A new report tracks the opportunities for future technology collaborations between India and the UK to strengthen links in the areas of Smart Cities, Digital Healthcare and Advanced Manufacturing.
Today 30 per cent of India’s population resides in urban centres, with these centres contributing around 65 per cent of India’s GDP. It is projected that urban India will contribute about 75 per cent of the national GDP in the next 15-20 years, while the number of people residing in urban centres doubles to 600 million.
A new report by Confederation of India Industry (CII) and Deloitte titled ‘India-UK Technology Collaborations’ highlights this speed of urbanisation will exert immense pressure on urban infrastructure, resources, and quality of urban life. While some new Greenfield cities may be contemplated for accommodating this significant urbanisation trend, most of this expansion will have to be accommodated within the existing urban centres.