Malda to set maiden national example for primary solid waste management and rural water supply

District administrations with the help of UNICEF (United Nations Children's Fund) and other state government departments are going to launch primary solid waste management and water supply management at the rural areas of the district which in all probability would be the first such initiative in the country. Sharad Dwivedi,

How the “headquarters of malnourishment” is turning into a smart village in India

In a way, Mahatma Gandhi conceptualized smart villages.  A champion of participatory democracy and grassroots development, he believed making villages self-contained and sustainable was the first step towards empowering India. Contrary to popular belief, he wasn’t against industrialization, markets, and competition as long as they did not lead to the passive

Hypercat alliance for smart cities

Australia looks like throwing its lot in with the UK-originated Hypercat Alliance as a technology standard for the Internet of Things to support the development of smart cities. Hypercat is both an alliance – it has more than 1,000 industry members – and a standard that enables free communication of data

Chansad soon to become Smart Village

Chansad, the village where late Pramukh Swami Maharaj was born, is set to become a Smart Village. The village had made the cut for the status due to its good civic amenities during a survey done over the last six months. The village will soon have facilities like CCTV surveillance, WiFi