National Smart Cities Mission is an urban renewal and retrofitting program by the Government of India with the mission to develop smart cities across the country, making them citizen friendly and sustainable. The Union Ministry of Urban Development is responsible for implementing the mission in collaboration with the state governments of the respective cities. The mission initially included 100 cities, with the deadline for completion of the projects set between 2019 and 2023.
On 7 September 2019, the 10,000-acre Aurangabad Industrial City (AURIC) in Aurangabad, Maharashtra was inaugurated as the first greenfield industrial smart city of India.
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25 Important Schemes Launched by Modi Government
In 2014, when the Bharatiya Janata Party in the country gave the responsibility of taking charge of the post of Prime Minister to Narendra Damodar Das Modi. After this, seeing the popularity of the Prime Minister, this government became known as Modi government. This government launched different schemes in the interest of the citizens of…