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India pins hopes on smart cities

18 August 2014 Last updated at 02:24 BST

India's new government has ambitious plans for urban regeneration.

In its first budget, unveiled last month, it announced plans to spend $1.13bn (£690m) on building 100 "smart cities".

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's administration is taking its cue from developments elsewhere in Asia, including China and Singapore. But will the scheme work?

To find out more, Sharanjit Leyl spoke to Rajiv Biswas, chief Asia-Pacific economist at IHS Global Insight.

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