Govt. of India

Smart Cities Mission

The Smart Cities Mission is launched by Prime Minister Shri. Narendra Modi, Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India. The Union Cabinet on 29 April 2015 gave its nod for Smart Cities Mission with an outlay of 48000 crore rupees over the next five years.Smart Cities Mission is aimed at developing 100 smart cities across the country. Under this mission, Indian Government is intended to build 100 smart cities across the country by promoting smart solutions for efficient use of available assets, resources, and infrastructure with the objective of enhancing the quality of urban life and providing a clean and sustainable environment. The approach of the Smart Cities Mission is to promote cities that provide core infrastructure and give a decent quality of life to its citizens, a clean and sustainable environment and application of ‘Smart’ Solutions. Indian citizen will be going to get decent quality of life, good environment and multiple benefits which are mentioned in below article

Benefits of Smart Cities Mission:

  • Smart Cities Mission provides benefits in multiple ways like mentioned below
  • Housing and inclusiveness: Expand housing opportunities for all
  • Creating walkable localities: Reduce congestion, air pollution, and resource depletion, boost the local economy, promote interactions and ensure security. The road network is created or refurbished not only for vehicles and public transport, but also for pedestrians and cyclists, and necessary administrative services are offered within walking or cycling distance
  • Preserving and developing open spaces: Parks, playgrounds, and recreational spaces in order to enhance the quality of life of citizens, reduce the urban heat effects in Areas and generally promote eco-balance
  • Promoting a variety of transport options: Transit Oriented Development (TOD), public transport and last mile para-transport connectivity
  • Giving an identity to the city: Based on its main economic activity, such as local cuisine, health, education, arts and crafts, culture, sports goods, furniture, hosiery, textile, dairy, etc.
  • Making governance citizen-friendly and cost-effective
  • Increasingly rely on online services to bring about accountability and transparency, especially using mobiles to reduce cost of services and providing services without having to go to municipal offices
  • Free Wi-Fi and other digital services

Implementation of Smart Cities Mission:

  1. The implementation of the Mission at the City level will be done by a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) created for the purpose. The SPV will plan, appraise, approve, release funds, implement, manage, operate, monitor and evaluate the Smart City development projects. Each smart city will have an SPV which will be headed by a full-time CEO and have nominees of Central Government, State Government and ULB on its Board
  2. Responsible authorities at different level mentioned below
  3. City Level: District Collector, MP, MLA, Mayor, CEO of SPV, local youths, technical experts etc.
  4. State Level: State Level High Powered Steering Committee (HPSC) chaired by the
  5. Chief Secretary he/she may be Principal Secretary, Finance or Principal Secretary etc. Planning
  6. National Level: Apex Committee and National Mission Directorate
  7. Apex Committee headed by the secretary ministry of urban development

References & details:

  1. For more details regarding documents and other help please visit official website: http://smartcities.gov.in/#
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