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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.
According to the latest news, the West Bengal government has rejected the Centre’s Smart City Project. It has decided to develop its own ‘ Green City Project’. Under Central Government’s Smart City Project the New Town-Rajarhat, a Kolkata suburb that had qualified Smart City Challenge Competition and now its will be developed as India’s first ‘Green City’.
According to the published news, the government is ready to announce the winners of the second round under the government’s flagship 100 smart cities mission by the end of this month. In this round, 27 cities will be selected by the government.
The Indian President Pranab Mukherjee has inaugurated a smart model village pilot project at Rashtrapati Bhavan and five villages have been selected to develop as smart villages from Haryana State.
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
PM Narendra Modi would launch projects under his government’s most ambitious programme – Smart Cities Mission – on Saturday here, kick-starting the execution of the schemes to be implemented in 20 cities.
Modi would launch Pune’s 14 projects, along with 69 of other cities, entailing a total investment of about Rs1,770 crore at a special function at the city’s Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex at Balewadi. The 20 selected cities would be linked through videoconferencing.
The cities participating in the Mission have proposed a total investment of Rs48,000 crore in area development and Pan-city solutions. They have proposed public-private partnership (PPP) as a major vehicle of resource mobilization. Ten of the 20 cities have proposed to mobilize Rs8,521 crore under the PPP model, while the others have also indicated this option. A total 26,735 acres has been identified by these cities to make them smart through necessary interventions.
Saturday’s launch would also mark the beginning of the implementation of the urban development plans based on the government’s five-year action plan formulated after analysis of infrastructure gaps in over 500 cities under the Smart Cities Mission and AMRUT, accounting for about 70% of the country’s urban population.
During the Lok Sabha elections campaign, the BJP had made Smart Cities Mission a main poll plank and had sought urban votes promising to convert cities into “smart cities”.
The ministry of urban development has urged the 20 smart cities selected in the first round of the competition to quickly firm up bankable projects for obtaining loan assistance from the Asian Development Bank, the World Bank and the Brics Development Bank. Source: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/pune/PM-Modi-to-flag-off-83-projects-for-20-cities/articleshow/52910132.cms