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MOUD RELEASES MODEL AOA FOR CITY LEVEL SPV TO BE SETUP UNDER SMART CITIES MISSION

Implementation of the Smart City Mission at the City level will be done by a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) created for the purpose. The SPV will plan, appraise, approve, release funds, implement, manage, operate, monitor and evaluate the Smart City development projects. The SPV will be a limited company incorporated under the Companies Act, 2013 at the city-level, in which the State/UT and the ULB will be the promoters having 50:50 equity shareholding. The affairs of the Company will be regulated by an Articles of Association (AoA) which shall include structure...
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SMART CITY PLANS THROW UP A RANGE OF VISION STATEMENTS

Smart City Plans for 95 cities received in the Ministry of Urban Development have thrown up a variety of vision statements ranging from becoming clean and green to being a multi-functional tribal hub. A perusal of Smart City Plans of 50 cities revealed that 11 cities aimed at emerging as clean, green and sustainable cities followed by 9 cities seeking to leverage rich cultural heritage legacy for stimulating development, 8 cities stating economic growth and development upfront as the core of their vision and the rest seeking to emerge as...
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“A CITY IN FLORIDA LAUNCHES SMART TOURISM APP”

Civic Resource Group International (CRG) and the Downtown Development Authority of Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (DDA) today announced the completion of the DDA’s modernizing Smart City initiative. The joint collaboration achieves the goal of designing and delivering a mobile solution that provides instant, multi-aspect navigation data. Residents, visitors and tourists in the city of Fort Lauderdale now have access to a broad variety of digital sources of information. The two organizations are pioneering the first complete multifunction solution that supports Smart and Sustainable Urban Mobility, as well as Travel and Tourism...
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SMART CITY PROPOSAL (SCP) TEMPLATE RELEASED BY MOUD

After completion of stage-1 of the smart cities challenge, states/ULBs have to prepare for the stage-2 of the competition. In accordance to para 9.1.2 of smart cities mission (SCM) guidelines, each of the potential 100 smart cities have to prepare their smart city proposals (SCP). Moreover, the SCP will be assessed on a set of fair, objective & transparent evaluation criteria (Annexure 4) by a committee consisting of a panel of national & international experts, organisations & institutions. The MoUD has designed a standardised template for use of states/ ULBs...
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CANADA TO INVEST PENSION FUNDS (USD 750BN) IN URBAN PROJECTS

Canada is keen on investing its pension funds in urban development and infrastructure projects in India and will be opening an office in this regard in Mumbai next month. This was stated by High Commissioner of Canada Nadir Patel during his meeting with Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu here today. The High Commissioner also informed that his government is thinking of entering into a Bilateral Investment Policy Agreement with India. Patel said that Canadian government has about USD 750 billion of pension fund and is looking at huge investment...
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RAO INDERJIT SINGH, SHARAD PAWAR MEET M VENKAIAH NAIDU TO DISCUSS SMART CITY MISSION

Minister of Planning Rao Inderjit Singh and NCP leader Sharad Pawar recently met Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu and discussed implementation of Smart City Mission including selection of cities in different states.Singh informed Naidu that Gurgaon in Haryana is a major city and deserved to be developed as a Smart City, according to senior UD Ministry official.  He said that Gurgaon is important for development of Haryana as it generates about 70 per cent of the state’s revenues. Singh sought technical support from UD Ministry for developing Gurgaon as...
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SHRI M. VENKAIAH NAIDU ANNOUNCES 98 SELECTED SMART CITY NOMINEES

Minister of Urban development Shri M Venkaiah Naidu today announced the following list of cities and towns selected under smart cities mission. The State/UT wise list is given below: Shri Naidu gave details of profiles of all the selected cities and towns in terms of population and characters of each city/town. He informed that: -24 cities are capital cities; -24 are business and industrial centres; -18 are of cultural and tourism importance; -5 are port cities and three are educational and healthcare hubs. In terms of population ; -8 have...
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VENKAIAH NAIDU HITS BACK AT KARNATAKA CM SIDDARAMAIAH OVER ‘SMART CITY’ ISSUE

Hitting back at Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu RPT Venkaiah Naidu today said the state itself had not proposed Bengaluru for “Smart Cities Mission” and the Centre was committed to make it a “great city” even if the ruling Congress did not want it to be so. “It is a lie and contrary to facts,” Union Urban Development Minister Naidu said in a sharp rejoinder to Siddaramaiah’s charge in the run-up to the August 22 city civic body polls that the central ministers from Karnataka, including Naidu, did...
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