Report Card on Smart Cities to be released by June 2020

The Government of India will release a report card on 100 selected smart cities by June 2020. The cities are to be assessed based on public performance index, ease of living and climate in June. The initiative is being undertaken as the Smart City Project completes 5 years in June.

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The cities are also to be assessed based on education, economic ability, safety, housing, development, mobility and health. Of these factors, 35% of weightage is to be given to quality of life, 20% to sustainability, 20% to economic viability and 30% to citizen participation.

Smart City Mission

Smart City Mission is being implemented by the Ministry of Urban Development. The mission aims at developing 100 smart cities in the country. Till January 2018, 99 cities were selected to be upgraded under the mission. Except West Bengal, all the states have selected at least one city under the mission. The mission was launched by PM Modi in 2015.

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