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.
In the third large smart cities competition, Uttar Pradesh has nominated three cities Kanpur, Agra and Varanasi followed by Maharashtra, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu. The Urban Development Ministry Venkaiah Naidu released the third list of selected cities on Tuesday. In this list, 27 cities have been selected from 12 states to develop as a smart city under Modi’s flagship 100 Smart City Mission. » Read more
The Centre government has announced the name of 27 smart cities from 12 states. The Urban Development Minister Venkaiah Naidu said that there are 63 cities have participated in the second round competition and finally 27 cities have selected. Of these, 5 cities from Maharashtra, 4-4 from Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, 3 from UP, 2-2 from Punjab, Rajasthan, MP and Andhra Pradesh, Sikkim, Nagaland, Orissa, Gujarat nominated 1-1 cities under Smart City Mission. Modi’s Varanasi City has also made its position in this list. » Read more
केंद्रीय मंत्री वेंकैया नायडू ने आज स्मार्ट सिटी की तीसरी लिस्ट जारी कर दी है। इस लिस्ट में 12 राज्यों के 27 शहरों के नाम शामिल हैं। इस लिस्ट में यूपी के कानपुर, आगरा और वाराणसी शामिल हैं। लिस्ट के अनाउंसमेंट के बाद वेंकैया नायडू ने इस स्मार्ट सिटी योजना के तहत 60 शहरों में 1,44,742 करोड़ का कुल निवेश प्रस्तावित किया।
स्मार्ट सिटी मिशन के लिए उन्हें नागरिक अनुकूल और टिकाऊ बनाने के लिए एक मिशन के साथ भारत सरकार के प्रधानमंत्री द्वारा शुरू की देश भर में 100 शहरों का विकास करने के लिए » Read more
The Union Urban Development Minister Venkaiah Naidu has released the third list of 27 cities. The list contains the names of 27 cities in 12 states. In this list, UP’s Kanpur, Agra and Varanasi are included.
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
Lucknow topped in fast track competition for the selection of smart cities. Finally, 13 cities have been selected by the Urban Development Ministry to develop as a smart city in India.