Indian Institute of Public Administration Local branch Nagpur had organised a grand informatory lecture in the recent past on “Nagpur as an Emerging Smart City : The Concept, Issues and Governance” Dr. Ramnath Sonawane, the noted administrator and chief Executive Officer of Smart City Development Corporation, Nagpur was a key note speaker who enlightened the students , teachers and academic Fraternity in the auditorium of Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar College of Law, and unfolded the very concept and other relevant details , various implications what the smart city in reality means?
It’s not easy but a herculean task – to transform India’s Heart- Nagpur through e3i into the most live able Eco-friendly, Edu-city that Electronically connects people with the government to create an inclusive ecosystem, with its focus on uniform equivocal development of the city through its each and every corner. Developing /Retrofitting the backward area of Punapur, Pardi, Bhandewadi, Bharatwada covering 1730 acres of the area with multiple centres in the city generating the employment on very large scale.
The four thrust areas, Smart Mobility, Smart Environment, Smart Governance (paperless govt.) have been focussed upon, leading to smart living of the citizens. Initially the Speed of the implementation of this project was satisfactory but now with the resentment amongst people over land procurement procedure the process has bit slowed down but will pick up very soon with the growing momentum over understanding the issue from correct spirits.
The programme began with the introductory remarks by the secretary Prof. Neelima Deshmukh who introduced the various activities conducted by the leading institution of IIPA New Delhi and the local branch of Nagpur and highlighting the rationale for such kind of befitting need based current topic dealing with the various issues of the local government having its impact on everybody’s life. She also said this crucial task should be seen from the Development aspect and System’s perspectives governed by the political will.
The programme was presided over by Vice Chancellor of RTM Nagpur University, Prof. Siddharth Vinayak Kane, who while appreciating the efforts put in by the government for making the orange city real SMART city also congratulated Dr. Ramnath Sonawane for the visible success under his administrator ship. In a lighter vein he tried to explain the audience comparing the features of Smart Phone with that of Smart City.
Principal of the Law college, Dr. Shrikant Komawar the was a guest of honor and appreciated the gesture of Nagpur local Chapter to introduce with the current important issue , changing the whole concept of governance and making Nagpur a city of international standards, which would change entire scenario of the Vidarbha region.
The programme began with the kindling of lamp followed by the floral welcome of the dignitaries and felicitation of Dr. Ramnath Sonawane and Prof. S.P Kane at the hands of Prof. Neelima Deshmukh and Principal A. S. Ukhalkar, President of the chapter respectively. Treasure, Dr. Mohan Kashikar proposed the vote of thanks, whereas, Supriya David compeered the programme.
Noted academician Dr. Vinay Deshpande, Dr. Sneha Deshpande, Shri Sarkar , Dr. Jitendra Wasnik , Dr. Kalyani kapse, Dr. Praveena Khobragade, Dr. Mrunmaiyee and Dr. Chinmayee Kukday Madam Deshpande, Dr. Mrs. Panchbhai along with the staff members were prominently present on the occasion.