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Smart Cities

  • The govt. will be announcing two complementary schemes on urban development in the country next month—the Smart city scheme and New Urban Development Mission. Read More
  • Smart City project is in advanced stage and will be implemented on public-private partnership (PPP) mode after cabinet approval. Read More
  • India Needs Habitable Cities Before Smart Cities. Read More
  • A Kyoto University team will visit the city to further Prime Minister’s ‘smart city’ initiative under the ‘sister city’ partnership agreement. Read More
  • Amsterdam mayor Eberhard van der Laan is leading a 60-strong delegation on a visit to India to discuss the new government’s plan to develop 100 smart cities, and other issues. Read More
  • The proposed 100 smart cities are likely to be selected in three phases: Only 20 smart cities may be shortlisted this year. Read More
  • Canada offers expertise in smart city development to Telangana, Andhra. Read More
  • Now, a competition to choose 100 smart cities: States to give choices, Centre to decide by year-end. Read More
  • Top govt. panel approves Rs 2.73 lakh crore to modernize cities. Read More
  • After Microsoft, the US-based global technology giant IBM has offered to join the Surat Smart City project. Read More
  • To help ‘Smart Cities’ plan, SEBI approves municipal bonds rules. Read More
Latest News

•Budget 2022: what is in it for Automotive sector. Read More

•India completes 228 projects under Public Private Partnership worth INR 22,000 crore (€2.6 billion) under Smart City Mission. Read more

•Renewable energy capacity addition rises 80% to 3.4 GW during December quarter.Read more

•Government of India may introduce new data protection bill.Read more

•Ministry of Electronics and Information technology (MeitY)’s draft data policy looks to unlock govt data for all.Read more

•India gets $20 billion in investment proposals for chip production. Read more

•Climate Action: India to set up two carbon capture and utilisation centres. Read more



•World Economic Forum (WEF) and National Institute of Urban Affairs (NIUA) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to design ‘Sustainable Cities India’ program. Read More

•Guidelines for Procurement and Utilization of Battery Energy Storage Systems as part of Generation, Transmission and Distribution assets, along with Ancillary Services.Read more