Centre Releases Rs. 9,940 Cr. To States For Smart Cities Mission

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The Centre has released nearly Rs 9,940 crore to the states so far for the Smart Cities Mission, with Maharashtra accounting for the highest amount of Rs 1,378 crore, followed by Madhya Pradesh getting Rs 984 crore, according to government data. The Housing and Urban Affairs Ministry has announced 99 cities for central assistance under the government’s flagship programme. The total proposed investment in these cities was Rs 2.03 lakh crore. Maharashtra with eight cities, including Pune and Nashik has received central grant of Rs 1,378 crore so far, followed by Madhya Pradesh, with seven cities getting central grant of Rs 984 crore, the ministry data shows. Tamil Nadu, with the highest of 11 cities selected for the mission, has so far received Rs 848 crore. Karnataka with seven cities got Rs 836 crore. Rajasthan with four cities-- Jaipur, Udaipur, Kota and Ajmer--received Rs 784 crore.