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Over 1.5 mn citizens contributed to Smart City Plans

15,01,417 Citizens posted their comments, views and suggestions besides voting in response to various proposals of cities included in the Smart City Mission via MyGov.in

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No extension beyond Dec 15 Smart City plan deadline: MoUD

This was clarified by the MoUD at a meeting with state Urban Development Secretaries and Municipal Commissioners of nominated cities from nine states

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Power to the People

Gaurav Dwivedi, CEO of MyGov.in – the Government of India’s crowdsourcing platform under the Department of Electronics & IT (DeitY) – tells BWSC why the best way to solve problems is to throw them open to the public

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Smart City: Rs 500 cr assistance to cities not project-specific

The Urban Development Ministry has clarified that the central assistance of Rs 500 crore to each of mission cities can be used for any component of the 'Smart City Plan' conforming to the Mission's guidelines

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Foreign companies selected for preparing Smart City plans

Companies from 14 countries have been selected for preparation of Smart City plans for 42 mission cities, says Union Urban Development Minister

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37 consulting firms to prepare Smart City plans for 88 cities

The selected consulting firms will prepare smart city proposals under the supervision of urban local bodies and state governments based on review of previous plans and interventions undertaken

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Driven by Integration

Smart City leaders will need to identify every single rupee available in central and state government schemes to optimise funding and combine solutions that can help deliver the best results

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Smart Cities list: Several small cities outdo bigger ones

Large cities like Patna, Shimla, Thiruvananthapuram, Gangtok and Bengaluru did not make it to the list of 98, issued by the Urban Development Ministry

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UD Ministry receives Puducherry as 1st Smart City nomination

Chief Secretary of Puducherry has forwarded the nomination along with all the forms and documents including the details of evaluation of all the five urban local bodies in the UT as required in the Stage-1 of 'City Challenge' competition

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Bloomberg Philanthropies to partner govt in smart city mission

Bloomberg Philanthropies, the Knowledge Partner to the Ministry of Urban Development for the Cities Challenge, will lend its expertise in designing and delivering large scale competitions for cities, as well as its global urban expert network to support the Smart Cities Mission’s success

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