Nagpur bagged the first rank out of 100 smart cities across India, securing 360.21 marks, followed by Bhopal with 329.32 marks in the Smart City ranking 2019. Last year, Surat had emerged as India’s No. 1 smart city with the largest number of projects implemented and completed under the Smart City Mission.
- The ranks are based on the proportion of total smart city projects under progress and completed for a city. The more the proportion of total cost of project under progress and completed, the higher is the rank.
- The Centre had launched the Smart Cities Mission on June 25, 2015. The objective was to promote sustainable and inclusive cities.
- Some of the core infrastructure elements in a smart city include adequate water supply, assured electricity supply, sanitation, including solid waste management, efficient urban mobility and public transport, affordable housing, especially for the poor, robust IT connectivity and digitisation and good governance.