eINDIA 2015 – Durga Shankar Mishra, Additional Secretary, Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India

Durga Shankar Mishra, Additional Secretary, Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India

Living Smart

Most of us think that a smart city means IT and other smart solutions, where smart city is a citizen-centric pro- gramme. It’s a mission for the citizens and not for IT. It is meant to improve the living standards of the citizens in order to provide them a decent living.

The way urban India is progressing, it is expected that we will mostly likely become all-urban after 2051. Currently, 63 per cent of the GDP comes from the urban India, which will reach 80-85 per cent.