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Smart City

Smart City:

Smart Cities Mission is an urban renewal and retrofitting program by the Government of India with a mission to develop 100 cities all over the country making them citizen friendly and sustainable. The Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs is responsible for implementing the mission in collaboration with the state governments of the respective cities. The Government has a vision of developing 100 smart cities as satellite towns of larger cities by modernizing the existing mid-sized cities.


Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA):- In 2017, the Ministry of Housing and Poverty Alleviation, and the Ministry of Urban Development were combined to form the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs. The Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs formulates policies, coordinates activities of various agencies (at the state and municipal level) and monitors programmes in the area of urban development. It also provides states and urban local bodies (ULBs) with financial assistance through various centrally supported schemes. For more information, please click here

Standards Development Organizations:

Civil Engineering Division Council (CEDC): BIS:- The Civil Engineering Division Council (CEDC), of BIS is responsible for preparation of Smart City indicators in India. The work scope of CEDC is as follows: ‘Standardization in field of Civil Engineering including structural engineering, building materials and components, planning, design, construction and maintenance of civil engineering structures and built environment, construction practices, safety in building; but excluding those subjects which specifically relate to Water Resources Development and Management’. The Division Council is working towards achieving the above goal through its Sectional Committees covering wide range of subjects for basic building materials, design and construction to very high technical areas like Offshore Installations, Ports and Harbours, Cyclone Resistant Structures, etc. For more information please click here

Electronics and Information Technology Division Council (LITD): BIS LITD 28 of BIS on Smart Infrastructure is responsible for standardization in the field of Smart Cities (Electro-technical and ICT aspects) and related domains including Smart Home/Building and Active assisted living. It is a mirror committee of IEC TC-SyC SC- (P): Smart Cities ;IEC TC-SyC SC- (P): Active Assisted Living ;IEC TC-SEG 9 (P): Smart Home/Office Building Systems ; ISO/IEC TC-JTC 1 SC-WG 11 (P): Smart Cities ;IEC TC-SyC (P): Committee Communication Technologies and Architectures. Within LITD, 35 Technical Committees have so far developed over 1650 Indian Standards. For more information, please click here

Telecom Engineering Centre (TEC) Recently, Telecom Engineering Centre (TEC), DoT, has approved TSDSI transposed oneM2M specification Release 2 as a national standard. Adoption of these oneM2M specifications will give a boost to the development of smart cities in India. It will also enable greater collaboration between IoT solution developers which will reduce the time to bring innovation to market. For more details, please click here

Trade and Industry Associations:

National Institute of Urban Affairs (NIUA): NIUA is an apex body to support and guide the Government of India in its urban development plans. it works closely with the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, alongside other government, and civil sectors, to identify key areas of research, and address the lacunae in urban policy and planning. With a team spanning planners, engineers, researchers, architects and analysts, the Institute provides cross disciplinary expertise and technical assistance for city and state-level projects, as well as developing toolkits and customised training programmes to strengthen the capacity of local and regional, and governing agencies. In its aims of enriching and expanding urban knowledge bases within the country, its work today addresses 5 major thematic concerns:
  • Urbanization & Economic Growth
  • Urban Governance & Finance
  • Urban Infrastructure & Built Environment
  • Environment, Climate Change & Resilience
  • Social Development
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