O P Agrawal

CEO-WRI India.

Capacity Building for Smart Cities

The Government has taken up a mega-programme for developing 100 Smart Cities and also rejuvenating and transforming 500 cities in the country. An amount of R98000 crores (approx $16 billion) has been earmarked for this programme over the next five years. The State Governments are expected to contribute a matching amount. A large programme of this nature has been necessitated …

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Financing Smart Cities

India’s urban population is currently around 377 million and is projected to reach about 820 million by 2050. Though urban India constitutes only about 31% of the country’s total population, it contributes over 60% of its GDP and is projected to account for nearly 75% of the GDP in the next 15 years. This is in line with the experience …

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