The information was given by the Minister of State in the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, Shri Kaushal Kishore, in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha today.
GN Bureau | November 30, 2021
The Minister of State, Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs(MoHUA), Kaushal Kishore recently shared information in the Rajya Sabha, stating the central government successfully completed 3000 smart cities projects across the country worth INR 53,575 crores so far.
As per records till 12 November 2021, the Central Government has released ₹ 27,235 crores to States/Union Territories for their Smart Cities projects. These Smart Cities have tendered out 6,452 projects worth ₹ 1,84,998 crores;out of which work orders have been issued in 5,809 projects worth ₹ 1,56,571 crore and 3,131 of those projects worth ₹ 53,175 crore have been completed successfully.
The Smart Cities Mission (SCM) launched by Government of India, on 25 June 2015 for development of 100 cities as Smart Cities. The cities were selected through four rounds of competition from January 2016 to June 2018. As on 12 November 2021.
Out of 1,910 projects worth ₹ 58,880 crore that were part of the Smart City Proposals(SCPs) of Smart Cities selected in Round-1, 1,768 projects (93%) worth ₹ 47,006 crore (80%) have either been completed or are under implementation. The period of implementation of SCM has been extended up to June 2023 and all Round-I cities are expected to complete their projects within the deadline.
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