Smart cities mission gets a hike in Budget 2018

Smart cities mission gets a hike in Budget 2018

With maximum increase in allocation to the Smart Cities Mission, the Housing and Urban Affairs (HUA) ministry’s budgetary provisions have been pegged at over Rs 417.65 billion for the next fiscal, a hike of 2.82 per cent over 2017-18. The HUA ministry was formed...
Fund crunch may hit plans

Fund crunch may hit plans

The Narendra Modi government’s pet projects, Smart Cities and Swachh Bharat Mission in urban areas, could face funding cuts in the 2016-17 fiscal. The urban development (UD) ministry has sought Rs 100 billion for its plan to enlist 40 cities in 2016-17 for the Smart...