etc.

Finally, I conclude that India really needs smart cities, which will help to make India as a well-developed country.

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Anas said: (Jan 10, 2020)  
Probably no. Because India belongs to those countries where all kind of peoples are lives. The rate of poor people is greater in comparing the rich people. I think if we develop a smart city then we must have to that kind of economy which will easily afford that. So, opinion is we should have to postpone this idea for the future when everyone could be ready for a smart city.

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Niraj Kumar Shaw said: (Jan 8, 2020)  
I think no. Because India is a developing country large number of people have facing lots of problem for daily life like food. Poorness smart cities may be 2nd step. But first, it is necessary to aware the people about it. Teach them properly how to improve thier life which must be help in such situations when their cities became a smart City.

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Sai said: (Jan 6, 2020)  
Smart cities have been a dream of Indian people for many years as they largely contribute to the development of a country. Smart cities planning is very essential as the standard of living of an individual is enhanced. Smart cities development also contributes in terms of economy growth directly or indirectly.

The funds which are released by the government are used for road construction and drainage construction as well this leads to employment generation and also needs are there for machines to carry out the task in effective manner. Well in my opinion there is a need for smart cities in India for the economic growth of our country.

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Aditya Sharma said: (Dec 18, 2019)  
According to my point of view firstly government should be focused in the rural areas because in the rural areas they are facing lots of problem like transportation or electricity after then government also think about the providing the facility like good infrastructure, hospitalization, water, and electricity supply so we need the smart city.

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Jitendra Kumar Muduli said: (Oct 1, 2019)  
According to my opinion, yes sir, wee need smart cities. Because now a days water logging in our cities is a red hot topic in our society. Water logging occurs because of lack of infrastructure and lack of future planning. Due to illegal construction. Government has brought a great idea of smart cities, where ignited mind of our country will think to make our cities smarter.

Now I want to talk about cyclone fani, which has completely destroyed our city, blackout remains 12 days in our city, but in smart cities electricity comes from underground, so by that during natural disaster we will enjoy electricity recklessly.

In smart cities we will get 24*7 internet connectivity across the city. Our people can stay connected with world.

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Nagaswamy said: (Sep 12, 2019)  
Introducing a smart city in India is a great idea but India is still developing country due to the increasing poverty rate, and some cities may face lack of infrastructure and some basic issues before initiating these project government has to focus infrastructure like providing the good drainage system, good water facilities and medical facilities.

A nation with good infrastructure will tend to build good smart cities.

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Prashant Rajawat said: (Aug 21, 2019)  
Good morning to everyone.

Yes, we need smart cities because in this world there are 185 countries I think 95 countries already smart county but how. Because they change our thinking like the USA, China, Russia, England etc these county's people thinking really good they are loyal for our country and if we want smart Indian. We change s lots of think. Firstly we change our mentality after than we change our education system, some politicians, water supply and lots off think we change that's kind of problems we build our smart India and someone says that firstly we change our rural and villages. Villages And rular area allready change day-by-day smart citites is not mean tht we change traficsignales and road and education and all. There are lots off problem in India like employment if we want to make our country smart than we change our think than we definitely became our county smart and develop all so.

Thank you so much for giving this great topic. And thank our pm. Mr. Narendha Modi to stars smart cities.

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Tejeswar Patro said: (Jul 29, 2019)  
In this world, to become a developed country, it should be equipped with well educated people, advanced technologies. A smart city does not only mean it should be advanced in the above sectors but also the people of the city should get a proper, clean environment to live in. So having smart cities does not mean that developing the industries, transportation etc but also improving the envronment of the people, animals. So, I don't think there is harm in having a smart city.

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Sanjeet Kumar Shrivastava said: (Jul 23, 2019)  
According to my opinion, only smart cities can't fulfil all the need of our country so firstly, We should make our ruler area smart because Rural area's people have not the facilities to develop themselves. So I think if cities people and ruler area's people both have equal facilities to develop our country then it plays an important role to develop our country.

Thank you.

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Sanyam said: (Jun 29, 2019)  
Hello friends.

As per my understanding, to have smart cities is important but not the most important aspect in the present day. In developing countries like India, the primary focus shall be on improving the conditions of smaller cities, towns and villages. Metros of India are already having a good enough lifestyle. The government shall focus on improving education and infrastructure in smaller cities and towns. They shall first be devoted to providing all basic amenities like electricity and water throughout the nation. Smart cities can thus be delayed for some time.

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Krishnaprasad said: (Jun 29, 2019)  
The answer is Yes. We need smart cities with a new mission environmental friendly policy and rainwater saving system.

A city becomes smart when there is zero traffic system. If basically, smart city project has resolved all these problems then we need smart cities.

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Sanghmitra Athiya said: (Jun 22, 2019)  
Good evening friends.

The topic of the discussion is do we really need a smart city?

First of all, let's just introduce the topic, what is smart?

Smart implies something good but not as always.

Smart city concept is in terms is beneficial but some times more often is a little bit challenging.

Proper roads. Proper education better economy, all Facilities. Go hand in hand.

But in some areas, it's only on papers, which create a situation of dilemma in people.

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Kavita said: (Jun 22, 2019)  
I think we do need smart cities because smart cities mean that pollution is less and traffic is less and accidents are less and crime is less. So, if want a developed India we need smart cities. Because there is no way to teach a lesson to people when they cross a redlight. When some boys tease a girl these problems can be solved by smart cities.

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NITIKA said: (Jun 6, 2019)  
The motto of the "smart cities" is to make India more developed. But working only for cities does'nt Going make India a developed nation! If the base is not strong automatically the building will be weak. Now here the base is villages in India. In INDIA, 80% of the population lives in rural areas and villages, they don't even have the basic facilities like education, electricity supply, water supply, banks etc. So before jumping on things which are already developing we should more concentrate on the areas which are acutally underdeveloped.



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Rhea said: (Jun 5, 2019)  
I feel Smart city basically focuses on cities and doesn't focus on villages and rural areas where development is needed the most. Urban people can still live without a smart city but for rural people it's difficult to even survive. So, I think India needs to focus on what's the need rather than focusing on serving only one section of the society which doesn't need so much of attention.

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Karan said: (May 18, 2019)  
As far as I think yeah, we need smart cities but firstly we need to make our villages smart.

As well as we know that India is still developing and to become developed we need smart cities and smart projects.

But before making smart cities we have to create new ideas and new technologies. .

We know that India is suffering from unemployment so by the new technologies it gives employment. .

Thank you.

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Piyush said: (May 9, 2019)  
Yeah, we need smart cities. And I strongly feel that India, in a sudden situation could grow much faster and better. I feel that people in Nation are well aware of the facts and figures. And we should always remember that "every big thing starts with a small run". So we need smart Cities for making our country more smarter and a better place to live.

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Akshay said: (Apr 28, 2019)  
Good evening.

I am glad to start a discussion of our group discussion topic from me. Do we really need smart cities? Yes, I heard that India is a developing country since primary school.

So, it is a good step toward a developed country.

Because of smart cities proper planning of zones like residential, industrial so people will live without polluted and silent area. Proper utilization of water and good sewage management.

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ANNU KUMAR said: (Apr 28, 2019)  
Yes, We need a smart city.

First of all, I tell you this mission started by PM Narendra Modi on a 25th June 2015. And 100 city under this mission and developed by a PM.

In this project, 45000 crores rupees under this construction. The first mission Started in GUJRAT in Gandhi Nagar and this decision is very good for every person in India.

Now, this generation smart cities need to help for developing countries, and it's So many problem and corruption in this country.

The smart cities provide 24 hours of good water, electricity, education, good health and hospitality also, etc

You can see that small villages are not getting a Good facility and not good transport they go to one place to another place in a few time.

Increase the use for CNG and electric car for locomotion.

So, I appeal to a government please improve the village area because they are facing many problems in the village.

If you do work hard than our economic and development problem will be decreased automatically day by day.

Thank you.

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Bhanu said: (Apr 12, 2019)  
Yes, we need smart cities as urbanization is increasing day by day and by 2050 70percent of Indian population will be urban so cities have to prepare for such a huge change and by providing good infrastructure drainage system roads electricity supply water supply waste management we are preparing our cities for future.

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Naveena D said: (Mar 30, 2019)  
Good Evening Friends,

According to me, In this generation, smart cities need to help for a developing country. But so many problems and corruption are in the country. So that problems may be solved by that time. We want to accept this problem. And also we need to solve this. But no need to spend time on that much of issues. Peoples are also expected that problems are to be solved.

Thanking you.

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Sumit said: (Mar 18, 2019)  
Yes. We need smart cities as to connect with the modern world as well as to maintain our good ecosystem. Because smart cities play a vital role in the country.

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PANKAJ KUSHWAHA said: (Mar 18, 2019)  
Before the need of smart city, we need to make ourself smart. Then only the smart city will be build automatically. This only possible by a effective education quality.

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Keerthi said: (Mar 12, 2019)  
In my point of view, we need a smart city. The smart city provides good water facilities, transaction and good education. Introducing a smart city in all over India it will come in a developed country. In India has some small villages till they did not have proper hospitality and they haven't a proper road for the transaction. Smart city introduces new technology so it is very useful for people.

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Shrawani Wankhade said: (Mar 12, 2019)  
Of course there is a need for smart cities but moreover that we need to have a smart and effective education. With the development of only smart cities cannot be of great benefit with not so smart people. The education system, our agricultural system the poor section of our society needs to uplift first. My idea about the smart city is not just with the infrastructure and more technology it is a city with people of belonging to the place and responsible towards the future generation also.

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Prajakta said: (Mar 12, 2019)  
We have to convert India from developing nation to developed nation. And I think smart city is very good step for it. As it includes clean environment, Waste manegmement, Water supply people in smart city will live hygenic life. Also it includes development of different facilities like WiFi people can do most of their works very easily using internet.

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Yashwanth Kumar Ranjan said: (Mar 10, 2019)  
Hii everyone,

I feel that creating a Smart City creates innovation and impact to the lives of people in our country. Not only Smart Cities promote technology but also it reduces the use of conventional resources and increase the use of renewable resources. Smart cities also enables accessibility of basic ammeneties and makes life more simpler and easy.

But the major drawback is the lack of technology like IOT in a developing country like India. Implementing and making technology feasible in cities is a major challenge in our country.

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Rekha said: (Mar 9, 2019)  
Hi every one,

Yes, we need smart cities.

First of all, what is a smart city?

There is no universal definition of a smart city but will have below.

A smart city is a city having good core infrastructure and clean environment.

Core infrastructure having below things.

1) water management: clean water supply for all people. And identification of leakages.
2) energy management: reproducing power.
3) waste management: we should have waste management technics.
4) mobility management: we need smart parking and intelligent tragic management.

The above is necessary for every citizen so for improving we must need smart cities.

In addition to the above skill development centeres, wifi enables cities and good public transport will play the main role for smart cities.

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Piyush Tyagi said: (Feb 22, 2019)  
According to me, India does need a number of smart cities in the coming future because of the increasing population of our country. The cities are so overcrowded which thus leads to traffic jams, pollution and moreover road rage. Thus smart cities can help us in providing a different way of living lives with proper infrastructure and basic amenities.

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Gulshan said: (Jan 20, 2019)  
I don't think we need a smart city because Our country is just a developing country not developed. As we know in our country. Many civilised people's are dependent on agricultural and we know where their position is. Not only in agriculture I think many classes they can not get just their requirements. 1st of all government should have to concern about them and try to remove their problems. Because the country will not on the path of success until those backward people will not be developed.

I conclude my point by saying. Only by making smart city our country will not be a developed country.

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Sandeep Student Of MBA said: (Jan 19, 2019)  
Yes, we need smart cities.

Actually day increment in electronic equipment. We have use maximum these things that requirement and according to the electric power of 24 hrs this part of smart cities. As well as we have an education.

Facilities. We do need to keep our city we have need high way. Employment creation, maximum industries MIDC, railway bus stand, airport Citibus stand of area wise.

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Mnk said: (Dec 21, 2018)  
Yes, we really need smart cities.

Smart city means 24 power supply & all things that we buy at our city. But at some places, there is no water facility and 24 hours power supply we have to develop that. Once we develop our villages there would be developed smart City so we need smart cities but not now after 5-6 years.

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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.

Thank you.

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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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