The bunch of public opinion on the Smart City Project has been launched by the Municipal Corporation of Karimnagar. But question is that the town will be included in the list without the completion of underground drainage (UGD) and solid waste management systems.
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
Smart cities mission seems to be in its peak in terms of progress. The mission have attracted the intension of the not only the general public of the nation but also the intension of the foreign nation, investors and others. Soon we will be seeing smart cities in the coming year.
Talking about the India’s 100 smart cities mission, it seems to be following the Darwin theory of evolution most commonly known as the survival of the fittest. Where the The individuals that are best equipped to survive and reproduce perpetuate the highest frequency of genes to descendant populations Like-wise, there seems to be neglecting the other cities which are not coined for the smart cities mission. And those cities which which were proposed for the smart cities seems to be targetting for more smarter and smarters.
Recently, there was a competition known as India Smart Cities Challenge’ winners (Smart City Discussion App)of which would get funding from the Union ministry of urban development, in that too only those cities which initially get the slots seems to be the winner. On the other hand
According to the urban development ministry website, “Smart cities (will) focus on the most pressing needs and on the greatest opportunities to improve quality of life for residents today and in the future.” Each city would have to formulate its own unique vision, mission and plan for a ‘smart city’. Its concepts must reflect the city’s local context, resources, and priorities of citizens. Also, each city must develop a pan-city and area-based proposal to tap funds
Faridabad has got first position in the list of smart cities by the efficiency and strong steps of municipality in general revenues and the civic agency financial power.
The Municipality Corporation of Faridabad has paid its employees salaries on time and remaining dues, it can be reason for secured its second position in smart city list.