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Cities are becoming smart but what about financing?

When it comes to source of financing, most of the smart city plans envisage around 70 per cent of the total outlay to be funded by the Central and State Government, either through the Smart City Mission or through convergence schemes like AMRUT, Swachh Bharat etc.

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Making Smart Cities Smarter

India already has the ecosystem in place. With bright startups, world class professionals, sizeable workforce, state-of-the-art R&D labs, growing smartphone penetration, India has the potential to lead the world in making cities smarter.

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Government approves construction of 1,86,777 affordable houses for Urban Poor

RS.11,169 crore investment approved with central assistance of Rs.2,797 Crore. Haryana Gets 53,290 houses, Tamil Nadu-40,623, Karnataka-32,656, Gujarat-15,584, Maharashtra-12,123, Bihar-11,411, Kerala-9,461, Uttarakhand-6,226, Odisha-5,133

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Ahead of the election year, a pro-people budget with development agenda

Whether there will be on-ground action in renewal and development of cities, uptake of infrastructure funds, implementation of railway safety initiatives, or development of industrial corridors, in absence of a follow on mechanism, is yet to be seen.

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Investments Worth Rs.4 lakh Crore For Urban Development In 3 yrs: Naidu

Investments worth over Rs 4 lakh crore have been approved for improving urban infrastructure in the three years of the Modi government, Union minister M Venkaiah Naidu said

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Madhya Pradesh govt to spend Rs 86,000-cr to develop cities

The Madhya Pradesh government would be spend Rs 86,000-crore during the next five years on the development of cities across the state.

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Rural Gain Is Urban India's Loss

The Ministry of Urban Development got an allocation of Rs 34,212 crore, marginally up from the last fiscal year

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Maharashtra, Canada to work on urban infra, smart cities

Maharashtra government today signed an agreement with Canada to implement a joint action plan on urban infrastructure development in the state.

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UK plans delegations to India ahead of PM May's visit

The UK will send two major delegations to India this week to strengthen business links ahead of British Prime Minister Theresa May's visit next month.

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Investment in Smart Cities Mission will not be repented: Venkaiah

The central government is taking measures to enable increased flow of resources to urban local bodies and states which includes enhanced central assistance, Minister of Urban Development M Venkaiah Naidu said.

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