On 14th October 2015 India and Sweden agreed to collaborate for the promotion of public transport ,municipal waste management and digitization in the urban sectors.
Specific projects for promoting sustainable urban development in India will be identified by both countries.
This decision is made after the meeting between Swedish Minister of Housing, Urban Development and Information Technology Mehmet Kaplan and Minister of Urban Development M Venkaiah Naidu
The priority areas identified by the ministers for the development of smart cities and upgrading basic infrastructure in other cities in India are :
Promotion of Public Transport
Municipal waste Management
Assistance in production of biogas from solid and liquid municipal waste and its conversion to fuel for running vehicles will be provided by Sweden.
Mr Naidu presented an elephant carved in wood as a souvenir to Mr Kaplan