What is a 'Smart City'? Detailed Explanation and Complete List

smart city is an urban development vision to integrate multiple information and communication technology (ICT) solutions in a secure fashion to manage a city’s assets – the city’s assets include, but not limited to, local departments information systems, schools, libraries, transportation systems, hospitals, power plants, water supply networks, waste management, law enforcement, and other community services. The goal of building a smart city is to improve quality of life by using technology to improve the efficiency of services and meet residents’ needs. ICT allows city officials to interact directly with the community and the city infrastructure and to monitor what is happening in the city, how the city is evolving, and how to enable a better quality of life. Through the use of sensors integrated with real-time monitoring systems, data are collected from citizens and objects - then processed and analysed. The information and knowledge gathered are keys to tackling inefficiency.
Of the 98 cities and towns that five years down will graduate into smart cities, 24 are capital cities, another 24 are business and industrial centres, 18 are culture and tourism influenced areas, five are port cities and three are education and health care hubs.

Full list of 98 Smart Cities Selected under Smart Cities Mission in India:
Sl. No.
Name of State/UT
No. of cities shortlisted
Names of selected Cities
1.
Andaman & Nicobar Islands
1
1. Port Blair
2.
Andhra Pradesh
3
1. Vishakhapatnam
2. Tirupati
3. Kakinada
3.
Arunachal Pradesh
1
1.  Pasighat
4.
Assam
1
1. Guwahati
5.
Bihar
3
1. Muzaffarpur
2. Bhagalpur
3. Biharsharif
6.
Chandigarh
1
1. Chandigarh
7.
Chhatisgarh
2
1. Raipur
2. Bilaspur
8.
Daman & Diu
1
1. Diu
9.
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
1
1. Silvassa
10.
Delhi
1
1. New Delhi Municipal   Council
11.
Goa
1
1. Panaji
12.
Gujarat
6
1. Gandhinagar
2. Ahmedabad
3. Surat
4. Vadodara
5. Rajkot
6. Dahod
13.
Haryana
2
1. Karnal
2. Faridabad
14.
Himachal Pradesh
1
1. Dharamshala
15.
Jharkhand
1
1. Ranchi
16.
Karnataka
6
1. Mangaluru
2. Belagavi
3. Shivamogga
4. Hubballi-Dharwad
5. Tumakuru
6. Davanegere
17.
Kerala
1
1. Kochi
18.
Lakshadweep
1
1. Kavaratti
19.
Madhya Pradesh
7
1. Bhopal
2. Indore
3. Jabalpur
4. Gwalior
5. Sagar
6. Satna
7. Ujjain
20.
Maharashtra
10
1.    Navi Mumbai
2.    Nashik
3.    Thane
4.    Greater Mumbai
5.    Amravati
6.    Solapur
7.    Nagpur
8.    Kalyan-Dombivali
9.    Aurangabad
10. Pune
21.
Manipur
1
1. Imphal
22.
Meghalaya
1
1. Shillong
23.
Mizoram
1
1. Aizawl
24.
Nagaland
1
1. Kohima
25.
Odisha
2
1. Bhubaneshwar
2. Raurkela
26.
Puducherry
1
1. Oulgaret
27.
Punjab
3
1. Ludhiana
2. Jalandhar
3. Amritsar
28.
Rajasthan
4
1. Jaipur
2. Udaipur
3. Kota
4. Ajmer
29.
Sikkim
1
1. Namchi
30.
Tamil Nadu
12
1. Tiruchirapalli
2. Tirunelveli
3. Dindigul,
4.  Thanjavur,
5. Tiruppur,
6. Salem,
7. Vellore,
8. Coimbatore,
9. Madurai,
10. Erode,
11. Thoothukudi
12. Chennai
31.
Telangana
2
1. Greater Hyderabad
2. Greater Warangal
32.
Tripura
1
1. Agartala
33.
Uttar Pradesh**
12
1. Moradabad
2. Aligarh
3. Saharanpur
4. Bareilly
5. Jhansi
6. Kanpur
7. Allahabad
8. Lucknow
9. Varanasi
10. Ghaziabad
11. Agra
12. Rampur
34.
Uttarakhand
1
1. Dehradun
35.
West Bengal
4
1. New Town Kolkata
2. Bidhannagar
3. Durgapur
4. Haldia
*Jammu & Kashmir has asked for more time to decide on the potential Smart City.

**12 Cities have been short-listed from Uttar Pradesh against 13 cities allocated to that State
The list of 20 smart cities out of the 98 shortlisted for the 'Smart Cities Mission' was released on January 2016. These 20 cities will be the first to receive funds, thus kickstarting the process of developing them into 'smart cities'. The next two years will see the inclusion of 40 and 38 cities, respectively.
List of 20 smart cities out of the 98 shortlisted for the 'Smart Cities Mission' in First Round:
S. No.
Name of State/UT
Names of Cities Shortlisted
1
Odisha
Bhubaneswar
2
Maharashtra
Pune
3
Rajasthan
Jaipur
4
Gujarat
Surat
5
Kerala
Kochi
6
Gujarat
Ahmedabad
7
Madhya Pradesh
Jabalpur
8
Andhra Pradesh
Visakhapatnam
9
Maharashtra
Sholapur
10
Karnataka
Davangere
11
Madhya Pradesh
Indore
12
New Delhi
New Delhi
13
Tamil Nadu
Coimbatore
14
Andhra Pradesh
Kakinada
15
Karnataka
Belagavi
16
Rajasthan
Udaipur
17
Assam
Guwahati
18
Tamil Nadu
Chennai
19
Punjab
Ludhiana
20
Madhya Pradesh
Bhopal

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