The Centre’s Smart City Mission means big business for companies in the housing, energy and transport segments. We shortlist likely winners

“The future of India lies in its villages,” said Mahatma Gandhi. Self-reliant villages formed a sound basis for just, equitable and non-violent order, he believed. Decades later, his ardent follower Narendra Modi thinks otherwise. He is pinning hopes on building a better India through ‘smarter’ urban cities.About 25-30 people are expected to migrate every minute from the rural areas to the cities ...