Top 10 smart-to-be cities

Down to Earth - - URBANISATION -

Ranks 3rd in World Bank's "Ease of Do­ing Busi­ness" sur­vey; only Tier-II city to host In­dia's top five In­for­ma­tion Tech­nol­ogy multi­na­tional com­pa­nies

With 811 col­leges, it is re­garded as The Ox­ford of the East. It is the coun­try's se­cond big­gest soft­ware hub and among top- five for­eign di­rect in­vest­ment des­ti­na­tions; 97 per cent pop­u­la­tion is cov­ered by sewage sys­tem

Ranks 10th among best In­dian cities to live in and is the world's largest cen­tre for gem stone cut­ting and pol­ish­ing; all the house­holds re­ceive power sup­ply

Con­sid­ered eco­nomic cap­i­tal of Gu­jarat, the city main­tains 12-13 per cent GDP growth and has zero per cent un­em­ploy­ment

Has strong port in­fra­struc­ture with a mod­ern trans­ship­ment ter­mi­nal at Val­larpadam; is emerg­ing as key re­gional trade hub; has around 10 IT-based spe­cial eco­nomic zones; and high lev­els of lit­er­acy

Faces zero power cut, al­most zero open defe­ca­tion. 100 per cent cov­er­age of solid waste col­lec­tion and man­age­ment; and 86 per cent wa­ter sup­ply net­work cov­er­age

To­tal in­stalled ca­pac­ity of all sources of wa­ter sup­ply ex­ceeds de­mand; 85 per cent solid waste col­lec­tion ef­fi­ciency; round-the-clock elec­tric­ity sup­ply

A ma­jor port in the Bay of Ben­gal; 85 per cent of the pop­u­la­tion has treated wa­ter sup­ply; all house­holds re­ceive round-the-clock power sup­ply; all streets have LED light­ing

An in­dus­trial area, which is leader in man­u­fac­tur­ing tow­els and bed sheets; city's en­ergy de­mand of 135 MW is com­pletely met by the dis­tri­bu­tion com­pany; and 85 per cent of the solid waste gen­er­ated is col­lected

It is known as the "Ox­ford of Kar­nataka". It has a sound health­care sys­tem and 60 per cent of the to­tal solid waste gen­er­ated is col­lected

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