The Union Cabinet on Wednesday cleared one of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s most favoured projects — 100 smart cities spread across the country — and a new urban renewal mission named after Atal Bihari Vajpayee, replacing the existing one named after Jawaharlal Nehru, with a total outlay of nearly Rs. 1,00,000 crore.
Belagavi has not been included in the 100 smart cities list. However 7 cities from the state have made it to the list namely Bengaluru, Badami, Bidar, Vijapura, Kalaburgi, Bagalkot and Pattadakal.
The smart cities mission is aimed at recasting the urban landscape of the country by making cities more liveable and inclusive, besides driving economic growth.