India, Germany inks MoU for Sustainable Urban Development programme & Smart Cities in India
India and Germany have inked MoU for “Implementation Agreement in Sustainable Urban Development and Smart Cities in India.
The Agreement was signed between Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs (MoHUA) and Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, India on behalf of Government of Germany.
The objective of programme is to develop and apply concepts for sustainable urban development about provision of urban basic services and housing in selected cities and Smart Cities in India. It will also develop and apply concepts for provision of Urban basic services & housing in Smart Cities Technical cooperation to support approaches in integrated planning, affordable housing and basic services. The technical cooperation measure will support approaches for sustainable urban development in area of integrated planning, provision of affordable housing and basic services with particular focus on water, waste water and solid waste management and mobility.
Sustainable Urban Development Programme – Smart Cities in India’ project
The project is supported by German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and jointly implemented by MoUHA and GIZ India. It seeks to support India to achieve set target of promoting sustainable urban development under national urban missions and programmes such as Smart Cities Mission, linking with Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) No. 11 ‘Make cities inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable’. The project will continue for duration of three years (starting from 2018 till December 2020) with German contribution to up to 8 million Euros.