A Look At Indian Government’s IoT Plans : Smart Water, SmartAgri [And More]

The government has released a draft policy related to IoT (Internet of Things) plans and here are a few key insights.
The Goal.
To create an IoT industry in India of USD 15 billion by 2020. It has been assumed that India would have a share of 5-6% of global IoT industry.
Some of the key aspects of a smart city will be: 
Smart parking.     |    Intelligent transport system   |    Tele-care.     |   Woman Safety    |   Smart grids    |   Smart urban lighting.   |       Waste management.   | Smart city maintenance   | Digital-signage. |  Water Management.

IoT : Five Pillars
IoT : Five Pillars
The Policy framework of the IoT Policy has been proposed to be implemented via a  multi-pillar approach. The approach comprises of five vertical pillars (Demonstration  Centres, Capacity Building & Incubation, R&D and Innovation, Incentives and  Engagements, Human Resource Development) and 2 horizontal supports  (Standards & Governance structure).
Planned IoT Ideas include:
– SMART WATER : To setup Potable water monitoring tools to monitor the quality of tap  water in all government owned education institutes and public places
– SMART ENVIRONMENT:  To setup project for alarm and control of CO2 emissions of factories,  pollution emitted by cars and toxic gases generated.
SMART HEALTH (Remote) :  To setup projects for monitoring various vital parameters of patients like subtle changes in pulse, respiration, heart condition, temperature and preventive warning on early onset of pneumonia (in small children) or other life-threatening problems ,inside hospitals and at remote patient location including old people’s home and ambulance.
The plan is also to establish incubator related to IoT.

The expected cost to execute a 40 seater COE for 5 years would be  Rs. 35 Crores. Total 5 centres should be aimed which should include labs, office infrastructure and other necessities. Government would provide Rs. 100 Crores of funds. The rest of the funding would be sourced through industry by NASSCOM or any  other appointed association. [Draft Policy (PDF)]

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