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Saturday, January 30, 2016

List of 20 smart cities announced by Union Government under Smart City Mission

* The Government recently (January 2016) announced the 20 winners of the Smart City Challenge competition for financing during the financial year 2016-17. The winners were from 11 States and the Union Territory of Delhi and the selection was totally objective and transparent based on standardized processes.

* 3 cities from Madhya Pradesh, two each from Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat, Maharashtra and Rajasthan and one each from the remaining five made it to the winning list.

* Minister of Urban Development Shri M.Venkaiah Naidu announced the winners.

List of 20 Smart Cities

Here is the list of 20 smart cities announced by Shri Venkaiah Naidu based on rank:

1. Bhubaneswar - Odisha
2. Pune - Maharashtra
3. Jaipur - Rajasthan
4. Surat - Gujarat
5. Kochi - Kerala
6. Ahmedabad - Gujarat
7. Jabalpur - Madhya Pradesh
8. Visakhapatnam - Andhra Pradesh
9. Solapur - Maharashtra
10. Davanagere - Karnataka
11. Indore - MP
12. New Delhi Municipal Council - Delhi
13. Combattore - Tamil Nadu
14. Kakinada - Andhra Pradesh
15. Belagavi - Karnataka
16. Udaipur - Rajasthan
17. Guwahati - Assam
18. Chennai - Tamil Nadu
19. Ludhiana - Punjab
20. Bhopal - MP


Of these 20 cities accounting for a total population of 3.54 crore, 5 have  population below 5 lakhs each, 4 in the range of 5-10 lakhs, 6 in between 10-25 lakhs, 4 between 25 and 50 lakhs and only Ahmedabad has above 50 lakhs.
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