Jaipur, Bengaluru Shine Amongst World’s Top Ten Smart Renewable CitiesRepresentative Image. (John Moore/Getty Images)

Jaipur has found its place among the world’s top 10 smart renewable cities (SRCs). Jaipur stood third while silicon city Bengaluru came sixth. Consultancy firm Deloitte released a report named ‘Global Renewable Energy Trends’.

According to the report, “Jaipur is a nationally-driven SRC. India’s national government created a 100 smart cities mission that included a solar energy requirement. Jaipur does not have a renewable target, but will benefit from ambitious state and national targets set this year.”

Jaipur will have eight metro stations that would entirely be run using solar power during the day. One of the key components of smart cities are having solar or wind power reported Economic Times.

Jaipur’s 30 per cent of annual electricity generated comes from wind and solar energy. Bengaluru comes second in India with 10 per cent.

Solar and wind energy are being emphasised in the list since they contribute to fighting pollution, carbonisation. This makes way for clean mobility, economic empowerment and business development.

The study said that the biggest of SRCs are doing this by revamping their existing infrastructure, and the relatively new ones are building it from scratch.

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