On the 6th Anniversary of Smart Cities Mission, the government has till date issued work orders for 5,195 projects (101% by number) worth Rs. 1,45,600 crore (71% by value).
Smart Cities Mission is a transformational mission aimed to bring about a paradigm shift in the practice of urban development in the country. Of the total proposed projects under SCM, 5,890 projects (114% by number) worth Rs. 1,78,500 crore (87% by value) have been tendered so far. 2,655 projects (51% by number) worth Rs. 45,000 crore (22% by value) have also been fully completed and are operational.
Projects developed under the Smart Cities Mission are multi-sectoral and mirror the aspirations of the local population. As on date, 69 Smart cities have developed and operationalised their Integrated Command and Control Centres (ICCCs) in the country. These operational ICCCs functioned as war-rooms for COVID-19 management, and along with other smart infrastructure developed under the mission, helped cities in fighting the pandemic through information dissemination, improving communication, predictive analysis and supporting effective management.
During the 6th Anniversary event, MoHUA (Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs) will be announcing the results of the India Smart Cities Awards Contest (ISAC) 2020. The much-awaited results under the Data Maturity Assessment Framework (DMAF) and Climate Smart Cities Assessment Framework (CSCAF) will also be released during the event.
The event will also feature release of India Smart Cities Fellowship Report, the TULIP annual report, and knowledge products developed by National Institute of Urban Affairs (NIUA).