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The Evaluation Commission for the International Olympics Committee (IOC) has just returned from two of the world's cultural capitals, Los Angeles and Paris, with the 2024 Olympic Games in mind. One of...
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The report says that the daily waste produced on the streets of India's towns and cities is enough to fill eight Olympic-sized swimming pools.
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Come monsoons and the newspapers are full of articles on poor urban infrastructure and services. The rains bring along flooding of streets, reflecting the poor drainage network in even metropolitan ci...
If executed properly, the Smart Cities Mission can be a game-changer, attracting not only huge investments in infrastructural projects but also creating millions of jobs in both the service and manufacturing sectors. However, there is a wide gap between vision and action. India's past record of implementing projects is dismal, with impediments in the form of bureaucratic and legal tangles.