Connect with us


Venkaiah to inaugurate Ficci Smart Cities meet tomorrow


The Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (Ficci) is organising a two-day summit, ‘100 Smart Cities: Mission Transform Nation’, beginning Thursday, at FICCI Federation House, New Delhi. Union Minister of Housing and Urban Development M Venkaiah Naidu is slated to inaugurate the event.

The summit is a Ficci initiative to support the gigantic business interests generated by the Smart Cities initiative of the Government. The federation aims to provide a platform to discuss the progress of the mission, approach and plans adopted by states, cities and urban local bodies, implementation challenges, business opportunities for smart technology solutions, case studies of international smart city projects and experiences and expert views of Indian and foreign urban sector professionals towards building smart cities.

Some of the eminent speakers at the summit will include Dr. Nandita Chatterjee, Secretary, Ministry of Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation,  Adarsh Shastri, Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Information & Technology, Subhash Chandra, Chairman, Essel Group, Kunal Kumar, Municipal Commissioner, Pune Municipal Corporation, Jungik Kim, GM, Korea Land and Housing (LH) Corporation, Leighton Phillips, V-P,  Intel Solutions Group, Asia-Pacific-Japan and Purushottam Kaushik, Managing Director, Cisco.

Jyotsna Suri, President, Ficci, said the summit aims to deliberate on the roadmap for cities and how industry could play a significant role in the Smart City development mission. Pradeep Puri, Chairman, Ficci Urban Infrastructure & Smart Cities Committee, said Ficci is engaging with various Indian cities to advise on appropriate governance, implementation frameworks and financing options.

Latest News

News9 hours ago

UP Real Estate Appellate Tribunal’s “Online Justice Delivery System” awarded for Innovative Technology for Smart Governance by Computer Society of India

U.P. Real Estate Appellate Tribunal’s “Online Justice Delivery System” has been awarded for Innovative Technology for Smart Governance and selected...

News1 day ago

52% NRIs see Indian commercial properties emerging as a new asset class

The Indian real estate segment demonstrates an upward trajectory with the projection to exhibit a growth rate of 9.2% CAGR...

Guest Column1 day ago

Welspun Gp acquires Sintex BAPL

Mumbai, March 30, 2023: Welspun Group has acquired the plastic industry market leader, Sintex.  Sintex’s auto business already has a...

New Launches1 day ago

Naiknavare Developers launches Avasa, new vertical of structured plots; commences e-commerce platform designed for plotting

Pune, March 30, 2023: Naiknavare Developers, renowned for its well-thought-out community-centric residential and commercial projects in Pune, Mumbai, and Goa, today announced it...

News1 day ago

Residential demand up 14.2%, supply grew 1.9% YoY: Magicbricks PropIndex Report, Jan-Mar’23

New Delhi/Noida, March 30, 2023: Continuing on the path of resilience and overall growth, India’s residential demand increased 14.2% and...

News1 day ago

Mahindra Life transacts with Alliance Gp for 9.24 acres at Mahindra World City, Chennai

New Delhi, March 29, 2023: Mahindra Lifespace Developers Ltd. (MLDL), the real estate and infrastructure development business of the Mahindra...