Maharashtra Govt. will submit smart city master plan blueprint by July 20

After the 100 smart cities project launch the maharashtra government has given orders to all the municipal corporations to submit their smart city master plan blueprint by July 20 end of this month and subsequently submit to the Centre.

PM Narendra Modi has launched 100 smart cities project instead Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM) and the Centre will fund Rs500 crore, while state has to add more Rs250 crore and remaining Rs250 crore will be contributed by the chosen corporation.

The committee was set up under chief secretary Swadhin Kshatriya to select 10 cities with a population of over 100,000 in first phase and prepare a detailed project report.

“Each chosen city will be given Rs1,000 crore in a year; Rs5,000 crore will be given in the next five years and these cities have to use these amount for upgradation of their infrastructure. We have asked all cities to submit their blueprint and vision about their smart city and how they are going to spend the proposed amount. We will scrutinise at our level, and then submit the detailed report to chief secretary,” said Manisha Mhaiskar-Patankar, secretary of the urban development.

She said that once this proposal is selected, then it will be submitted to the Centre “The Centre has full right to select or disqualify any city from the smart city list. They can even disqualify all submitted smart city list if they do not feel confidence on the submitted proposals. So, the corporations need to submit the master plan with a vision. It should be fool proof. If there is loopholes, they may lose the chance of being selected for smart city,” said Mhaiskar-Patankar, adding the corporations need to work meticulously and submit the right plan.

Senior government official said that the central government has given certain criteria. “The urban bodies have to submit the proposal and this has to be in tandem with the Centre-issued criteria. These urban bodies will have to fulfill key prominent benchmarks that includes reforms in the administration, improvement in tax collection, improvement in water supply and under ground drainage systems,” he said.

Mumbai, Pune, Nagpur, Nashik, Aurangabad, Thane, Jalgaon, Kohlapur, Satara and Shirdi have more chance to get the smart city tag as well as fund.

What’s The Real Mean of ‘Smart City’?

Smart City: A smart city is one that has digital technology embedded across all city functions.

Smart City Mean of (smarter city) A Smart City equipped with basic infrastructure to give a decent quality of life and clean and livable environment to live smarter.

Smarter City uses digital technology and information and communication technologies (ICT) to better quality and performance this engage more effectively and actively with its citizen.  The Smart City includes government services, transport, traffic management, energy, health care, water and waste.

The smarter city applications are major goal of improving the management and transforming the urban areas. The major technological, economic and environmental changes have generated interest in smart cities.

Some major points of smart cities activation are:

Innovation economy

  • Innovation in industries, clusters, districts of a city
  • Knowledge workforce: Education and employment
  • Creation of knowledge – intensive companies

Urban infrastructure

  • Transport
  • Energy/ Utilities
  • Protection of the environment/ Safety


  • Administration service of the citizen
  • Participatory and direct democracy
  • Service to the citizen: Quality of life

A city can be defined as ‘smart’ when investments in human and social capital and traditional (transport) and modern (ICT) communication infrastructure fuel sustainable economic development and a high quality of life, with a wise management of natural resources, through participatory action and engagement.

JKNPP objected on modi government for sanctioning one smart city for Jammu and Kashmir

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 CM Oommen Chandy wants 7 Cities under Smart City Project in the State

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.

Objectives of Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT)

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 Govt. Transforming India By 100 Smart Cities Project with Two Mega Projects

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 (%)        

Delhi                      44%

Mumbai                 36%

Bangalore              57%

Govt’s smart city project will need rectify issues if they want to develop world class Smart Cities in India.

AMRUT Cities

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

Maharashtra                              37

Gujrat                                       31

Karnataka                                 21

Andhra Pradesh                        31

Rajasthan                                 30

West Bengal                             28

Bihar                                        27

Odisha                                     19

Haryana                                   19

Kerala                                      18

Punjab                                     17

Telangana                                15

Chhattisgarh                             10

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.

List of Nominate Cities Developed as Smart Cities & AMRUT Cities

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.

List Of AMRUT Cities: Click Here

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3rd list of smart cities: Click Here

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. have Launched Smart City Idea & Suggestion on Android App Click Here Install and Give Your owm smart city design and Suggestions

Tamil  Nadu comes second with the allocation of 12 smart cities and 33 AMRUT cities. While  37,31 and 21 cities have been identified in Maharashtra, Gujrat and Karnataka respectively under AMRUT scheme.


Complete List of 98 Cities Released by Government:

  • Andaman and Nicobar Islands   :     Port Blair
  • Andhra Pradesh:        Vishakhapatnam, Tirupati, Kakinada
  • Arunachal Pradesh:         Pasighat
  • Assam :             Guwahati
  • Bihar:       Muzaffarpur,   Bhagalpur,  Biharsharif
  • Chandigarh: Chandigarh
  • Chhattisgarh :   Raipur,  Bilaspur
  • Dadra and Nagar Haveli :    Silvassa
  • Daman and Diu:  Diu
  • Delhi:    Delhi (NDMC)
  • Goa:      Panaji
  • Gujarat:    Gandhinagar, Ahmedabad,  Surat,  Vadodara,  Rajkot,  Dahod
  • Haryana:  Karnal,   Faridabad
  • Himachal Pradesh:   Dharamshala,
  • Jharkhand:  Ranchi
  • Karnataka: Mangaluru,  Belagavi,  Shivamogga,  Hubballi-Dharwad, Tumakuru,Davanegere
  • Kerala:  Kochi
  • Lakshadweep:    Kavarrati
  • Madhya Pradesh:   Bhopal, Indore, Jabalpur,Gwalior, Sagar, Satna, Ujjain
  • Maharashtra:  Navi Mumbai, Nashik, Thane, Greater Mumbai, Amravati, Solapur, Nagpur, Kalyan-Dombivali , Aurangabad, Pune
  • Manipur: Imphal
  • Meghalaya: Shillong
  • Mizoram:  Aizawl
  • Nagaland:  Kohima
  • Odisha: Bhubaneshwar, Raurkela
  • Puducherry: Oulgaret
  • Punjab: Ludhiana, Jalandhar, Amritsar
  • Rajasthan: Jaipur, Udaipur, Kota, Ajmer
  • Sikkim:  Namchi
  • Tamil Nadu: Tiruchirapalli, Chennai, Tiruppur, Coimbatore, Vellore, Salem, Erode, Thanjavur, Tirunelveli, Dindigul, Madurai, Thoothukudi
  • Telangana: Greater Hyderabad,Greater Warangal
  • Tripura:  Agartala
  • Uttar Pradesh:  Moradabad, Aligarh, Saharanpur, Bareilly, Jhansi, Kanpur, Allahabad, Lucknow, Varanasi, Ghaziabad, Agra,Rampur
  • Uttarakhand: Dehradun
  • West Bengal: New Town Kolkata, Bidhannagar, Durgapur, Haldia


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