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Only a few smart cities propose slum rehab projects

According to the government, only 27 cities out of selected 100 cities, have proposed a total of 41 slum redevelopment projects at an estimated cost of Rs. 3,797 crore.

It should be noted that No specific guidelines for rehabilitation of the people living in slums for acquisition of land have been issued under the Smart Cities Mission. However, under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana – Urban (PMAY-U), one of the verticals is related to slum redevelopment. When such projects are included as a part of the Smart City Proposals (SCPs) under convergence, benefits provided under PMAY-U are utilised by the concerned Smart cities.

Under Smart City Mission, so far, Rs. 15,536 crore have been released by the Central government to State governments/Union Territories (UTs) for Smart cities. As on January 25, 2019, 2,748 projects worth Rs. 1,04,964 crore have been tendered, of which 2,032 projects worth Rs. 62,295 crore are under implementation/have been completed. Under the Mission, funds have been spent on projects/areas of Integrated Command and Control Centres, Design and construction of complete streets, Public Bike Sharing, Urban Transport, Riverfront/lakefront development, Placemaking, Smart water and wastewater, Smart solar, Solid waste management, Rejuvenation of public spaces etc.



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