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. Click here to read more about Smart Cities… Continue reading Govt extends Smart Cities Mission timeline to 2023

The new urban

Relevance: Distinctive features of government’s key schemes related to urban planning and development  Synopsis: Completion of six years of implementation of three major flagship missions of the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs — the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban), Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) and Smart Cities Mission.  Special feature of all these missions  Cooperative… Continue reading The new urban

Smart Cities Mission opens registration for India Cycles4Change Challenge

News: The Smart Cities Mission has opened the registration for India Cycles4Change Challenge. Facts: The challenge was launched by the Union Minister of Housing and Urban Affairs. Aim: To help cities connect with their citizens as well as experts to develop a unified vision to promote cycling. Additional Facts: Smart Cities Mission: Launched Year: 2015 … Continue reading Smart Cities Mission opens registration for India Cycles4Change Challenge

Saiyam app

News:The mobile application Saiyam has been developed by the Pune Municipal Corporation under the Smart Cities Mission. Facts: Aim:To effectively track the home-quarantined citizens and ensure that they are staying in the home. Under this,citizens movements are monitored centrally through GPS and are marked as Red, Amber or Green. Red signifies that the person has… Continue reading Saiyam app

Urban Ministry devises smart city plan for top 20 to help bottom 20

News: The Union Housing and Urban Affairs Ministry has adopted a 20-20 formula to implement Smart Cities Mission. Facts: About 20-20 plan 20 best performing cities (according to internal rankings) have been paired up with the 20 bottom cities and they will work as “sister cities”. The pairing has been done on the basis of… Continue reading Urban Ministry devises smart city plan for top 20 to help bottom 20

Smart Cities Mission and AMRUT

News:The second round of the Smart Cities Mission and the Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation(AMRUT) were being considered and could be rolled out in 2020. Facts: About About Smart Cities Mission: Smart Cities Mission was launched in 2015.It aims to develop 100 smart cities across the country by 2022 making them citizen friendly… Continue reading Smart Cities Mission and AMRUT