My personal experiences living in India were not something I cherished . The crowded streets , the complete havoc and disorganization …. It made me , a bit queasys and claustrophobic to be honest . But in a way I started to understand the dynamics of a city .
As India’s population continues to grow , more citizens continue to think that rural environments aren’t meant for them and move into the hustle and bustle of cities . It isn’t their fault really , they want to make a quick buck , and cities seem to house the big dreams they they have . As a result of this the population of the city is growing alarmingly .Experts predict that about 25-30 people migrate every minute to major Indian cities from rural areas in search of better livelihood and better lifestyles.It is estimated that by the year 2050, the number of people living in Indian cities will touch 843 million.
This sort of massive can be poisonous to our nation.To accommodate this massive urbanization, India needs to find smarter ways to manage complexities, reduce expenses, increase efficiency and improve the quality of life. Smart cities are solution for the all the major problems related to urbanization and population explosion in our country . A proper methodical strategies can help build our cities into much more better and habitual environments to live in .
The first step is good governance . Investments of about USD 1.2 trillion will be required over the next 20 years across areas like transportation, energy and public security to build smart cities in India. But despite this long term and heavy investment , it’ll lead to a much more organised nation .
It is also imperative that a consolidated effort and proper steps are taken to keep a clean and healthy environment , such as investment waste water management and sanitation. It is said that About 67 per cent of the rural population continues to defecate in the open, and India accounts for about 50 per cent of the world’s open. These are one of the many challenges that environmentalists and the government is facing .
Implementing smart IT and communications is also very important for this goal to be achieved . Under the flagship “Safe City” project, the Union Ministry proposes USD 333 million to make
seven big cities (Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Ahmadabad Bangalore and Hyderabad) to focus on technological advancement rather than manpower. This is a great step for the greener development of the nation . Who knows …. In a couple of years , my personal experiences with India would be brilliant , in a beautiful nation that not only is diverse but also an organised , beautiful , and a cleaner , greener country .