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Giving cities the smart edge [ Hindu Editorial , Smart Cities ]

The Central government’s framework for 20 cities to become ‘smart’ over a five-year period can cover new ground if it makes intelligent use of information technology to deliver better civic services. Rapid and poorly regulated urbanisation has overwhelmed urban governments, rendering them incapable of providing even basic services such as clean water, sewerage, pedestrian-friendly

NITI Aayog mediates between Telangana and Centre

NITI Aayog plans to facilitate face-to-face consultations between state governments and Central ministries to clear all pending issues.An experiment on this was made recently, when the Aayog brought together top officials from the newly-created Telangana state and Central ministries to resolve outstanding issues.An official statement said around 20 important issues flagged by the