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'A City Can Be Called Smart Only If It Is Also Sustainable'

The US Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) is a nodal agency of US government that provides funding to partnering countries in the areas of infrastructural development. The agency had been very active in the field of aviation and energy and has also extended their support to the ambitious Smart Cities Mission Project, launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in 2015. Mehnaz Ansari, Country representative, South Asia, USTDA, talks to Chahat Jain of BW SmartCities about the progress of smart city project in these cities and about the future focus areas of the agency in India. Edited excerpts.

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Task forces for three smart cities set up

This follows the signing of three separate MoUs by state governments on US cooperation in developing Ajmer, Allahabad and Visakhapatnam as smart cities in January

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US and India to formulate smart city action plans in three months

The two countries held extensive talks on smart city development and agreed to set up city-wise task forces for making Vizag, Allahabad and Ajmer smart cities

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