Sameer Unhale, State Mission Director, Swachh Maharashtra Mission Urban Talked about how to use technology to meet the challenges of public policy formulation, public policy implementation and enforcement. “Using technology, we can do a lot of work at the same time because manual labor has its limits. Technology helps us manage services and infrastructure in urban areas efficiently,” he said.
Many efforts have been made to apply technology to the management of cities and services and infrastructure, Unhale said. “We’ve seen many initiatives in various services, especially in the past two decades,” he said. He also highlighted the fact that technology and its potential to solve challenges make city life more comfortable and enjoyable.
Referring to the smart city mission, he said it is an indicator of how technology is being used in various elements of urban life. “We are developing new ideas in this important technology area – urban services, urban management and smart cities. We have seen integrated command and control centers (ICCC), real-time data feeds, real-time management of urban services, for water supply The SCADA method of management is also proposed for water management under various tasks of central and state governments.”
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He concluded by saying that we can overcome challenges such as climate change and sustainability by making the best use of technology.