The Smart Cities Mission is a flagship initiative of the Government of India launched in 2015 with the aim of promoting sustainable and inclusive urban development. The mission seeks to transform Indian cities into smart cities, using technology and data-driven solutions to enhance livability, sustainability, and economic growth.
Under the Smart Cities Mission, 100 cities across India have been selected to receive funding and technical assistance from the government for the development of smart city projects. The mission aims to promote the following objectives:
- Efficient urban governance: The mission seeks to improve the efficiency and transparency of urban governance by promoting digital services and e-governance solutions.
- Sustainable urban development: The mission aims to promote sustainable urban development by focusing on environmental sustainability, energy efficiency, and green infrastructure.
- Improved quality of life: The mission seeks to enhance the quality of life of urban residents by improving access
- to basic services such as water, sanitation, and housing, and promoting the use of public spaces.
- Economic growth: The mission aims to promote economic growth in Indian cities by promoting entrepreneurship, innovation, and investment.
To achieve these objectives, the Smart Cities Mission encourages cities to develop and implement smart city projects across various sectors, such as transportation, energy, healthcare, and education. The mission also emphasizes citizen participation and engagement in the planning and implementation of smart city projects, to ensure that development is inclusive and responsive to the needs of all residents.
As of now, there are 100 cities selected under the Smart Cities Mission in India. Here is a state-wise list of those cities:
Andaman and Nicobar Islands:
- Port Blair
- Bihar Sharif
Daman and Diu:
- NDMC (New Delhi Municipal Council)
- Navi Mumbai
- New Town Kolkata