Posts Tagged Smart Cities
Mechanisation of the order of advanced industrialised cities may not be necessary. Climate change, pollution and life style diseases have already spurred thoughtful people to move to virgin lands not polluted by noise, poor quality air, contaminated water, internet, TV, newspapers. Wasn’t that being offered by the villages? If means of livelihood are made available, people would like to live in villages. It is possible to do so as there is enough work for every hand as there is enough food for every stomach.
While the anti-corruption agitation connected Arvind Kejriwal to the middle class, the focus on urban poverty connected him to the urban poor Delhi residents. There lies the mystery of the “scary” victory of AAP in Delhi assembly elections. It contains a hidden message for Prime Minister Narendra Modi to think of “smart villages” before you devote all your energies on setting up or developing 100 smart cities. You need smart villages to sustain smart cities.