On Monday, the Telangana IT and Industries Minister KT Rama Rao has requested to the Central government to include Karimnagar in Smart Cities List under Smart City Mission. The Minister met with Mr. Venkaiah Naidu in Delhi and requested him to include Karimnagar in the Smart Cities List.
On Tuesday the Union, Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu said that the central government will launch a City Livability Index on 23 June to increase infrastructure development of the urban area. The government has approved Rs 15,475 per capita investment under the new urban scheme in last three years.
The next batch of cities which is included in the smart cities will be announced at a national workshop on urban transformation scheduled to be held in the capital.
The Union Minister also said, “There is a lot of transformation that is taking place. There is a need for behavioral participation… Our version of the City Livability Index will be launched on 23 June.”
The measurement of the city will be based on various parameters including safety, social and physical infrastructure. While addressing a press conference on the initiatives taken by the ministry in the last three years, Naidu said that the total amount of Rs 4,13,475 crores has been approved by the government for improving basic infrastructure of urban areas in our country. In last three, the government has approved Rs 15,475 per capita under the new urban mission.
Naidu also said, “322 AMRUT (Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation) and smart cities have acquired Credit Ratings of which 147 have got investment grade while 163 cities in 18 states and union territories have initiated measures for mobilizing resources through value capture financing tools.”
The NDA government has announced three flagship scheme name as Smart Cities mission, AMRUT, and Housing for All mission in June 2015.
Under the Smart Cities Mission, the cities are selected through a competition. In the first phase, 20 cities are selected and 40 more cities will be selected in the next two years. 13 more cities are also included in the first phase in May last year to expand the representation of more and more state in the mission.
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Skill Development Centre will be launched on June 25 under the Smart City Project in the New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC). This is the Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Dream project. The Skill Development Centre is now working 20 cities including Lutyens’ Delhi.
Smart Cities Mission is the most ambitious project of the Central government in which, the government has targeted to develop 100 smart cities across the country. about 20 cities have been selected in the first batch of the Smart Cities Mission to set up Special Purpose Vehicles (SPVs) with municipal corporations. Full-time CEOs, CIOs and CFOs have been appointed for this.
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Under the Narendra Modi government’s flagship scheme–Smart City Mission launched on June 25, 2015, the mission aims to develop 100 smart cities across the country in a five-year period. The government has earmarked Rs 48,000 crore for the development of these cities.The Urban Development Ministry will announce the list of 40 smart cities by June-end the.