The 100 Smart Cities Mission in India was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on June 25, 2015. Smart Cities Mission is an urban renewal and retrofitting program launched by the Government of India to develop smart cities and make them citizen friendly and sustainable. The Union Ministry of Urban Development is responsible for implementing the mission in collaboration with state governments; this is expected to complete between 2019 and 2023.
Overview of Smart Cities Mission
|Name||Smart Cities Mission|
|Launch year||27 August 2015|
|Launched by||PM Narendra Modi|
|Nodal Ministry||Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs|
|Beneficiary region||Urban Planning|
|Sector||Central sector scheme|
|Objective||to promote sustainable and inclusive cities that provide core infrastructure to give a decent quality of life|
Objective and Benefits of Smart Cities Mission
The objective of SCM is to promote cities that provide core infrastructure and give a decent quality of life to its citizens, a clean and sustainable environment through the application of ‘Smart’ solutions.