Progress of the Scheme
            35 Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) have been signed with 29 states and 6 UTs; 4,302
      cities have been selected in 35 states/UTs for inclusion under the Mission. 7,474 projects for
      construction of 37,43,631 houses under the mission in 3,361 cities of 35 states/UTs involving
      Central assistance of ₹ 57,652 crore have been accepted by Government under the Mission.
      Smart Cities Mission
            The Smart Cities Mission was launched in 2015. The objective of the Mission is to promote
      cities that provide core infrastructure and give a decent quality of life to its citizens, a clean and
      sustainable environment and application of ‘Smart’ solutions. Some of the core infrastructure
      elements in a Smart City would include adequate water supply, assured electricity supply,
      sanitation, including solid waste management, efficient urban mobility and public transport,
      affordable housing, especially for the poor, robust IT connectivity and digitalization, good
      governance, especially e-Governance and citizen participation, sustainable environment, safety
      and security of citizens, particularly women, children and the elderly and health and education.
            The strategic components of the Smart Cities Mission are city improvement (retrofitting),
      city renewal (redevelopment) and city extension (greenfield development) plus a pan-city
      initiative in which Smart Solutions are applied covering larger parts of the city. Area-based
      development would transform existing areas (retrofit and redevelop), including slums, into better
      planned human settlements, thereby, improving livability of the whole cities. Development of
      well-planned and fully serviced new areas (greenfield) is to be encouraged around cities in order
      to accommodate the rapidly expanding population in urban areas.
            The Mission will cover 100 cities and its duration will be five years (2015-16 to 2019-20).
      The Mission may be continued thereafter in the light of an evaluation to be done by this Ministry
      and incorporating the learnings into the Mission.
            The Mission will be operated as a Centrally Sponsored Scheme and the Central Government
      proposes to give financial support to the Mission to the extent of ₹ 48,000 crore over five years
      i.e., on an average ₹ 100 crore per city per year. An equal amount, on a matching basis, will have
      to be contributed by the state/ULB; therefore, nearly ₹ 1,00,000 crore of government/ULB funds
      will be available for Smart Cities development. It is anticipated that substantial funds will be
      required to implement the Smart City proposal.
      Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation
            The Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) was launched in
      2015. In all, 500 cities have been included in the Mission. All Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) with a
      population of one lakh or more, all other capital cities of states / UTs, all Heritage Development
      and Augmentation Yojana (HRIDAY) cities, identified cities on the stem of the main rivers,
      from hill states, islands and tourist destinations. Approximately 60 per cent of urban population
      in the country is covered under AMRUT. It is a centrally sponsored scheme with a total outlay of