Smart Cities Mission

What is Smart City?

The basic idea behind creating certain selected cities into smart cities is to attract investors to those places by offering an effective platform to them that is equipped with good infrastructure and smart solutions that enables easy startup and working of the businesses.

A Smart city is a city equipped with basic infrastructure, clean and sustainable environment necessary for providing adequate quality of life through application of ecological friendly procedures, integration of technology, detailed planning as well as usage of Information technology in an efficient way.



The main objective of creating smart cities is to improve quality of life of people by facilitating economic development, cleaner and healthier environment and richer cultural heritage by harnessing technology.

Core Elements of a Smart City

The two main aspects of a smart city are:

Basic Infrastructure

As the main aim of creating smart cities is to enhance the quality of life; thus, proper infrastructure creation is an important aspect of smart cities which includes following elements:

  • Assured Electric Supply
  • Proper Sanitation including Solid Waste Management
  • Facilitating efficient urban mobility and public transport system
  • Facilitate affordable housing (especially for poor)
  • Robust IT Connectivity and Digitization
  • Effective Governance, E-Governance and citizen participation
  • Sustainable Environment
  • Facilitating proper Health and Education system
  • Ensuring safety and security of Citizens

Smart Solutions:

As the main objective of creating smart cities is to enhance economic development and quality of life by employment of technology that generates smart outcome, the core elements of smart solutions for a smart city are:

Smart Solutions related to E-Governance and Citizen Services:

  • Public Information, Grievance Redressal
  • Electronic Service Delivery
  • Citizen Engagement
  • Citizens-City’s Eyes and Ears
  • Video Crime Monitoring

Smart Solutions related to Waste Management

  • Waste to Energy and Fuel
  • Waste to Compost
  • Treatment of Waste Water
  • Recycling and Reduction C& D Waste

Smart Solutions related to Water Management

  • Smart Meters and Management
  • Leakage Identification, Preventive Maintenance
  • Water Quality Monitoring

Smart Solutions related to Energy Management

  • Smart Meters and Management
  • Renewable Sources of Energy
  • Energy Efficient and Green Building

Smart Solutions related to Urban Mobility

  • Smart parking
  • Intelligent Traffic Management
  • Integrated Multi-Modal Transport


  • Tele-Medicine and Tele-Education
  • Incubation/Trade Facilitation Center
  • Skill development Centers