Aizawl, July 19: Mizoram state capital Aizawl city has been proposed for the Central initiative Smart Cities Mission by the State Level High Powered Committee for Smart Cities Mission in Mizoram (HPSC) which held its first meeting yesterday.
The State Level High Powered Committee for the mission was set up on 19th June 2015 with Chief Secretary of the state Lalmalsawma as its Chairman.
HPSC proposed Aizawl city for carrying out the Smart City project by virtue of its being the only one eligible in the state as per the criteria set the Centre.
Mizoram government will submit the proposal to the Central government.
As regards the funding for the Smart City Project, the State Level High Powered Committee meeting found it necessary to be considered upon.
As per plan, the Smart City Project is to be carried out under Centrally Sponsored scheme (CSS) with Centre-State 50:50 funding.
Smart Cities Mission was launched on June 25, 2015 in New Delhi on the occasion of which UD&PA Minister Zodintluanga and Chief Secretary Lalmalsawma along with UD&PA Department heads were also present.
If the project is carried out, Mizoram will every year receive Central assistance- Rs. 100 Crore (estimated) for the Mission within 5 years.
The main targets under the Smart City Project includes, among others, adequate water supply, assured electricity supply, sanitation, including solid waste management, affordable housing, especially for the poor, robust IT connectivity and digitalization, health and education.
Secretary of UD&PA has been appointed for City Mission Director in Mizoram.