Smart City Mission is the Government of India initiative to equip 100 cities of the country with core infrastructure and upgrade the quality of life by harnessing information and communication technologies in service delivery and resource consumption. Prime Minister Narendra Modi Launched "100 Smart Cities Mission" on 25 June 2015.
It envisions developing an area within 100 cities of the country as ‘lighthouse area’ or ‘model area’ which is citizen friendly, has decent and sustainable environment and providing opportunities for economic growth. The idea is to motivate nearby cities, town and even other parts of the selected city to replicate the model area.
Smart city is often equated with digital city. However, a smart city is the one which is for everyone. Everybody needs a city in different ways. For one it could be place for academics, while for other it could be a place to work and for many it could be a place to be for the lifetime. Smart city should cater the requirement for all.