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India's 'smart cities' would be stupid without disaster strategy

3 Mar 2015, TRF

The 'smart cities' effort aims to create urban spaces where green, high-tech initiatives bring more efficient management of resources, including water and energy, and better services to citizens. ‘When we start talking about the management of cities, disaster risk reduction is one of the key aspects we speak about,’ said Jagan Shah, director of the National Institute of Urban Affairs…


General Facts
  • Population: 3,938 million (2005)
  • Density: 124 per sq km
  • Total Area: 31,870 sq km (X 1,000)
Source of data: OFDA/CRED International Disaster Database
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