Q. Which of the following statement is NOT correct about “Smart Cities Mission”?
Explanation: Smart Cities Mission is a Centrally Sponsored Scheme (CSS) and the Central Government proposes to give financial support of on an average Rs. 100 crore per city per year.
- An equal amount, on a matching basis, will have to be contributed by the State/ULB. The Centre has extended the deadline of the mission to 2023 from the earlier deadline which was 2021. The Mission envisages covering 100 cities in five years (FY2015-16 to FY2019- 20).
- The Mission may be continued thereafter in the light of an evaluation to be done by the MoHUA and incorporating the learning’s into the Mission.
- The total numbers of 100 Smart Cities have been distributed among the States and UTs on the basis of equitable criteria.
- The formula gives equal weightage (50:50) to urban population of the State/UT and the number of statutory towns in the State/UT.
- Based on this formula, each State/UT will, therefore, have a certain number of potential Smart Cities, with each State/UT having at least one.