Technology will help to identify the malfunctioned street lights immediately and facilitate automatic meter reading. The remote controlled lighting system will function automatically depending on sunrise and sunset, which has far-reaching implications in saving electricity and prevent unwanted wastage.
When such technology is available, why is the government lagging behind till date in adopting such technology in our cities and towns - is the million dollar question?
A mechanistic view will not solve the problems. The leaders should take things at micro level and the implementation mechanism should be ruthlessly tight so that the precious resources are not wasted. Sam Pitroda, Adviser to Indian Prime Minister on Public Information Infrastructure, rightly commented that in India, you don't need any talent to identify problems; equally also you don't need to have talent for solutions. What you need is courage, the confidence to go forward, and the guts to get it done against all odds.
As long as financial propriety is maintained while spending public money, there is no need to hit the panic button. However, target oriented work to provide a quality life to people is the responsibility of rulers. When this happens, we are not far away in making India a developed India by 2020, the vision of Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam, our former President of India who literally ignited the young to accomplish his cherished dream for which he drew a blueprint.