Tag: Smart City Mission

Startups to contribute to the Smart City model

The National Investment Promotion and Facilitation Agency Invest India announced about a workshop that is to be held in Pune called ‘Smart Cities Technology Showcase Day’, it is organized in partnership with the Smart Cities Mission, a Government of India initiative. The workshop is intended to bridge the gap between Smart Cities and startups, these […]

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Himachal Pradesh government approves SPV for Smart City Mission

The Himachal Pradesh Cabinet, for better implementation of programmes under the Smart City Mission, A?has decided to set up a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV). The purpose of SPV is to work as a city advisory forum. It will consist of all the stakeholders as the members who will provide support at all stages of planning […]

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Central govt announces 30 more cities under Smart City Mission

The central government has announced another list of 30 cities for development as Smart Cities taking the total cities picked so far to 90 under Smart City Mission. Keralas capital Trivandrum topped the list with Chhattisgarhs new capital Naya Raipur coming in at second. Announcing the new batch of smart cities at a National Workshop […]

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Indias Smart City Mission gets international affirmation

Government of Indias flagship initiative Smart City Mission has got its first international affirmation, with a London School of Economics study praising the governments effort, saying Indian smart cities could become lighthouses for other cities around the world. Two years after the launch of the mission to smarten up 98 cities by promoting economic growth […]

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Smart City Mission changing the approaches of city governments

Minister of Urban Development M Venkaiah Naidu has asserted that implementation of Smart City Mission is certainly changing the way the city governments are addressing issues of urban planning and execution. He spoke on various aspects of the development of smart cities in the country at the Knowledge sharing workshop on Smart Cities and Informed […]

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Digital India initiatives play a key part in Smart City mission

Digital India initiatives and schemes by the government like Aadhaar, digital lockers and computerisation of land records, are gaining momentum in the country and playing a major role in the smart cities mission, said PP. Chaudhary, Minister of State, Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology. He was speaking at the inaugural session of the 4th […]

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Pimpri Chinchwad engages citizens to assist in smart city mission

The Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation (PCMC) has engaged citizens to iron out issues like pollution, environmental hazards, unplanned growth and traffic snarls in its bid to turn Pimpri Chinchwad into a Smart City. Seeking peoples views on various issues, the civic body started a survey recently under which over two lakh citizens will be contacted […]

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Odisha to have 1300 low-cost houses under smart city mission

The state government of Odisha recently approved a proposal for construction of 1,300 low-cost houses under the Smart City Mission. The empowered committee on infrastructure (ECI) led by Chief Secretary A P Padhi allowed the smart city authorities to float a tender to attract private players to develop the project as the affordable housing scheme […]

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Vellore to promote tourism and heritage under smart city mission

The corporation of Vellore has made a decision to spruce up the Vellore fort, along with its surrounding areas under the central governments Smart City Mission in order to promote tourism and heritage of the city. Officials in the corporation stated that they had identified 1,600 acres of land in and around the Vellore fort, […]

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Centre unveils third list of cities under Smart City Mission

The centre has announced third smart list following the latest round of the Smart City Challenge competition. Out of the 63 cities, 27 have managed to bag the coveted title, with Maharashtra topping the list with five cities followed by Tamil Nadu and Karnataka. Source: Magicbricks Now

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