SMART CITY PROJECTS


General EssaysCentre asks states to focus on impactful and PPP based smart city projects.
  • Central Government has asked the states to focus on early implementation of smart city projects that have a visible and transformative impact in the lives of Citizens.

Smart City:
City with all core infrastructures and provides a decent quality of life to its citizens, a clean and sustainable environment and IT enabled services.

Smart City Mission:
One of the three flagship urban missions launched by Govt of India, with a mission to develop 100 cities all over the country making them Citizen friendly and sustainable.

In news:
  • Central Government has announced the names of 13 cities, in the second round, with this till now government has selected 33 cities under stage 2 criteria.
  • The 100 potential smart cities were already nominated based on stage 1 criteria.
  • Of 731 smart city projects, implementation has started in 49 (6.7%) and 24 projects (3.3%) have been completed.
  • Government has listed some core infrastructure needs of smart cities
  1. Adequate water supply.
  2. Assured Electricity Supply.
  3. Sanitation, including Solid waste management.
  4. Efficient urban mobility and public transport.
  5. Affordable housing, especially for the poor.
  6. Robust IT connectivity and digitalization.
  7. Good Governance, especially e-Governance and Citizen participation.
  8. Sustainable environment.
  9. Safety and security of citizens, particularly women, children and the elderly.
  10. Health and Education.

Recently Government asked states and UTS to speed up work on 370 PPP projects.
The impactful projects identified range from building 40 outdoor fitness centers in New Delhi Municipal Council area.

Some of major PPP smart city projects are Bhubaneswar (affordable housing), Rajpur (Urban Plaza), Bilaspur (Markets development), Amritsar (Urban space development), Coimbatore (water supply), Warangal (Bus stand) and Bengaluru (Tourism and Recreation infrastructure).

How Many Smart Cities in Each State/UT?
The total number of 100 smart cities have been distributed among the States and UTs on the basis of an equitable criteria. The formula gives equal weightage (50:50) to urban population of the State/UT and the number of statutory towns in the State/UT.

Based on this formula, each State/UT will, therefore, have a certain number of potential smart cities, with each State/UT having at least one. This distribution is given below. The number of potential Smart Cities from each State/UT will be capped at the indicated number. (This distribution formula has also been used for allocation of funds under Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation - AMRUT).

The distribution of smart cities will be reviewed after two years of the implementation of the Mission. Based on an assessment of the performance of States/ULBs in the Challenge, some re-allocation of the remaining potential smart cities among States may be required to be done by MoUD.

Number of cities allocated to States based on urban population and number of statutory towns

State/ UT

No. of cities

A & N Islands

1

Andhra Pradesh

3

Arunachal Pradesh

1

Assam

1

Bihar

3

Chandigarh

1

Chhattisgarh

2

Daman & Diu

1

Dadra & Nagar Haveli

1

Delhi

1

Goa

1

Gujarat

6

Haryana

2

Himachal Pradesh

1

Jammu & Kashmir

1

Jharkhand

1

Karnataka

6

Kerala

1

Lakshadweep

1

Madhya Pradesh

7

Maharashtra

10

Manipur

1

Meghalaya

1

Mizoram

1

Nagaland

1

Odisha

2

Puducherry

1

Punjab

3

Rajasthan

4

Sikkim

1

Tamil Nadu

12

Telangana

2

Tripura

1

Uttar Pradesh

13

Uttarakhand

1

West Bengal

4

Grand Total

100

Published on 10/9/2017 2:03:00 PM
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