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Smart city mission: 7 North East states sign MoU with Bharat Electronics Limited

The development took place in the presence of Union Minister of State for Housing and Urban Affairs Hardeep Singh Puri and Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb.

Centre allows changes in Smart City plan, but only if they match ‘spirit of mission, aspirations of people’

It acknowledged that during the course of implementation, certain conditions may arise — technical constraints, financial issues, supply side challenges or even changes in the aspirations of people — which may necessitate a change in the project.


Gujarat: Under Smart City mission, Dahod to begin four projects

Of the four projects, work on the public transport facilities, with six new town buses, would be the first to start.

Smart City, Amrut, Swachh Bharat moving at slow pace, says finance ministry official

Dr Kumar V Pratap, Joint Secretary (Infrastructure, Policy and Finance), Ministry of Finance, also pointed out that the “own revenues” of urban local bodies in India, as a percent of GDP, is less than one per cent.

Smart City Mission: Govt releases Rs 9,940 crore to states, Maharashtra gets lion's share

Housing and Urban Affairs Minister Hardeep Singh Puri said as on January 17, there were 2,948 SMart City projects worth Rs 1.38 lakh crore in various stages of implementation, while 189 projects worth Rs 2,237 crore had been completed.

Inclusive spaces

Government needs to finetune the definition and objective of the smart city project.


The Too Smart City

The issue is not only the parachuting of consulting firms and vendors for local IT and infrastructure solutions, but that such private partnerships would necessitate a return on investments unconstrained by concerns of social equity or justice. The abolition of octroi, the once largest source of municipal revenue for many cities, has had a debilitating impact on the fiscal sovereignty of urban local bodies.

J-K CM Mehbooba Mufti welcomes selection of Srinagar in smart city mission

The decision to include the two cities in the list of smart cities was announced by the Union minister for Urban Development Venkaiah Naidu in New Delhi on Friday.

Lucknow tops new Smart City list, BJP Mayor credits Akhilesh Yadav, PM Modi

Lucknow is the Lok Sabha constituency of Home Minister Rajnath Singh who is also considered the leading contender as BJP’s chief ministerial candidate in the poll-bound state.

Smart city mission: Maharashtra ‘delays’ transfer of Union funds to implementing body

On April 10, Centre intimated the PMC that Rs 194 cr have been transferred to the state to be handed over to the SPV.