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Smart cities: Madhya Pradesh tops; UP, Bihar, Bengal left out

January 29, 2016 12:10 IST

First tranche of central funding of Rs 200-cr each to come in FY16 for cities that meet all criteria.

Image: Bhubaneswar gets top rank. Photograph, courtesy: Sambit 1982/Wikimedia Commons
 
 

Star city of the show: Bhubaneswar gets top rank

Smartest state: Madhya Pradesh. 3 of its cities (Bhopal, Indore, Jabalpur) in top 20

Runners up with 2 cities each: Gujarat (Ahmedabad, Surat), Rajasthan (Jaipur, Udaipur), Maharashtra (Pune, Solapur), Karnataka (Devanagere, Belagavi), Andhra Pradesh (Visakhapatnam, Kakinada), Tamil Nadu (Chennai, Coimbatore)

Others who made it to top 20: NDMC area (Delhi), Guwahati (Assam), Ludhiana (Punjab), Kochi (Kerala)

States left out in round one: Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, West Bengal


Other misses: PM 's LS constituency Varanasi at no. 96
 

Funding: First tranche of central funding of Rs 200-cr each to come in FY16 for those who meet all criteria

Factors considered: Citizen participation, feasibility, plan, vision and performance

How to smarten up: 18 have proposed retrofitting, 1 redevelopment, and 1 a combination of the two


Money to be spent on: Intelligent transport solutions; management of water, energy, solid waste; e-governance; smart health and education services


Definition: A city that enables a decent life to citizens, sustainable environment and adoption of smart solutions
 

FINE PRINT: No end date for the project; 23 states/UTs, which do not figure in the top 20, get time till April 15 to fast-track plans; more than 10 cities in the top 20 will have to upgrade their proposal

Source: MoUD

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