A new vision for Urban India
India’s urban development agenda is ambitious and urgent
India’s urban population is expected to grow to 600 million over the coming decade. Four in every ten Indians will live and work in our cities and towns. Cities will remain at the forefront of economic growth, with as much as 75% of India’s GDP projected to come from urban areas. Realising the promise of urban India will need concerted, multisectoral, and holistic efforts, focused on rapidly expanding local capacity to solve local challenges.
At eGov, we see our work as fitting with the themes of SDG 11 – Sustainable Cities and Communities – and SDG 17 – Partnerships for Development. SDG 11 has been reaffirmed in the Quito Declaration on Sustainable Cities and Human Settlements for All, which translates the goal into 175 points of agreement and key steps to take in order to achieve the goal by 2030. Some key targets that our work can support include:
Ensuring access for all to adequate, safe, and affordable housing and basic services
Enhancing capacity for participatory, integrated, and sustainable human settlement planning and management
Reducing the adverse environmental impacts of cities, including by paying special attention to municipal and other waste management
Developing effective, transparent, and accountable institutions at all levels
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Deepening the impact
We are committed to enabling urban development at speed and scale. Our current mission is to reach 2000 cities by 2020, and we are on track to achieve it. In the next 5 years, we envision an institutional shift to platform-based e-governance systems in all of India’s cities and towns. At the same time, we will seek to deepen our impact at the first mile, and to explore domains beyond municipal services where open digital platforms can enhance government efficiency and ease of living for citizens.
eGov’s “Strategic T”