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Government announces first 20 smart cities of India

Government today announced the 20 winners of the Smart City Challenge competition for financing during this financial year. Announcing the cities here today, Minister of Urban Development Shri M.Venkaiah Naidu said that the winners were from 11 States and the Union Territory of Delhi and the selection was totally objective and transparent based on standardized processes. Shri Naidu further said that Smart City Mission marks a paradigm shift towards urban development in the country since it is based on ‘bottom up’ approach with the involvement of citizens in formulation of city vision and smart city plans and the Urban Local Bodies and State Governments piloting the mission with little say for the Ministry of Urban Development. He also observed that it was for the first time in the country and even in the world that investments in urban sector are being made based on competition based selection of cities.
List of 20 smart cities announced by Shri Venkaiah Naidu are:

Rank
City
State
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
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