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Smart Cities Mission (SCM)

Smart Cities Mission (SCM):

The deadline for completing projects under the Smart Cities Mission (SCM) has been extended for all 100 participating cities to June 2023 due to the delays caused by COVID-19 and based on a NITI Aayog recommendation in August.

Smart Cities mission:

  • GoI launched the smart cities mission in 2015.
  • The cities were given five years to complete the projects under the mission, with the first set of Smart Cities expected to complete in 2021.
  • The objective is to integrate city functions, utilize scarce resources more efficiently, and improve the quality of life of citizens.
  • It is an innovative initiative under the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs.
  • It is a Centrally Sponsored Scheme.

Smart city is envisaged to have four pillars:

  • Social Infrastructure.
  • Physical Infrastructure.
  • Institutional Infrastructure (including Governance).
  • Economic Infrastructure.

Of the total proposed projects under this mission, 5,924 projects have been tendered, work orders have been issued for 5,236 and 2,665 projects are fully operational.

  • 212 PPP projects worth Rs. 24,964 crore have been grounded/completed
  • 70 Smart cities have developed. operationalized their Integrated Command and Control Centres (ICCCs) in the country.