Dear Aspirants, Now our SSC ADDA is Topper Ka Adda. We have started an initiative where Previous Years SSC toppers will be Guiding and training you through various platforms for the upcoming SSC CGL 2017 Exam. It’s a great opportunity for all of you to prepare for the exam and be trained by the best of the minds of India.
Since the exams will be conducted on 28th January 2018 (SSC MTS Tier-II) and 31st March, 2018 (SSC CGL Tier-III), there are three components of descriptive paper, Precis Writing, Letter/Application writing and Essay writing. Today, in this series we will post an Essay written by SSC TOPPER Mr. Narendra Kumar. Read the below given Essay and try to write in your language. Study and Practice well.
ESSAY TOPIC: SMART CITY MISSION
Smart City Mission is an Urban renewal program by the government with a mission to develop 100 cities all over the country. The aim is to make them citizen friendly and sustainable. It was launched by honourable Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi on June 25, 2016. The Ministry of Urban Development is responsible for implementing the mission.
Cities accommodate nearly 31% of India’s population and contribute 63% of GDP (Census, 2011). Urban areas are expected to house 40% of India’s population and contribute 75% of India’s GDP by 2030. This requires comprehensive development of physical, institutional, social and economic infrastructure.
Smart cities focus on their most important requirements and on the greatest opportunities to improve lives. They tap a range of approaches – digital and information technologies, Urban planning best practices, public – private partnerships, and policy change – to make a difference. They always put people first. Application of ‘Smart’ Solutions is core area of Smart Cities.
The core infrastructure elements are adequate water supply, assured electricity supply, sanitation, including solid waste management, efficient transport, good – governance, sustainable environment, safety and security of citizens, robust IT connectivity and digitization, health and education etc.
These are some challenges too, like retrofitting requires huge investment and time. Smart cities require smart people who actively participate in governance and reforms.
However, these problems can be solved and India may have many Smart Cities which focuses on Smart solutions. For this active participation of citizens, funding from international bodies like World Bank, participation of private players. Apart from this independence to local bodies at city level is also paramount in recognizing need of cities in a decentralised way.
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