Why Does India Need Smart Villages?
According to the Economic Survey of 2017, nearly nine million Indians migrate every year to cities looking for better work opportunities. This gradual increase in migration has led to a burden on the cities’ resources and infrastructure. By 2050, it is estimated that more than half of India will be living in urban India. This has called for a need to transform the villages and equip them with essential amenities, including educational institutions, healthcare facilities, waste management, roads, et cetera, making them self-sufficient.