GCNI – CEGET Framework for Governance of Smart Cities
Smart Cities Mission was launched by the Government of India in June 2015 with a vision to develop 100 cities all over the country making them citizen friendly and sustainable. The strategic components of area-based development in the Smart Cities Mission are City Improvement (Retrofitting), City Renewal (Redevelopment) and City Extension (Greenfield development) plus a pan-city initiative in which smart solutions are applied covering larger parts of the city. The Ministry of Urban Development (MoUD) is the nodal agency responsible for implementing the mission, in collaboration with the state governments of the respective cities. A total of `98,000 crores (US$15 billion) has been approved by the Indian Cabinet for development of these 100 smart cities.