| | FEBRUARY 20194 Vol 01 · Issue 12-1 · February, 2019 Publisher Alok Chaturvedi Managing Editor Anamika Sahu Editorial Ananth.V Sophia Rohtagi Srrayvinya OLM Sujith VasudevanGroup Art DirectorAshok KumarAdvertising ManagersMonisha.R Shashi RanjanNoida Ashu Sethi Garima Anandadvertise@ceoinsightsindia.comEditorial queries editor@ceoinsightsindia.comTo subscribeVisit www.ceoinsightsindia.com/magazine-in or send emailto subscription@ceoinsightsindia.comCover price is Rs.150 per issue.Editor Alok ChaturvediPrinted and Published By Alok Chaturvedi on behalf of BizprintMedia Technologies Pvt Ltd and Printed at Precision Fototype Services at Sri Sabari Shopping Complex, 24 Residency Road Bangalore-560025 and Published At No. 124, 2nd Floor, Surya Chambers, Old Airport Road, Murugeshpalya, Bangalore-560017.Copyright © 2019 BizprintMedia Technologies Pvt Ltd, All rights reserved. Repro-duction in whole or part of any text, photography or illustrations without written permission from the publisher is prohibited. The publisher assumes no responsi-bility for unsolicited manuscripts, photographs or illustrations. Views and opinions expressed in this publication are not necessarily those of the magazine and accord-ingly, no liability is assumed by the publisher. Design S Sivasankar Vetrivel VimalrajVP - Sales & Marketing Virupakshi PattarCirculation Manager Magendran PerumalThe current government of India has plans to build 100 smart cities, of which 33 cities are under development, which will change the way we consume resources and will help realign our future for better. With major population shift from rural and semi-urban areas to the Tier-2 cities, the need for making our cities smart is of paramount importance. The growing population, ill-planned cities, burden on the land, the natural resources and increasing pollution are driving the government to plan smart cities of tomorrow today. From waste management to smart grids and a lot more are under transformation now and the focus has shifted to sustainable and inclusive development. No wonder OrbisResearch.com claims that the smart cities market in India will grow at a CAGR of 18.5 percent during 2017-2023. What will drive the market most is the use of advanced technology in the construction sector, leading to significant growth of the construction sector especially in the affordable housing projects. However, with major population shift to the Tier-2 cities, the burden on the cities to provide more liveable space and manage the waste efficiently will be the major challenge for the industry to tackle. While several efforts are on its way to streamline and mechanise waste management, government along with various smart city solution providers are working towards using natural resources like solar and wind energy to ensure 24/7 electricity without any pollution. These initiatives will surely bring in an alignment between social, economic and environmental aspects. If you are the one willing to participate in this novel mission of the government and are looking to align with the smart cities solution providers of your choice, then the current issue of CEO Insights' `10 Best Smart City Solution Providers ­ 2019' is the one you need it the most. The featured companies not only providers cutting-edge and bleeding-edge solutions and technologies for smart city initiatives, but are also investing in the future of innovation and R&D to take this a notch higher. Do let us know what you think!Anamika SahuManaging Editoreditor@ceoinsightsindia.comEditorialSmart Solutions for Smart Cities
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