Smarty cities: Some of the parameters on the basis of which the decision was taken are feasibility, result orientation, citizen participation, smartness of proposals etc.
|The cities are:|
|1. Bhubaneshwar||11. Devangere|
|2. Pune||12. Indore|
|3. Jaipur||13. Coimbatore|
|4. Surat||14. Kakinada|
|5. Kochi||15. Belgaum|
|6. NDMC (New Delhi)||16. Udaipur|
|7. Ahmedabad||17. Guwahati|
|8. Jabalpur||18. Chennai|
|9. Vizag||19. Ludhiana|
|10. Solapur||20. Bhopal|
Smart Cities Mission of the Government is a bold, new initiative. It is meant to set examples that can be replicated both within and outside the Smart City, catalysing the creation of similar Smart Cities in various regions and parts of the country.
The core infrastructure elements in a smart city would include:
i. adequate water supply,
ii. assured electricity supply,
iii. sanitation, including solid waste management, iv. efficient urban mobility and public transport,
v. affordable housing, especially for the poor, vi. robust IT connectivity and digitalization,
vii. good governance, especially e-Governance and citizen participation, viii. sustainable environment,
ix. safety and security of citizens, particularly women, children and the elderly, and
x. health and education.