100 Smart Cities, AMRUT for 500 Cities & Housing For All By 2022 – Massive Urbanization Projects
India 100 Smart Cities
The 100 smart cities mission will be launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday. It will select 20 cities for funding in the year 2015-16 through a ‘city challenge’. Forty more cities will be selected in 2016-17 and the remaining the following year.
The result of this has led to the smart cities project being led by 11 states, Uttar Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Karnataka, Gujarat, Rajasthan, West Bengal, Bihar, Punjab and Andhra Pradesh.
Tamil Nadu is all set to get a major share in the Smart Cities Mission and Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation.
AMRUT for 500 Cities
Tamil Nadu: 33 cities
Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) for 500 Tier 2 and Tier 3 cities will also be launched along with smart city project. For AMRUT as well, states have been asked to recommend cities which can be included under this scheme.
Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana: Housing for All by 2022
"Housing for All by 2022" scheme, wherein more than 2 crore homes would be build across all the urban locations in the next 7 years. Central Govt. will provide a grant of Rs 1 lakh to Rs 2.5 lakh for every home.