Indian Smart Cities Mission extended till March 2025

04 July 2024
GeoSpatial World

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The Smart Cities Mission, established in India in 2015, is an innovative initiative aimed at urban development.

The mission includes competition among cities for the selection of 100 smart cities, stakeholder-driven project selection, the creation of smart city Special Purpose Vehicles, and the deployment of technology and digital solutions for urban governance.

Despite an allocated budget of ₹ 48,000 crore, the GOI has released 97% of the budget to the 100 cities, resulting in the completion of 7,188 projects amounting to ₹ 1,44,237 crore as of July 2024.