India’s National Smart City Mission: Analysis of Project Dimensions Including Sources of Funding

  • Bernhard Moik University of Applied Sciences FH Joanneum, Alte Poststraße 149, 8020 Graz, Austria
  • Prof. Dr. Vito Bobek University of Applied Sciences FH Joanneum, Alte Poststraße 149, 8020 Graz, Austria
  • Assoc. Prof. Dr. Tatjana Horvat University of Primorska, Faculty of Management, Cankarjeva 5, p.p. 761, 6101 Koper, Slovenia
Keywords: emerging markets, India, smart city, smart solutions, sustainable development

Abstract

The term smart city is defined, and based on India's National Smart City Mission, it is explained what an emerging country can do to start making its cities smarter. Thereby the goals and the program's implementation are analyzed, how it works, and how cities can participate. Moreover, Bhubaneswar and Pune are investigated regarding their smart city plans, goals, and first outcomes. Furthermore, challenges the program faced until now are mentioned and learnings for other emerging market cities on what went well in India and on what does not yet work out that well in the program.

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Published
2021-06-30
How to Cite
Moik, B., Bobek, V. and Horvat, T. (2021) “India’s National Smart City Mission: Analysis of Project Dimensions Including Sources of Funding”, Mednarodno inovativno poslovanje = Journal of Innovative Business and Management, 13(1), pp. 50-59. doi: 10.32015/JIBM/2021.13.1.50-59.
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