India's Smart City List

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In June 2015, the 'Smart City' Mission was launched by our Prime Minister Narendra Modi with a vision to develop 100 cities across the country to make them citizen friendly and sustainable. Now, having said that, there is no exact definition of "what is a smart city?".

As per the official document released by the government. "It (Smart City)means different things to different people. The conceptualisation of Smart City, therefore, varies from city to city and country to country, depending on the level of development, willingness to change and reform, resources and aspirations of the city residents."

What is the "Smart City Mission"?

The idea is to develop 100 cities as models for their nearby cities and towns. It is not a project where the government is funding states for urban development; it is how the cities have interpreted "smartness."

Each state or country for that matter has a different perspective of a smart city. Indian cities would emphasize on adequate water supply or better infrastructure when compared to a country whose demography is very different.

Smart City Challenge

The Union Ministry of Urban Development is carrying on the whole mission with the state governments. This is the first time a competition has been the deciding factor for choosing cities to fund.

There was a "Smart Cities Challenge" that took place where state governments nominated their cities to compete against each other to receive the benefits of the mission. All states and Union territories except West Bengal are participants of this mission. West Bengal was also a part of it before its state government decided to opt out of it.

 

The "Smart" Plan

It is a five-year program (2017-2022) where Financial aid will be given to cities by central and state governments. The results will be seen from 2022.

Each city selected will create a company with a CEO to implement the mission. The State and Central government will each provide the city with Rs 500 crore for the mission. So this means a total of Rs 1,000 crores in funding from both.

The projects may be executed through joint ventures, subsidiaries, public-private partnership (PPP), turnkey contracts, etc. suitably dovetailed with revenue streams. The additional fund will be raised from the financial market as debt or equity.

 

The First List (January 2016)

20 cities were selected out of 98 nominations in the first round of the challenge. These were called "light houses" meaning they would act as aspiring models for other cities.

RankCity State/UT
1BhubaneswarOdisha
2PuneMaharashtra
3JaipurRajasthan
4SuratGujarat
5KochiKerala
6AhmedabadGujarat
7JabalpurMadhya Pradesh
8VisakhapatnamAndhra Pradesh
9SolapurMaharashtra
10DavangereKarnataka
11IndoreMadhya Pradesh
12New DelhiNew Delhi
13CoimbatoreTamil Nadu
14KakinadaAndhra Pradesh
15BelgaumKarnataka
16UdaipurRajasthan
17GuwahatiAssam
18ChennaiTamil Nadu
19LudhianaPunjab
20BhopalMadhya Pradesh

The Second List

RankCity State/UT
1Lucknow Uttar Pradesh
2Bhagalpur Bihar
3Faridabad Haryana
4Chandigarh Chandigarh
5Raipur Chhattisgarh 
6RanchiJharkhand 
7Dharamasala Himachal Pradesh 
8Warangal Telangana
9Panaji Goa 
10Agartala Tripura 
11ImphalManipur 
12Port Blair Andaman & Nicobar 
13New Town Kolkata*West Bengal

The Third List (September 2016)

RankCity State/UT
1AmritsarPunjab
2KalyanMaharashtra
3UjjainMadhya Pradesh
4TirupatiAndhra Pradesh
5NagpurMaharashtra
6MangaloreKarnataka
7VelloreTamil Nadu
8ThaneMaharashtra
9GwaliorMadhya Pradesh
10AgraUttar Pradesh
11NashikMaharashtra
12RaurkelaOdisha
13KanpurUttar Pradesh
14MaduraiTamil Nadu
15TumakuruKarnataka
16KotaRajasthan
17ThanjavurTamil Nadu
18NamchiSikkim
19JalandharPunjab
20ShimogaKarnataka
21SalemTamil Nadu
22AjmerRajasthan
23VaranasiUttar Pradesh
24KohimaNagaland
25Hubli-DharwadKarnataka
26AurangabadMaharashtra
27VadodaraGujarat

The Fourth List (June 2017)

RankCity State/UT
1ThiruvananthapuramKerala
2Naya RaipurChhattisgarh
3RajkotGujarat
4AmravatiMaharashtra [29]
5PatnaBihar
6KarimnagarTelengana
7MuzaffarpurBihar
8PuducherryPondicherry
9GandhinagarGujarat
10SrinagarJammu and Kashmir
11SagarMadhya Pradesh
12KarnalHaryana
13SatnaMadhya Pradesh
14BangaloreKarnataka
15ShimlaHimachal Pradesh
16DehradunUttarakhand
17TiruppurTamil Nadu
18Pimpri ChinchwadMaharashtra
19BilaspurChhattisgarh
20PasighatArunachal Pradesh
21JammuJammu and Kashmir
22DahodGujarat
23TirunelveliTamil Nadu
24ThoothukudiTamil Nadu
25TiruchirappalliTamil Nadu
26JhansiUttar Pradesh
27AizawlMizoram
28AllahabadUttar Pradesh
29AligarhUttar Pradesh
30GangtokSikkim

The Fifth List (January 2018)

CityState/ UT
BareillyUttar Pradesh
MoradabadUttar Pradesh
SaharanpurUttar Pradesh
ErodeTamil Nadu
Bihar SharifBihar
SilvasaDadra and Nagar Haveli
DiuDaman and Diu
KavaratiLakshdweep
ItanagarArunachal Pradesh

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