Credit rating may join list of parameters for smart cities

One week deadline given to all states and UTs to provide their suggestions on the proposed parameters

pragya

Praggya Guptaa | September 16, 2014



The ministry of urban development has received some useful suggestions about the selection criteria for smart cities scheme. In a conference on the flagship scheme of the NDA government, urban development ministers and secretaries from states and union territories has urged the centre to include credit worthiness/rating of a city and narrowing down the population limit.

Few states demanded an incentive structure for better performers and a few wanted special statuses. States also proposed for a step by step implementation of the smart city scheme, contrary to the way Jawaharlal Nehru national urban renewal mission (JnNURM) was implemented. Proposal for affordable rental housing was also deliberated in the meeting.

Venkaiah Naidu, union minister for urban development, while addressing the states’ functionaries on Friday, emphasised on developing an economic model around smart cities to make them self-sustainable. He also said the budget for a smart city would be sanctioned after receiving a detailed plan from the state. “To make a smart project a reality, we have to marry all the contradiction and work together to achieve the goal,” Naidu said.

The ministry has given a deadline of one week to all states and UTs to submit their suggestions on the proposed parameters, thereafter draft will be refined and presented by the MoUD to prime minister Narendra Modi.

According to a draft concept note on the smart scheme released by the MoUD on September 12, the current list of parameters for selection of smart cities includes nine cities with one satellite city each with a population of four million people, 44 cities in the population range of 1-4 million people, all state UTs capital irrespective of population, 10 cities of tourist and religious importance, 20 cities with 0.5 to 1.0 million population.

Comments

 

Other News

Sowing wheat earlier can help increase yields in India: US researcher

Yield gaps in wheat production in India can be countered with an earlier sowing date, says a University of Michigan researcher.   Using a new way to measure wheat yields, Meha Jain, assistant professor at the U-M School for Environment and Sustainability, found that the wheat yie

Giving birth as a Baiga

Kharpariya village, about 50 km from the headquarters town of Madhya Pradesh’s Mandla district, is like many villages in the region, home to the Baiga, deemed a particularly vulnerable tribal group (PVTG) for whom permanent contraception methods are banned to prevent extinction. However, care for p

Being the prime minister’s brother

Somabhai Modi says he remembers only one occasion when he offered his younger brother prime minister Narendra Modi advice regarding work. This, he says, was when Modi was chief minister of Gujarat. After one of his weekly grievance redressal sessions, the then chief minister had enquired after the well-b

Should ration cards not linked to Aadhaar be rendered ineligible?

Should ration cards not linked to Aadhaar be rendered ineligible?

INS Kiltan commissioned into Indian Navy

 INS Kiltan, the third anti-submarine warfare (ASW) stealth corvette built under project 28 (Kamorta class), was commissioned into the Indian Navy by defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman at the naval dockyard in Visakhapatnam.    The anti-submarine warfare stealth corvet

SAIL`s special grade steel used to build stealth corvette

Maharatna enterprise, Steel Authority of India Ltd. (SAIL) has supplied defence grade micro-alloyed grade of steel (DMR 249A) steel plates for the indigenously built anti-submarine warfare (ASW) stealth corvette INS-Kiltan commissioned into Indian Navy.    SAIL’s integ



Video

Grand Diwali celebrations in Ayodhaya on eve of diwali

Current Issue

Opinion

Facebook    Twitter    Google Plus    Linkedin    Subscribe Newsletter

Twitter