Government of Jammu Kashmir National Panthers Party yesterday has taken objection on decision the Centre of discriminating against the state by sanctioning “only” one smart city for it.
Only one smart city was sactioned for the entire state by Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu. On the invitation of the Central Government, Jammu and Kashmir had proposed the construction of four such cities in January this year.
He said that Uttar Pradesh has nominated 13 cities as smart cities followed by Tamil Nadu 12, Maharashtra 10, Madhya Pradesh seven ,Gujarat six, and so on with Jammu and Kashmir getting merely one.
The state government had identified Jammu, Srinagar, Katra, and Anantnag which were proposed by Governor N N Vohra for the development of smart cities under the Rs 48,000 crore Central project for constructing 100 similar cities all across the country India.
He added that the BJP-PDP government in the state had also “candidly” upheld the proposal of smart cities which had been sent to the Centre.
The announcement of the only one smart city, he said, would become a bone of contention between the two regions of Jammu and Kashmir.
Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on Saturday asked the Centre to develop seven cities in the state under the Smart City project. CM Oommen Chandy, who met Union Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu in New Delhi, sought seven cities in Kerala under the project.
According to the project details, 100 Smart Cities would be developed across the country. Uttar Pradesh has been assigned (13), Tamil Nadu (12) and Maharashtra(10) cities as Smart Cities, But Kerala has got just one city in the state under Smart City Project in comparison of other states. In this regard a comprehensive proposal has been sent to the ministry of Urban Development.
After the clearance by the Ministry of Urban the proposal has been cleared by the Department of Economic Affairs. The Chief Minister also urged the urban development minister to expedite action for a positive recommendation to JICA.
According to the initiative taken by the the Government under Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT), the government is aiming to improve the existing basic infrastructure services like extending clean drinking water supply, improving sewerage networks, developing septage management, laying of storm water drains, improving public transport services and creating green public spaces like parks etc, with special focus on creating healthy open spaces for children. » Read more
Indian Central Government has launched three mega projects 100 Smart Cities project, AMRUT City projects and Housing Scheme for all for transforming urban India. Around Rs. 3 lakh crore budgets has been allocated for these projects in next 5 years.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is very initiative for develop urban India and actively working on these projects. The Indian Government want transform urban cities in Smart Cities and high tech city.
100 Smart City Projects
Indian Government Rs. 48,000 Crore is spent on creating 100 Smart Cities in India. Indian Government shows of buildings percentage of Smart Cities project in India.
State Percentage (%)
Govt’s smart city project will need rectify issues if they want to develop world class Smart Cities in India.
Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) for 500 Teir 2 and Teir 3 state will be launched with Smart City project.
List of selected state but Uttar Pradesh (UP) again leads nominate cities under this project.
State No. of City
Uttar Pradesh 64
Tamil Nadu 33
Andhra Pradesh 31
West Bengal 28
Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojna (PMAY) Housing-for-All by 2022
Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojna (PMAY) Housing-for-All by 2022 will see the government spend about Rs 3 lakh crore in the next seven years as it aims to construct 2 crore affordable houses in urban areas for slum dwellers and people from economically-weaker sections and low income groups.
Under the housing scheme, interest subsidy of 6.5 per cent on housing loans with tenure up to 15 years will be provided to EWS and low income groups, giving them a benefit of about Rs 2.3 lakh each.
Uttar Pradesh will get 13 number of cities to be developed as smart cities under 100 smart cities has followed by Tamil Nadu and Maharashtra.
After flagship Urban projects, the government has assigned number of cities. These cities can nominate under 100 smart cities project as well as under the Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation scheme.
UP have a great opportunity to nominate 13 cities to be developed as smart cities according to a senior official of Urban Development Ministry about 64 RPT 64 cities in the state have been identified under AMRUT scheme.
Meghalaya isn’t listed in the Indian Central Government list of ‘100 Smart Cities’. The Central Government smart cities planned by the BJP- led NDA government come up all state leaving only Assam and Arunachal Pradesh and nil of list Meghalaya.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi launching 100 smart cities guidelines on, June 25 and Modi launch Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) and ‘Housing for all by 2022’ projects on the occasion.
Union Urban Development Minister Venkaiah Naidu meeting convened by Urban Affairs Minister Lyngdoh have been demanded the New Shillog Township and both Tura and Jowai should be developed as “100 Smart Cities” scheme as envisioned by the new government.
New Urban Renewal Mission for 500 cities named after former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, replacing one christened after Nehru with total outlay of Rs. 98,000 crore for the next five years.
Urban Development Minister’s formula workout according to the population of a state’s the maximum number of smart cities. The formula gave 50:50 weight age to state’s population number of town has it.
The Indian Government is actively working for the 100 smart cities project and the flagship programme will be launched very soon, Union Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu said.
The Government wants to make urban areas more livable by the new initiatives and make them economically strong. Like building smart cities, 100 smart cities. The plans are ready, contours have been worked out. Cabinet has approved it.
“The Project work will be started any day. We are waiting for the launching day,” he said.
The Union Cabinet had on April 29 approved the 100 smart cities project and estimated about Rs one lakh crore for the new urban renewal mission.
“Then, we have 500 cities in the country. Atal Mission for Urban Renewal and Transformation (AMRUT). 500 cities of one lakh and above population are going to be taken care of, with regard to drinking water, solid waste management, transport, sanitation, green belt, energy conservation. All these things will be funded by the government,” Naidu said.
Under the ‘Housing for All by 2022’, he said, huge amount of interest subvention is going to be given upfront so that the EMI will be less for the beneficiaries.
‘Smart City’ is Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s pet project aimed at recasting the urban landscape of the country by making cities more livable and inclusive besides driving the economic growth..