Priti Patel visits India on ‘smart cities mission’


International development secretary Priti Patel offered support and expertise from the UK government to Madhya Pradesh, primarily for the proposed smart cities. The “smart cities mission”, launched by Indian prime minister Narendra Modi last year, will set out to transform urban regions to highly advanced in terms of overall infrastructure, sustain able real estate and communications. Information technology will be integral in a city’s infrastructure and the basis for providing essential services to residents. A number of technological platforms will be involved, including but not limited to automated sensor networks and data centres. Patel made the offer during a three-day…

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