The government has assigned the number of cities each state/union territory can nominate cities under the 100 Smart Cities project and the Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) scheme.
According to report, with 13 cities under the smart cities project and 54 cities under the AMRUT scheme, Uttar Pradesh can nominate the maximum number of cities.
Tamil Nadu has grabed the second spot with the allocation of 12 smart cities and 33 AMRUT cities.
While Maharashtra has been alloted 10 cities to nominate under the smart city project, Gujarat and Karnataka can develop six cities each. Under the AMRUT scheme, 37, 31 and 21 cities have been identified in Maharashtra, Gujarat and Karnataka respectively.
Delhi has been alloted one city each for smart city and AMRUT.
According to the criteria finalised by the government, West Bengal and Rajasthan get to nominate four cities for the smart city project; Bihar, Andhra Pradesh and Punjab three cities; Odisha, Haryana, Telangana and Chhatisgarh two cities; and Jammu and Kashmir, Kerala, Jharkhand, Assam, Himachal, Goa, Arunachal and Chandigarh one city each. Similarly, under the AMRUT scheme, 31 cities have been identified in Andhra Pradesh; 30 in Rajasthan; 28 in West Bengal; 27 in Bihar; 19 in Odisha and Haryana; 18 in Kerala; 17 in Punjab; 15 in Telangana and 10 in Chhattisgarh.
Cities nominated by the states will participate in the second stage of the “inter-city” competition.