Union government’s mantra of One City One Impact is to showcase the progress made by 100 smart cities as Modi 2.0 completes 100 days in October. For this, the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs has directed all 100 smart cities to choose one project that would show a direct impact on the quality of life of its residents.
The projects have been classified under five broad thematic areas – cleanliness, water, economy, inclusion and environment. Each city has identified either a new project or has prioritised a project that was already included under the Smart City Mission.
The ministry would bring out a report card on these high-impact projects on October 2 – the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.
According to data provided by ministry, most number of projects – about 28 per cent—proposed by the city pertain to cleanliness, followed by economy (24 per cent), inclusion and environment 23 per cent each and about 2 per cent under water. The 100 smart cities have already initiated the process of implementing 100 impactful projects. The initial estimates of ministry reveal that the 100 projects would mean plantation of 1 lakh tres, 80 new smart classrooms, over 100 green public spaces, 2 lakh trash bins, 1.25 lakh new LED street lights and over 100 new community toilets.