[pib] Indo-German MOU on technical cooperation under Sustainable Urban Development programme & Smart Cities in India


From UPSC perspective, the following things are important:

Prelims level: Smart Cities mission

Mains level: Urban transformation and challenges involved


  • An Indo-German MOU has been signed for an “Implementation Agreement in Sustainable Urban Development and Smart Cities in India
  •  The target is to make cities inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable’

Objective of the programme :

  •  To develop and apply concepts for sustainable urban development about the provision of urban basic services and housing in selected cities and Smart Cities in India

Focus Areas

  • Sustainable urban development in the area of integrated planning,
  • provision of affordable housing
  • and basic services with particular focus on water,
  • wastewater and solid waste management and mobility
Urban Transformation – Smart Cities, AMRUT, etc.
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