Open Source Consortium for Smart Cities India
By 2030, approximately 600 million Indians will be living in cities. Indian cities are burdened with increasing demand for energy, water & housing, pollution & traffic issues, infrastructure & resource constraints. These existing challenges coupled with massive urbanization will put tremendous pressure on cities’ existing resources.
Therefore, under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the government has announced a flagship program, ‘Smart Cities’. It aims to address challenges associated with India’s rapid growth and massive urbanization in coming years. As part of the program, the government has decided to develop 100 Smart Cities by 2024.