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Smart Cities ranking: Surat tops while UTs and N-E cities in bottom 10

  • Published
    15th Nov, 2023
Context

The selected cities were expected to finish all their proposed projects in five years from their selection. Present Ranking is based on project completion.

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Smart Cities Mission and related projects

  • Launched in 2015, the Smart Cities Mission selected 100 cities through a competition in phases from January 2016 to June 2018.
  • The selected cities were expected to finish all their proposed projects in five years from their selection. In May this year, the deadline for all cities was extended to June 2024.

Current Status

  • Data is released by the Housing and Urban Affairs Ministry.
  • Cities in Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Rajasthan account for the top 10 in terms of completion of projects and financial progress, while UTs and cities in Northeastern states are in the lowest 10 of the 100.
  • Surat(Gujarat) topped in terms of completion of projects, fund usage and other criteria, followed by Agra (UP), Ahmedabad (Gujarat), Varanasi (UP) and Bhopal (MP) in the top five. The rest of the top 10 include Tumakuru (Karnataka), Udaipur (Rajasthan), Madurai (TN), Kota (Rajasthan) and Shivamogga (Karnataka).
  • However the smaller cities continue to trail due to lack of capacity.

Smart Cities Mission

  • The objective is to promote cities that provide core infrastructure, clean and sustainable environment and give a decent quality of life to their citizens through the application of ‘smart solutions’.
  • To drive economic growth and improve quality of life through comprehensive work on social, economic, physical and institutional pillars of the city.
  • The focus is on sustainable and inclusive development by creation of replicable models which act as lighthouses to other aspiring cities. 100 cities have been selected to be developed as Smart Cities through a two-stage competition.
  • It is operated as a Centrally Sponsored Scheme.
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