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Tier 2/3 Cities Lead In Smart City Mission

Smaller cities have fewer challenges to overcome on the road to becoming Smart Cities, a lot more to gain from the generous funds that have been deployed for the select cities and may have the benefit of more progress-oriented local governing bodies which are truly invested in the betterment of their cities.

India Records Normal Monsoon, So Far

Out of the 36 meteorological subdivisions in India, 24 sub-divisions recorded excess to normal rainfall which is approximately in line with the number of regions in 2016 and 2017. Amongst the six regions receiving excess rainfall Punjab and the Konkan and Goa recorded rainfall in excess of around 50% from normal