Smart Cities Mission
|Smart Cities Mission|
Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the launch of Smart Cities Mission, Pune; June 2016
|Prime Minister(s)||Narendra Modi|
|Ministry||Ministry of Urban Development|
|Key people||Narendra Modi|
|Funding||₹98,000 crore (US$14 billion)|
Smart Cities Mission, sometimes referred to as Smart City Mission, is an urban renewal and retrofitting program by the Government of India with the mission to develop 100 smart cities across the country making them citizen friendly and sustainable. The Union Ministry of Urban Development is responsible for implementing the mission in collaboration with the state governments of the respective cities.
- 1 Description
- 2 History
- 3 Smart City Challenge
- 4 List of cities nominated by states for the smart city challenge
- 5 1st Round winners – Selection of 20 Smart Cities
- 6 2nd Round winners – Selection of 13 Smart Cities
- 7 3rd round winners – Selection of 27 Smart Cities
- 8 4th round winners – Selection of 30 Smart Cities
- 9 5th round winners – Selection of 9 Smart Cities
- 10 References
- 11 External links
- 12 Smart Cities Map
Smart Cities Mission envisions developing an area within 100 cities in the country as model areas based on an area development plan, which is expected to have a rub-off effect on other parts of the city, and nearby cities and towns. Cities will be selected based on the Smart Cities challenge, where cities will compete in a countrywide competition to obtain the benefits from this mission. As of January 2018, 99 cities have been selected to be upgraded as part of the Smart Cities Mission after they defeated other cities in the challenge.
It is a five-year program in which, except for West Bengal, all of the Indian states and Union territories are participating by nominating at least one city for the Smart Cities challenge. Financial aid will be given by the central and state governments between 2017-2022 to the cities, and the mission will start showing results from 2022 onwards.
Each city will create a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV), headed by a full-time CEO, to implement the Smart Cities Mission. Centre and state government will provide ₹1,000 crore (US$140 million) funding to the company, as equal contribution of ₹500 crore (US$72 million) each. The company has to raise additional funds from the financial market as a debt or equity.
"100 Smart Cities Mission" was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 25 June 2015. A total of ₹98,000 crore (US$14 billion) has been approved by the Indian Cabinet for the development of 100 smart cities and the rejuvenation of 500 others. ₹48,000 crore (US$6.9 billion) for the Smart Cities mission and a total funding of ₹50,000 crore (US$7.2 billion) for the Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) have been approved by the Cabinet.
In the 2014 Union budget of India, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley allocated ₹7,016 crore (US$1.0 billion) for the 150 smart cities. However, only ₹924 crore (US$130 million) of the allocated amount could be spent until February 2015. Hence, the 2015 Union budget of India allocated only ₹143 crore (US$21 million) for the project.
The first batch of 20 cities was selected. Known as 20 Lighthouse Cities in the first round of the All India City Challenge competition, they will be provided with central assistance of ₹200 crore (US$29 million) each during this financial year followed by ₹100 crore (US$14 million) per year during the next three years. The Urban Development Ministry had earlier released ₹2 crore (US$290,000) each to mission cities for preparation of Smart City Plans.
Smart City Challenge
The Ministry of Urban Development (MoUD) program used a competition-based method as a means for selecting cities for funding, based on an area-based development strategy. Cities competed at the state level with other cities within the state. Then the state-level winner competed at the national level Smart City Challenge. Cities obtaining the highest marks in a particular round were chosen to be part of the mission.
The state governments were asked to nominate potential cities based on state-level competition, with overall cities across India limited to 100. In August 2015 the Ministry of Urban Development released the list of 98 nominees sent in by state governments.
All the participating cities from West Bengal (New Town, Kolkata, Bidhannagar, Durgapur, Haldia) have withdrawn from the Smart Cities Mission. Mumbai and Navi Mumbai from Maharashtra have also been withdrawn from the Smart Cities Mission.
List of cities nominated by states for the smart city challenge
There are 98 nominated by states national level smart cities challenge, based on state level competition. 100 cities were supposed to be nominated but Jammu and Kashmir and Uttar Pradesh did not use one slot each.
- Jammu & Kashmir was allocated one city but it could not submit the proposal on-time for the first round of the challenge.
- All cities from West Bengal have withdrawn from the Smart Cities Mission.
- Mumbai and Navi Mumbai have withdrawn from the Smart Cities Mission.
1st Round winners – Selection of 20 Smart Cities
Minister of Urban Development) Shri Venkaiah Naidu announced the selected top 20 from among the 98 nominated cities on 28 January 2016. Bhubaneswar topped the list of the top 20, followed by Pune and Jaipur.
|Ranking||Cities Shortlisted||Name of State/UT|
|12||New Delhi||New Delhi|
2nd Round winners – Selection of 13 Smart Cities
|S. No.||Name of City||Name of State/UT|
|12||Port Blair||Andaman & Nicobar|
|13||New Town Kolkata*||West Bengal|
* New Town Kolkata has withdrawn from the Smart Cities Mission after the Bengal government decided to withdraw all cities from the competition. It has rejected ₹1,000 crore to be given for development of the city as smart city.
3rd round winners – Selection of 27 Smart Cities
In this round state capital cities Patna, Thiruvananthapuram, Bengaluru, Amaravati, Itanagar, Gangtok, Shimla, Naya Raipur were allowed to compete in the Smart Cities challenge above and beyond the quota allocated to the state. It has also allowed the governments of Jammu and Kashmir and Uttar Pradesh to nominate two cities each — Jammu and Srinagar, and Rae Bareli and Meerut respectively — in contravention of the rules. Overall 110 cities will compete for the 100 slots.
The following is the third smart city list:
|S. No.||Cities Shortlisted||Name of State/UT|
4th round winners – Selection of 30 Smart Cities
The following are the cities included in the Smart Cities Mission in 4th round:
|S. No.||Name of City||Name of State/UT|
|10||Srinagar||Jammu and Kashmir|
|21||Jammu||Jammu and Kashmir|
5th round winners – Selection of 9 Smart Cities
There is now a total of 99 cities which have been added to the Smart Cities Mission. The following are the cities included in the 5th round:
|S. No.||Name of cities||Name of State/UT|
|6||Silvassa||Dadra and Nagar Haveli|
|7||Diu||Daman and Diu|
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- Official Website
- News on Smart City Mission
- Smart Cities Challenges
- Ministry of Urban Development
- What is Smart City - according to the Smart city mission
- Smart Cities: Mission Statement & Guidelines