Friday, 30 March, 2018 SURFACES REPORTER |
Amitabh Kant, CEO of NITI Aayog (National Institution for Transforming India) says that they are planning to turn 100 cities of the nation into Smart Cities.
Amitabh Kant, CEO of Niti Aayog attended the recently-held, two-day Innovation Summit 2018 organized by Energy management giant, Schneider Electric, in New Delhi. Kant who was invited to address the plenary session of the summit, summoned the conference saying the country is poised for paradigm shifts with huge disruptions in physical infrastructure.
Adding to his statement he said: “We are creating 100 smart cities with another 50 cities which will be connected by metro and a few connected with bullet trains. The government is converging physical infrastructure with biometric-based digital infrastructure to improve human lives with uninterrupted water and electricity supplies, efficient public transportation, quality education and healthcare services.”
Schneider Electric hosted its first Innovation Summit in India which brought together customers, policy makers and industry leaders under the same roof. Leaders shared critical insights on how automation and digitisation are helping to manage energy with disruptive technology tools leading to efficiency in business. The summit also reiterated Schneider Electric’s commitment to a sustainability agenda and complete alignment with the Indian government’s long-term goal of bringing down carbon footprint.