Essel Group said that it has signed an agreement with industry body Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) to form a technical consortium for smart city projects in the country. The company said in a statement that the India technical Consortium would be set up under the CII National Mission on Smart Cities. The MoU was signed today by CII Director General, Chandrajit Bannerjee and Amit Goenka, Director, Essel Infraprojects Ltd. As per the agreement, the two organizations would work towards associating and bringing other technology and infrastructure solution partners together as a cohesive group for developing smart cities in India. According to the MoU, Essel group will support the CII National Mission on Smart Cities by providing necessary inputs for generating ideas for policy advocacy and promotion of smart city concepts among stakeholders. It will also support CII’s thought leadership role and the knowledge repository by providing reference points along with other technology and infrastructure solution partners, showcasing best practices in various fields related to smart city development. In addition, Essel Group will support CII by conducting feasibility studies for the evaluation of potential target cities with regard to opportunities in energy management, mobility solutions, building management systems and other associated areas.