Smart Cities Mission--a few points for INTERIVEWS AND EXAMS
Smart Cities Mission
· 20 cities will be shortlisted for the Smart City project in the first phase.
· 40 others will be selected in the next phase followed by 40 more later on.
· Smart Cities are intended to enhance the quality of urban life by providing a clean and sustainable environment with 24-hour water and power supply.
· Sanitation and solid waste management, efficient urban mobility and public transportation, affordable housing for poor, and robust IT connectivity among others are essential features.
· Smart City aspirants will be selected through a “City Challenge Competition” intended to link financing with the ability of the cities to perform to achieve the mission objectives.
· Each selected city would get central assistance of`Rs.100 cr per year for five years.
· UP leads the pack as it has been given the opportunity to nominate 13 cities to be developed as smart cities. Tamil Nadu (12) comes second and Maharashtra (10) comes third.
Smart Cities Mission--a few points for INTERIVEWS AND EXAMS Reviewed by sambasivan srinivasan on 7:37:00 PM Rating: