Medilytix Bureau:

The Minister of Housing and Urban Affairs, Shri Hardeep Singh Puri in a written reply to a question in the Rajya Sabha today informed that the Government of India launched Smart Cities Mission (SCM) on 25 June 2015. 100 Smart Cities have been selected through 4 rounds of competition from January 2016 to June 2018. As per SCM Guidelines, Central Government will provide financial support to the extent of ₹ 48,000 crore over five years i.e., on an average ₹ 100 crore per city per year. An equal amount on a matching basis will be contributed by the State Government/Urban Local Body (ULB).

As on 21 January 2022, these Smart Cities have tendered out 6,721 projects worth ₹ 1,88,507 crore; work orders have been issued in 6,124 projects worth ₹ 1,62,908 crore; 3,421 projects worth ₹ 58,735 crore have been completed. As on 21 January 2022, Government of India has released ₹ 28,413.60 crore for 100 Smart Cities, out of which ₹ 23,668.27 crore (83%) has been utilized. Presently, there is no proposal under consideration of the Government for adding more cities under SCM.

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