Smart Cities Mission and AMRUT

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News:The second round of the Smart Cities Mission and the Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation(AMRUT) were being considered and could be rolled out in 2020.

Facts:

About About Smart Cities Mission:

  • Smart Cities Mission was launched in 2015.It aims to develop 100 smart cities across the country by 2022 making them citizen friendly and sustainable.
  • The objective is to promote sustainable and inclusive 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
  • The Ministry of Housing and Urban affairs is implementing the mission in collaboration with the state governments of the respective cities.
  • The first round of the Smart Cities Mission that covers 100 cities would be 50% complete that is 50 cities by December,2019.

About AMRUT:

  • AMRUT stands for Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation.The mission was launched in 2015.
  • The mission is aimed at transforming 500 cities and towns into efficient urban living spaces over a period of five years.
  • The mission seeks to provide basic civic amenities like water supply, sewerage, urban transport, parks to improve the quality of life for all, especially the poor and the disadvantaged. 
  • The focus of the mission is also on infrastructure creation that has a direct link to provision of better services to the citizens.