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Third Smart Cities India 2017 Expo Begins In Delhi

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The Third Installment of the Smart Cities India Expo began in the national capital at Pragati Maidan on Wednesday (May 10).

The Government of Taiwan has put on display 86 products in the fields of smart information and communication technology, smart healthcare, internet of things (IoT) solutions, smart-life devices industries.

Taiwan Excellence represents the innovative and technological image of Taiwan’s most competitive industries.

It has partnered with world-class brands to offer smart ICT, smart healthcare products, Internet of Things solutions and smart-life devices, a statement from Taiwan External Trade Development Council said.

Taiwan also has an integrated e-gate system or electronic immigration channel system solution, trial operations for which began in 2012 at major airports in Taiwan.

Due to the system, the average time needed to clear immigration is 12 seconds, representing a massive improvement and greatly enhancing the efficiency of personnel allocation.

It also has advance system of garbage recycling, paper manufacturing from concrete and better environment system.

The Government Initiatives for Smart Cities:

The government, on it’s part, plans to build 60 million homes – 40 million in rural areas, and 20 million in urban areas under the “Housing for All” by 2022.

Increase of forest cover; better monitoring and controlling of industrial pollution; 2000 environmental approvals were granted in two years for unlocking an investment of Rs 10 lakh crore with a potential of generating 10 lakh jobs

It is estimated that India will invest INR 550 billion (US$ 8.8 billion) in the private security industry by 2016

Government has approved the National Smart Grid Mission (NSGM) an institutional mechanism for planning, monitoring and implementation of policies and programs related to smart grid activities.

The total outlay for NSGM activities for 12th Plan is Rs 980 crore with a budgetary support of Rs 338 crore

About 400 million people in India lack access to electricity: the government has promised electricity for every household by 2019.

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