Rajasthan has become the first state to submit smart city plans for three selected cities.
Selected cities – Udaipur, Kota and Ajmer
- Smart city Proposals were submitted by Manjit Singh, (Rajasthan’s princial secretary of urban development) to Samir Sharma (Additional secretary of urban development).
Investment outlays proposed for developing 3 cities as smart cities
Overall, Rajasthan has proposed a total investment of Rs.6, 457 cr for 5 years for developing four cities as smart cities.
- Kota – Rs.1, 493 cr
- Ajmer- Rs 1, 300 cr
- Udaipur – Rs 1,221 cr
- Rajasthan also proposed to forward the smart city plan for Jaipur with investment proposed of 2, 403 cr.
All states and UTs are expected to submit their Smart Cities plan to UD Ministry by December 15.
About Smart Cities Mission
It is flagship scheme of Modi led Government under which 100 smart cities would be built across the country in different states.
- It is aimed at to efficiently utilise available resources, assets and infrastructure in order to enhance quality of urban life and provide a clean and sustainable environment.
- 98 cities were nominated for developing as Smart Cities after the first round of intra-state competition under “City Challenge” and Smart City plans for 86 have been approved by respective states and UTs.
- For the smart cities mission, Rs. 48000 crore approved by the Government.
- Each selected city would get assistance of 100 crore rupees per year for five years from Union Government to implement the scheme.