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3) “Smart Cities are the incubators of the New Urban India” . Evaluate(250 words)

Topic-urbanization, their problems and their remedies.

3) “Smart Cities are the incubators of the New Urban India” . Evaluate(250 words)



Why this question:

The article provides for an assessment of Multi -Pronged Approach to Urban Transformation in India.

Key demand of the question:

The answer must evaluate the significance of Smart Cities in the development of new urban India. Smart cities are virtue with efficient use of resources; cooperative and competitive federalism; integration, innovation and sustainability; technology and inclusiveness.

Directive word:

Evaluate – When you are asked to evaluate, you have to pass a sound judgement about the truth of the given statement in the question or the topic based on evidences.  You have to appraise the worth of the statement in question. There is scope for forming a personal opinion here.

Structure of the answer:


Begin with what are smart cities, the critical components such as livability, economic ability and sustainability.


Discuss the following :

  • How  smart cities help achieve the objective of promoting cities that provide core infrastructure and give a decent quality of life to its citizens, a clean and sustainable environment and application of ‘Smart’ Solutions”.
  • Discuss the concept of New urban India, link it to the development of Smart cities.
  • what needs to be done to overcome the present challenges.


Conclude with optimism, that smart cities are stepping stones to New urban India, they would aid to achieve sustainable growth, make cities more livable & safer with clean air, adequate infrastructure, reliable utilities & opportunities for learning .