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Under the Narendra Modi government’s flagship scheme–Smart City Mission launched on June 25, 2015, the mission aims to develop 100 smart cities across the country in a five-year period. The government has earmarked Rs 48,000 crore for the development of these cities.The Urban Development Ministry will announce the list of 40 smart cities by June-end the.
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The government is fully committed to the smart city mission. In addition to adding about sixty cities under Smart City so far, forty and new cities can join this grade soon. The Union Urban Development Ministry has also sought proposals from various states in this regard.
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The Urban Development Ministry has allowed 9 more cities to participate in the upcoming Smart Cities Mission competition.
As per The Hindu report, the Urban Development Minister Venkaiah Naidu, due to “political compulsions”, has allowed nine more capitals, including Patna, Thiruvanthapuram, Bengaluru, Amravati, Itanagar, and Gangatok to participate in the next round of competition.
The report also adds that the Ministry has also allowed the governments of Jammu and Kahmir and Uttar Pradesh to nominate two cities( Rai Bareli and Meerut) in contravention of the rules.
As per the guidelines announced last year, the smart cities would be selected through a two-stage process. First, a state would shortlist potential city and send the name to the Centre, then these nominated cities would compete with each other.
The entire process is incentive-based. The cities are selected on the basis of scores received by them for carrying out urban reforms in areas needing attention like sanitation and governance.
The Urban Development Ministry had selected 20 cities in January, 40 more will be added to the list by the end of 2016.
Each city will be given Rs 500 crore by the Centre over five years for development of the city into a smart city, and the state government will have to match the Centre’s contribution. Source: http://zeenews.india.com/business/news/economy/9-new-cities-added-to-smart-cities-list-taking-total-from-100-to-109_1902703.html
On the occasion of the first anniversary of the Centre’s ‘Smart City mission’ project, the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Saturday launched the most ambitious ‘Smart City Projects’ Under the Smart Cities Mission in Pune.
PM Modi has launched 84 “Smart City” projects in Pune. Of them, 14 projects are designated for Pune alone, and 69 projects are earmarked for 19 other cities across the country at an investment of around Rs 2,000 crore and Modi also said it’s a mass movement.
The 20 selected Smart Cities were linked to the Pune venue through video conferencing wherein their states’ Chief Ministers and other leaders gave details of their plans for the Smart Cities in their states and interacted with the PM. PM Modi urged people to consider urbanisation as an opportunity and he has also said gone are the days when it was seen as a challenge or obstacle.
PM Modi while addressing more than 5,000 leaders of different segment said, “Smart City Mission is now succeeding as a people’s movement as envisaged”.
PM Modi said that over 25 lakh people have given valuable suggestion to his government at their official website.
Besides this PM Modi also inaugurated a contest on ‘Make Your City Smart’ and a Smart Net Portal at the Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex in Balewadi, few kilometres away from Pune city.
In this function, the Maharashtra State Governor CV Rao was also present along with Union Urban Development Minister Venkaiah Naidu. Click here Discussion Smart Cities : www.discussion.smartcitiesprojects.com