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Indian officials want 100 ‘smart cities.’ Residents just want water and power.

Indian officials want 100 ‘smart cities.’ Residents just want water and power. | Geography & Current Events | Scoop.it
The government plans to spend &u0024;7.5 billion modernizing older cities and building new ones by 2022.
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Caroline McDevitt's curator insight, August 30, 2015 6:53 PM

This article talks about India's plan to create "smart cities" throughout it's country. By doing this, it is helping the country become more urbanized and healthier since right now, most of India's cities run on the dirty water coming from the sewage system, and only clean water comes on for 2 hours each day. By having smart cities becoming a project in India, urbanization will increase and more people will move to cities since water to hospitals, schools, and homes will be purified and clean. As for international relations with this project, the U.S. agrees to help fund for India's project will is helping the relationship we have with them. Also, India's politics and economics will benefit from smart cites as India becomes transformed into a 21st century Utopia, which can now compete with other world powers like the U.S. I believe that smart cities are a good investment for India and it will help speed up their development process greatly.

Tracy Harding's comment, September 1, 2015 3:30 PM
Why do you think the US agree to aid this project?
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Indian Beef Workers Fight to Bring Back the Bull Market

Indian Beef Workers Fight to Bring Back the Bull Market | Geography & Current Events | Scoop.it
A law banning beef in the state of Maharashtra, which includes Mumbai, has left more than a million people scrambling to save their livelihoods.
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Breaking Caste: Dalit Girls Chance at a Better Life

Breaking Caste: Dalit Girls Chance at a Better Life | Geography & Current Events | Scoop.it
Inside an extraordinary school that gives India's Dalit girls a chance at a better life...

 

Cultural change, especially traditions that are deeply engrained over many generations, are difficult to reverse.  In India, the caste system is changing but not without tremendous efforts by individuals and institutions that are deeply committed to equality and expanding opportunities for the most socially vulnerable population.  There are a variety of videos and articles here that show how one school is making a difference in the lives of 'untouchable' girls to give them a hope for the future. 


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Saving the Cows, Starving the Children

Saving the Cows, Starving the Children | Geography & Current Events | Scoop.it
Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s party talks about economic growth. So why is it letting religion get in the way of nutrition?
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Brain drain: a headache for India and China

Brain drain: a headache for India and China | Geography & Current Events | Scoop.it
A rush to the exit by elites in the two Asian giants is part of a crisis that will affect everyone with a stake in the region's future.

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Tony Hall's curator insight, October 24, 2013 9:06 AM

I found this article very interesting. I think if fits nicely into the migration part of Population in Transition. It also gives a different perspective on migration.