Competitive Smart Cities in Rajasthan

The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) works to create and sustain an environment conducive to the development of India, partnering industry, Government, and civil society, through advisory and consultative processes. CII is a non-government, not-for-profit, industry-led and industry-managed organization, playing a proactive role in India’s development process.

National Institute of Urban Affairs (NIUA) was the knowledge partner for 6th Infra Conclave Rajasthan on ‘Smart and Green Livable Cities’ organized by CII in partnership with the Department of Urban Development and Housing Department, Government of Rajasthan on 29 July, 2015 at Jaipur.

A.N.Nanda Kishore co-authored a report titled “Competitive Smart Cities in Rajasthan” released against the backdrop of this event. The CII-NIUA report points out that smart cities must have smart citizens, and this requires awareness creation and engagement in a sustained manner.  Studying of data on some of the most important cities and towns is a first step, and an attempt has been made to capture their unique identity. This study covers the profiles of ten cities and towns in Rajasthan with an intent to reveal some of the factors that should guide the thinking on smart cities. Further, some models for development which includes sections on Smart City Planning; Citizen and Stakeholder Consultations and Guidance Notes are presented.

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