Bilkul News, Gandhinagar, Jan 2: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has desired to build 100 Smart Cities in the country to fulfill the dream of modern and effective urban planning in the nation. To fulfill this vision, Gujarat has decided to provide the best contribution. The Finance Minister of Gujarat Saurabh Patel said that Gujarat has started to develop the first Smart City of India in Dholera under the powerful leadership of Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel to fulfill the vision of Prime Minister to develop 100 smart cities in the nation. Not only that; but all the experts from the world would discuss in a seminar on “Smart City for Next Generation” in the forthcoming Vibrant Gujarat Summit.
As partner countries, Canada, Sweden and Netherlands will contribute in this programme. And along with UN Habitat, the All India Institute of Local Self Government, Canada-India Business Exchange, Good Governance Foundation, Indo-Canadian Business Chamber and ICICI would be the partner organizations. Mostly Dr. Kulwant Singh (Chairman and In-charge of UN Habitat World Urban Campaign), Flaming Borescove (President of International Faderation for Housing and Planning – Denmark), Ruger D’bruine (CEO of Nexnowoos – Netherlands) and Stephen C Betty (Global Head - Infrastructure of KPMG America-Canada) would be the premier speakers in this seminar. The intention behind this programme is to adopt best approach towards urban planning and management; through it India could move forward towards modern and effective city planning. Patel said that urbanization and population of India is continuously increasing. It is important to make consistence solution for making urban planning more effective and the requirements of all citizens.
Patel said that comparison with other states of India the level of urbanization in Gujarat is so high today and Gujarat is ready to be a leader to solve the challenges in this field and as a part of it, the development of the First Smart City in India has been started in Dholera. Along with the Union Ministers and Senior Officials from Government of India, the representatives from 300 cities of India, Government Secretaries, Mayors and Municipal Commissioners, Local Urban Organizations and Development Authorities, Housing and City Infrastructure Development Agencies, National and International leaders and others are expected to be present in this programme.