Readers only offer: Get additional Rs 200 off on 'The Better Home' powerful natural cleaners. Shop Now
X
Centre Releases List of First 20 Smart Cities. Is Your City Among Them?

Centre Releases List of First 20 Smart Cities. Is Your City Among Them?

Out of the 98 shortlisted for the ‘Smart Cities Mission’, the Union government has released the names of the first 20 that will be funded and developed by it.

A smart city uses information and communication technologies to enhance quality of urban services. It aims to reduce costs and increase citizen engagement.

The cities are – Bhubaneswar, Pune, Jaipur, Surat, Kochi, Ahmedabad, Jabalpur, Visakhapatnam, Solapur, Davangere, Indore, New Delhi, Coimbatore, Kakinada, Belgaum, Udaipur, Guwahati, Chennai, Ludhiana, and Bhopal.

Minister of Urban Development Venkaiah Naidu released the list on Thursday.

 

Video source: Twitter
He told Scroll that these cities were selected on the basis of feasibility, smartness of the proposal, and performance indicators among other factors.

The selected cities will get an investment of Rs. 50, 802 crore for a five-year period. With this investment, the focus will be on assured water and power supply, efficient public transport system, e-governance, solid waste management etc.

The Cabinet had approved the smart cities plan in 2015. The cities brought out the proposals after holding consultations with the public.

Featured image source: Wikimedia, Wikimedia, Wikimedia

Like this story? Or have something to share? Write to us: contact@thebetterindia.com, or connect with us on Facebook and Twitter (@thebetterindia).

Let’s be friends :)
Sign in to get free benefits
  • Get positive news daily on email
  • Join our community of positive ambassadors
  • Become a part of the positive movement
X
Before you go...

We have a favor to ask.

Our teams put in a lot of effort to create the content you love at The Better India.

The Better Home is a range of safe and eco-friendly home cleaners by The Better India. We put out curated content on our Instagram account- green living hacks, green innovations, leading a no-tox life and heroes in the sustainability space.

It would help us if you can follow our Instagram handle and spread the word around.