Kota is all set to host Elets’ 22nd Smart City Summit tomorrow. The two-day summit will be inaugurated by Om Birla, Member of Parliament, Kota; Mahesh Vijay, Mayor, Kota and R K Mehta, Chairman, Urban Improvement Trust, Kota.
The ongoing series of summits is a celebration of the spirit of Smart Cities Mission initiated by the Narendra Modi government.
Rajasthan, the State widely identified as a land of deserts and camels, rich traditions and folklores, is set to be known for its Smart Cities soon. Its four cities – Kota, Jaipur, Udaipur, and Ajmer — have been selected under the Smart Cities Mission.
Kota, one of these cities of Rajasthan is drawing a lot of attention for the way it is undergoing a major transformation. The latest issue of egov magazine has attempted to unravel the thought, the approach and the methodologies engaged in its emergence as a Smart City.
A glimpse of the vision will be provided by Shrichand Kriplani, Minister for Urban Development and Housing and Local Self Government, who will grace the summit on the second day.
From Kota, Rohit Gupta, Collector and District Magistrate, Dr Vikram Jindal, Commissioner, Kota Municipal Corporation and Kota Smart City Limited will also be part of the summit.
Dr Manjit Singh, Principal Secretary, Local Self Government and State Mission Director, Smart Cities Mission and AMRUT; Subir Kumar, Divisional Commissioner, Bharatpur, Rajasthan; Navin Jain, Mission Director, National Health Mission & Secretary, Family Welfare Department, Government of Rajasthan; Ashutosh A T Pednekar, Commissioner, College Education and Special Secretary, Higher Education Department; will share their views on different aspects of Smart Cities.
Shaida Mohammad Abdali, Ambassador of Afghanistan to India, will also participate in the Kota Smart City Summit.
The conference will host several panel discussions and industry presentations on significant elements of a Smart City project which will include Role of IoT and IoET in implementing Smart Governance in Smart Cities, Swachh Bharat Mission, Waste Management and Safe and hassle-free transportation. Smart Healthcare and Smart Education are the other two elements which will be discussed in detail at the conference.
The objective of the conference is to bring experts from government and private companies together and create a platform to deliberate on the best practices in Smart Cities across the country.