Govt extends Smart Cities Mission timeline to 2023

What is the News?

The Centre has extended the timeline for the implementation of the Smart Cities Mission to June 2023.

What is the Smart Cities Mission?

The Smart Cities Mission was launched by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs in 2015.

Type: Centrally Sponsored Scheme.

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What is a Smart City?

There is no standard definition or template of a smart city.  In the context of our country, the six fundamental principles on which the concept of Smart Cities is based are:

Source: Smartcities.gov
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Source: This post is based on the article Govt extends Smart Cities Mission timeline to 2023published in Indian Express on 2nd December 2021.

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