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Contouring Aurangabad for Urban Make-Over

“The city has a functional wet waste processing plant and a biomethanation plant is being commissioned shortly. Work of 30 key roads of the city is ongoing, and another 25 is on the anvil. A new water-supply scheme that will comprehensively address the water situation has been approved. Nearly 80 city buses are running and more are being added to the fleet. All this has resulted in a positive environment in the city that should indirectly result in more jobs in days to come. The projects have also had a positive impact on tourism”, asserted an energetic Nipun Vinayak, Commissioner Aurangabad Municipal Corporation and CEO, Aurangabad Smart City Development Corporation Limited in conversation with Poulami Chakraborty of BW SmartCities World. Excerpts below:

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Maneuvering Environmental Challenges with Tech-Based Solutions, Policies

“TERI is a not-for-profit research institute that focuses on all the aspects of environment, energy, and waste management as well as their linkage to climate change, health and sustainable development. The Institute is also working to develop and implement technology solutions, emerging from national policies, to address the adverse impact energy use and waste management on the environment”, shared Dr. Suneel Pandey, Director, Environment and Waste Management Division, TERI (The Energy and Resources Institute) with Poulami Chakraborty of BW Businessworld. Excerpts below

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“India probably needs 900GW of total power generation capacity by 2025 to really fulfil all its energy needs it has today.”

Smart solutions for smart cities inevitably means clean and green energy and the shift towards it needs to be understood and implemented well. With urban hubs set to decide the future, forward-thinking smart cities are looking to redefine their energy mix and distribution systems. Thrusting upon it, Dalip Sharma, Managing Director, Delta Electronics India talks to Manali Jaggi of BW SmartCities about smart and emerging energy concepts and their role in ensuring cleaner and leaner cities of tomorrow. Edited Excerpts:-

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“IoT, ML and AI are the key technology drivers that can help achieve India's dream of becoming fully digital.”

The Internet of Things (IoT), a key driver of smart cities is championing the unison of machines/things, people, volumes of data and processes worldwide in order to build cities that are efficient, economically viable and people friendly. WebNMS IoT, a division of Zoho Corporation is one such integrated IoT platform with multiple capabilities that cover energy management, remote site monitoring and vehicle tracking. In an interview with Manali Jaggi of BW SmartCities, Karen Ravindranath, Program Head- WebNMS IOT talks about what the cities of today need in terms of systems and bringing about a connected digital transformation through IoT implementations.

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“Nestlé India shares the ambition that no plastic waste should end up discarded in the environment.”

Climate change is a big concern of 21st century and citizens, businesses as well as governments alike have begun to understand their responsibility towards mother earth. FMCG firm Nestlé India pledges its commitment towards environmentally sustainable business practices through all stages of production. In an exclusive interview with Manali Jaggi of BW Smart Cities, Sanjay Kajuria, Senior Vice-President- Corporate Affairs, Nestlé India talks about the company’s allegiance towards finding improved solutions to reduce, recycle and recover that paves the way to a healthier environment. Edited excerpts:

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"Smart Cities are not built overnight. We are in for the long haul."

After putting Pune as a model city on the forefront of the Government’s Smart City Mission, Kunal Kumar has embarked on the new role of Mission Director, Smart Cities, Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, Government of India and is sparing no effort in making the mission a successful one. In an exclusive interview with Manish Arora of BW Smart Cities, Kumar talks about how the humble beginning has been made, the fundamental challenges and the role of technology in making the lives of citizens easy. Excerpts from the interview:-

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Decentralization: An answer to Gurugram’s waste management woes

Greater efforts need to be channelized in the direction of crafting innovative communication campaigns educating the public about the benefits of a decentralized system which will go a long way in inducing a behavioral change among them and eliciting their cooperation for making Gurugram a clean and sustainable city.

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ASWACCHA BHARAT TO A SWACCHA BHARAT

I am stressing on the need to inculcate a sense of cleanliness all around in the minds of school children as they hold the key to the future. A future transforming Aswaccha Bharat into A Swaccha Bharat.

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Patnaik Inaugurates Bhubaneswar Operations Centre, Biggest Amongst All Cities In India

Launches first of its kind centralized operations centre in Bhubaneswar with an investment of around Rs. 75 Crore, the biggest amongst all cities across India. Honeywell to provide and implement technology solutions to aid its smart city and surveillance goals.

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Partnering for Smart Future

Headed for smart city mission, the public-private partnership (PPP) is critical among the possible business models. A successful PPP model needs a close coordination between state Governments, civic bodies and the private players.

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