Union urban development minister Venkaiah Naidu held a workshop in Kolkata on 12 September, 2015, to discuss how Smart Cities can be developed in West Bengal.
Citizen engagement strategies and tools
Oulgaret Municipality has thorwn an open invitation to the local people to participate in a week long discussion-cum-consultation programme starting next Monday till 28 September, 2015 in order to draw a detailed plan for the Smart City proposal.
The Union Urban Development Minister Venkaiah Naidu on September 3, 2015, said that a 'Smart City' is what the citizens want their places to be and the city-level plans should be evolved based on extensive consultations with them.
In picture (From left to right) Ashok Srivastava of Asian Development Bank, Barjor Mehta from The World Bank and Pratap Padode, Founder SCC India. This website will fulfill the need for knowledge on smart cities for ULBs, smart cities practitioners, solution providers, urban planners, consultants, architects, builders and so on.
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