United States Trade and Development Agency (USTAD) Current Affairs - 2019
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India and United States (US) have signed three Memoranda of Understandings (MoUs) on smart cities.
These MoUs were signed by the representatives of United States Trade and Development Agency (USTAD) and the respective Chief Secretaries of State Governments of Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan and Andhra Pradesh in the presence of Union Urban Development Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu.
These MoU’s seeks to give a boost to Union governments flagship smart cities scheme, by building smart cities in
- Vishakapatnam in Andhra Pradesh.
- Ajmer in Rajasthan.
- Allahabad in Uttar Pradesh.
US will help each respective state to conduct feasibility studies, finding investors, ways to use the best technology and formulating the plan for building three smart cities.
While, respective state Governments will provide resources like technical information and data related to smart cities planning; staff, logistical and travel support and budgetary resources.