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Know: Why Bengaluru not selected in the list of smart cities

Everyone is want to know why Bengaluru did not selected in the list of smart cities. Bengaluru and two more cities Patna and Kolkata are missing from the government’s smart cities list.

According to the reports, the selection process of smart cities the centre government counts four main reasons for not selection of Bengaluru. State government not recommended the name of Bengaluru, tax collection, population, audit of projects and lack of toilets .

  1. The first reason is that the state government did not recommended the name of Bengaluru
  2. According to the score of tax selection Bengaluru scored 62% and Mysuru 68% in tax collection. But Mangaluru, Shivamogga and Belagavi scored 96.87% each, Hubballi-Dharwad and Tumakuru 87.5% each and Davanagere 85%.
  3. The population is the third reason for not selection in the list of smart cities. While other cities have been selected in the smart cities.
  4. The state government and BBMP councils did not conduct financial audits for the projects and BBMP, BDA and BWSSB have taken works in the city.
  5. The lack of public toilets becomes one of the reason because the ratio of public toilets to the population is lesser than other cities.

List of 98 Smart Cities in India

The Government has announced the complete list of 98 cities, including 24 state capitals to develop as smart cities.
Uttar pradesh has nominated 13 cities to develop as smart cities by following Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu, the Maharashtra nominates 10 , Tamil Nadu 12, and 3 each from Bihar and Andhra Pradesh. But Patna, Kolkata and Bengaluru are missing from the government’s smart city list.

The Urban Development Minister has officially released the list 98 cities. “Barring Jammu and Kashmir, all states have finalized the names of proposed Smart Cities through competition. So there are total 98 cities being selected across the country,” sources in Urban Development Ministry said.

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

Chhattisgarh

  • Raipur
  • Bilaspur

Dadra and Nagar Haveli

  • Silvassa

Daman and Diu

  • Diu

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

Government issued the List of 98 Cities to Develop as Smart Cities

Urban Development Minister has issued  the list of 98 cities to develop as smart cities and the government has also included 24 state capitals under “Smart Cities Mission” on Thursday.

The most ambitious ‘Smart Cities Mission’ was launched by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 21st june and he had also announced the criteria and guidelines for 100 smart cities on 25th June.

The Jammu & Kashmir has proposed the name of two cities Srinagar and Jammu to develop as smart cities but the centre has agreed to approve only city under  smart cities list.

“Barring Jammu and Kashmir, all states have finalized the names of proposed Smart Cities through competition. So there are total 98 cities being selected across the country,” sources in Urban Development Ministry said.

Uttar pradesh has nominated 13 cities to develop as smart cities by following Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu, the Maharashtra nominates 10 , Tamil Nadu 12, and 3 each from Bihar and Andhra Pradesh to develop as smart cities.

The states have selected some lesser known cities Municipal areas nominated cities under “Smart Cities Project”

  1. Moradabad in Bihar
  2. Bihar Sharif in Bihar
  3. Saharanpur in Utttar Pradesh
  4. Dharamshala in Himachal Pradesh
  5. Shivamogga in Karnataka

Here is the List of 98 Cities issued by Government:

Andaman and Nicobar Islands

  • Port Blair

Andhra Pradesh

  • Vishakhapatnam
  • Tirupati
  • Kakinada

Arunachal Pradesh

  • Pasighat

Assam

  • Guwahati

Bihar

  • Muzaffarpur
  • Bhagalpur
  • Biharsharif

Chandigarh

Chhattisgarh

  • Raipur
  • Bilaspur

Dadra and Nagar Haveli

  • Silvassa

Daman and Diu

  • Diu

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

Centre has earmarked Rs 48,000 crore for development of 100 smart cities. All Union Territories, including Delhi, have found place in the list.

In the first phase, Centre will pick 20 cities and in the next two years 40 cities each will be selected for receiving Central funding of Rs 500 crore spread over the next five years.

Each smart city would get a Central assistance of Rs 100 crore per year for five years.

Smart city list: It will be the smart city

Many cities are running in the race of smart city but finally the Indian government has made the list of cities for the smart cities which include the state capitals like Lucknow, Mumbai, Gandhinagar, Jaipur, Vijayawada, Bhubaneswar, Raipur and Guwahati while the Patna, Kolkata and Bengaluru have not found place in the list of top of 100 nominations. The state government nominated lesser known cities and municipal areas such as Bihar Sharif in Bihar, Moradabad and Saharanpur in Uttar Pradesh, Dharamshala in Himachal, Shimoga in Karnataka.

According to the guidelines in the first phase, Centre will pick 20 cities and in the next two years 40 cities each will be selected for receiving central funding of Rs 500 crore spread over the next five years. So, eventually all the cities and municipal areas nominated for this scheme will be developed as smart cities.

Ministry officials said that the criteria for evaluating every municipal area was discussed and finalized after consultation with states. Officials added since the project can be successful only when states provide full support, the Centre will approve all names sent by them.

Sources said the cities that could not complete project under the JNNURM scheme even after several extensions seem to be losing in the race as it reflected how inefficient their local bodies were in project implementation.

According to the guidelines of the scheme, the objective is to promote cities which provide core infrastructure and give a decent quality of life to its citizens, a clean and sustainable environment and application of “smart” solutions. “The focus is on sustainable and inclusive development and the idea is to look at compact areas, create a replicable model which will act like a light house to other aspiring cities,” it says.