Jabalpur formerly Jubbulpore is a tier 2 city in the state of Madhya Pradesh, India. It is a major education hub in India. It is generally accepted that the game of Snooker originated in Jabalpur. The city is known for its beautiful marble rocks on the river Narmada at Bhedaghat.
Smart Cities As Sustainable Cities: A Visual Essay
The concept of Smart city was coined towards the end of the 20 th century when the world was just stepping into a digital era; an era of advancement. Since then, this vision has been gaining popularity by leaps and bounds among the governments of the world who aim to make their cities smart as well as green to achieve sustainable development. Smart cities are characterized by numerous features but according to me what is most important is a progressive mindset, irrespective of any bias or prejudice. Only when we broaden our horizons to accommodate all faiths and views around us so as to articulate a peaceful environment, the city will itself become smart in no time as people become more focused and happy in a stress-free and violence-free environment. Happiness index of the city also tends to rise when people become tolerant due to increase in personal satisfaction. Smart cities require smart planning to get started with.
The essay was asked in SSC exam and in 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12 class. Smart City mission, is an urban renewal and retrofitting program by the government of India. On 25th June , Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched this mission with an objective to develop cities across the country having core infrastructure, harnessing technology and a clean and sustainable environment.
The Indian government has envisioned setting up hundred smart cities across the nation. The smart city should aim to provide basic infrastructure, sustainable and clean environment, quality of life, etc. The growing prosperity India has been witnessing is coupled with the emergence in the need and importance of traffic management and road accidents.