PM Modi launches Smart Cities Mission, other major schemes for urban development

New Delhi: Marking a major initiative for urban development in the country, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday launched the Smart Cities Mission, Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) and Housing for All.

As per reports, while the Rs 48,000 crore Smart City mission is aimed at applying smart solutions to improve infrastructure and service delivery in the cities, the AMRUT mission, worth Rs 50,000 crore, aims at infrastructure development of 500 cities with the population of over one lakh.

Narendra Modi

The Housing for All mission will help provide decent housing to the economically weaker sections of the society.

Around two crore houses will be built for the urban poor with monetary assistance from the Centre.

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