To bring stakeholders on board for the ambitious smart city project, a one-day ‘Smart City Conclave’ would be held here on Saturday.
The event will focus on challenges and opportunities towards smart city programme, sharing best practices, evolving technological and managerial solutions and providing inputs for policy interventions.
“Jaipur and Udaipur have been selected among the first lot of 20 cities under the smart city programme and the conclave would provide a platform to deliberate on the progress so far and way forward on the initiative,” said Manjit Singh, principal secretary, local self government (LSG).
The minister for urban development & housing (UDH) and LSG Rajpal Singh Shekhawat, home minister Gulab Chand Kataria; director, National Institute of Urban Affairs, Jagan Shah, would be few of the dignitaries participating in the event. The ambassador of Denmark to India Peter Taksoe-Jensen will address the delegates during the inaugural session.
“During the inaugural session, a theme paper will also be released which would cover the city profile, SWOT analysis, strategic focus, a vision statement as well as the financial plan,” said Atul Sharma, head, Rajasthan State Council, FICCI, which along with the LSG department, Udaipur municipal corporation and Udaipur Smart City Ltd is organising the event. The conclave will witness two plenary sessions. The first session will be focused on ‘Greener and Healthier Cities’. The second session will be on ‘Smart & Vibrant Cities’.