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Digital India & Smart cities

Presented by:Pankaj Madaan

Roll No- 122/2013

Flow of Presentation
Smart Cities

Digital India



Meaning of Smart City


Conceptual Framework of Smart 9 pillars of Digital India

Need for Smart Cities

Impact of Digital India by 2019

Need for Smart Cities (Indian Challenges

Indias Vision for Smart Cities

Smart Cities


The concept of smart cities originated at the time
when the entire world was facing one of the worst
economic crisis.

In 2008, IBM began work on a 'smarter cities'

concept as part of its Smarter Planet initiative by
2009 it had captivated many nations.
Countries like South Korea, UAE and China began to
invest heavily into their research and formation.

Meaning of Smart City

The UK Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS)
considers smart cities a process rather than a static outcome,
in which increased citizen engagement, hard infrastructure,
social capital and digital technologies make cities more livable,
resilient and better able to respond to challenges.
The British Standards Institute (BSI) defines the term as the
effective integration of physical, digital and human systems in
the built environment to deliver sustainable, prosperous and
inclusive future for its citizens.

Meaning of Smart City (cont.)

Data-driven definitions
IBM defines a smart city as one that makes optimal use of all
the interconnected information available today to better
understand and control its operations and optimize the use of
limited resources.
Cisco defines smart cities as those who adopt scalable
solutions that take advantage of information and
communications technology (ICT) to increase efficiencies,
reduce costs, and enhance quality of life.

Conceptual Framework of Smart City

Source: World Smart City Forum 2011

Need for Smart Cities





Need for Smart Cities (Indian Context)

India has 3 cities in top 50 densely populated cities in world
with Chennai (Rank 12), Delhi (Rank 14) and Mumbai (Rank 31).
Smart cities will
De-congest and will stop huge migration to these cities.
Will save energy, water, oil consumption.
Will provide cleaner environment, e-governance & will improve
quality of life of people.

Indias Vision for Smart Cities

PM Narendra Modi announced India will build 100
smart cities to de-congest metro cities.
Finance minster announced Rs 7,600 cr to build 100
smart cities.
Singapore & France has offered help to build some of
the smart cities.
India signed MoU with Japan to turn Varanasi into a
smart city on the model of Kyoto.
US has also offered help to build three Smart Cities in

Concerns about data privacy, security and value
Data needed for initiatives such as open data
platforms and the integration of health services is not
always accessible.
Increasing citizen take up and participation is difficult
This is due to some people having limited access to broadband
or not having the skills and confidence to use the internet
especially in low income communities and among older people.

Land Acquisition Act 2013

Introduction of Land Acquisition Act 2013 which asks
acquirer to pay 4 times of market value of land and
also to provide employment opportunity to displaced


Envisaged by Department of Electronics and Information Technology
Digital India programme was launched to transform India into digital
empowered society and knowledge economy.

The programme will be implemented in phases from the current year

till 2018.

It will ensure that Government services are available to citizens


It would also bring in public accountability through mandated delivery

of governments services electronically.
Unique ID and e-Pramaan based on authentic and standard based
interoperable and integrated government applications and data basis.

Digital Infrastructure as a Utility to Every Citizen
Governance & Services on Demand
Digital Empowerment of Citizens

9 Pillars of Digital India

Electronics Manufacturing

4. E-Governance

7. Electronics
Manufacturing Target

1. Broadband

Reforming government
through Technology

2. Universal Access to

5. eKranti Electronic
delivery of services

8. IT for Jobs

3. Public Internet
Access Programme

6. Information for All

9. Early Harvest

NET ZERO Imports

Impact of Digital India by

Broadband in 2.5 lakh villages, universal phone
Net Zero Imports by 2020
400,000 Public Internet Access Points
Wi-fi in 2.5 lakh schools, all universities; Public wi-fi
hotspots for citizens
Job creation: Direct 1.7 Cr. and Indirect at least 8.5 Cr.
e-Governance & eServices: Across government
India to be leader in IT use in services health,
education, banking
Digitally empowered citizens public cloud, internet


Program on this scale never conceived

Each Pillar/program has own challenges
Human Resource Issues
NIC - not equipped for a fraction of this
task (obsolesce) - needs revamping &
Financial Resource Issues
Some others are process improvements or
better utilization of resources

How UT Starcom can help??

Telecommunication is the backbone for both Smart
Cities as well as Digital India, with wide variety of
products provided by UT Starcom can help achieving
Provide the optimum architecture for the complete
network infrastructure covering transmission.

Provide service platforms to deliver VAS including

high speed broadband, VoIP, videoconferencing,
IPTV, VoD and corporate site connectivity.