Poulami Chakraborty

The author is Group Assistant Editor with BW Businessworld. Her forte remains on Governance and Banking research and reporting. A quick-learner and a great conversationist, Poulami also loves gardening and cooking in her leisure time.

Latest Articles By Poulami Chakraborty

Union Budget 2019 Aims to Boost Infrastructure & Foreign Investment

The NDA led Government's union budget aims to popularise infrastructure and foreign investment, besides adding more power to women.

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Accelerating Start-Ups for a Greater Tomorrow

As the fastest growing economy, India provides significant challenges across industries and society, which emerge as opportunities that start-ups today identify and fulfil. The variety of use-cases which these opportunities offer help start-ups develop robust solutions iteratively with the option to adapt to any global economy. In an interaction with Poulami Chakraborty of BW SmartCitiesWorld, Avnish Sabhrawal, Managing Director, Accenture Ventures and Open Innovation reveals, how the combining effects of new technologies is causing a major disruption of start-up industry. Excerpts below:

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ESDS, Leveraging Cloud Technology For Banks, Start-Ups

“We should also expect the mass integration of IoT devices and Machine Learning technologies. At present, the Next Generation Technologies are not making as big impact in the Government to Consumers arena as we are still on the rudimentary stage. However, we should be expecting a great change as more and more players are entering the Indian market in multiple business verticals, and this will promote rapid expansion and up gradation of technologies”, asserted an optimistic Piyush Somani, CEO and CMD ESDS Software Pvt. Ltd. in conversation with Poulami Chakraborty. Excerpts below:

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Leveraging Connectivity in the City of Nawabs, the Metro Way

Lucknow Metro Rail Corporation has been prioritizing the inclusiveness of its people involved across the level to have bagged Silver Award from the International Royal Society for The Prevention Of Accidents (RoSPA) for Phase I (North-South Corridor), says Keshav Kumar, Managing Director, Lucknow Metro Rail Corporation. Read on to know more about LMRC’s strategic approach in mastering the holistic development of Smart Cities, the Metro way. Poulami Chakraborty of BW SmartCities World writes:

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Setting Cities Smart and Sustainable on Digital Platform

While industry stakeholders have been playing a pivotal role in rolling out India’s top-most smart and sustainable cities, many of them are banking on digital platform and its mechanism to create the most efficient and inclusive cities. In a conversation with Poulami Chakraborty of BW SmartCities World, Gautam Balakrishnan, Vice President, Smart Cities Business, Tata Projects Limited emphasizes: “The approach of the government to bring cities on digital platforms is perfect. as cities grow in size, population and challenges - there is a need to bring all the command and control including disaster management and emergency response under one umbrella. This initiative is to be lauded and supported but taking too long to rollout. “ Excerpts below

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Goa Embraces India’s First Electric Vehicle Tourism

As Goa embraces India's first Electric Vehicle Initiatives, the tourism sector in the state witnesses a surge. Samarth Kholkar, CEO and Co-founder, explains the idea behind the initiative.

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Karnataka Making Imprints in the Nation’s Mission for Clean City

The Urban Development department of the state has strategized plans to monitor this regions minutely to cut the menace of littering, banning plastic usage and waste management, based on which and several others, Karnataka has improved drastically in Swachha Sarvekshan ranking by Government of India. Elaborating further, Anjum Parvez, Principal Secretary, Urban Development Department, Government of Karnataka states: “Cleanliness is much more than a mission. It’s more of a mind-set that we had to inculcate within our citizens, who themselves reject using plastic bags and promote other several mandates that the state government department owns and adopt. Poulami Chakraborty of BW SmartCities World writes excerpts:

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Bhubaneshwar leveraging Digital Platform to ensure Inclusive Sustainable Cities

The city ranked 13th in the Global Smart Cities envisaging unique parameters like child-friendliness and inclusiveness of all ULB’s in its territory. “The Bhubaneswar’s Smart City Proposal mainly revolves around people of Bhubaneswar and not just focuses on the physical (infra) development of the city. We believe this is a key differentiator from rest of the cities, that we keep people at the center of the development and build the projects that are most essential to the people”, says Vineel Krishna, CEO, Bhubaneshwar Smart Cities Limited in conversation with Poulami Chakraborty of BW SmartCities World.

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'Integrated Development' For Cities Makes Them Liveable and Smart

The Mission is proving to be a game-changer with regards to not only directly improving citizens’ life, but also contributing to transforming the country into a digitally empowered society and a knowledge economy. It is setting a template for future development, establishing new institutions, concepts and developing institutional and professional capacity to make Indian cities cater to citizens needs in the best possible way. In a tete-e-tete with Poulami Chakraborty of BW Businessworld, Kunal Kumar, Joint Secretary and Mission Director Smart Cities Mission, Ministry of Housing and Urban Development, Government of India, asserted how the smart cities mission is impacting citizens life directly, for the better. Excerpts below:

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