• CITIIS is the main component of the ‘Program to fund Smart City projects through a Challenge Process’ launched by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) in July 2018.

  • CITIIS aims to foster sustainable, innovative and participatory approaches to build projects within the Smart City Mission. Under the CITIIS component, up to 15 projects will be selected through a challenge process in 100 Smart Cities.

  • Selected projects and SPVs will be part of a unique experimentation laboratory helping to highlight and address specific issues faced by SPVs across India in developing innovative approaches for urban renewal projects.

  • Selected Smart City SPVs will be provided financial assistance in the form of grant and technical support in the form of tailor-made mentorship (expertise), over a period of three years.

  • This support is managed and coordinated by a Program Management Unit (PMU) at the National Institute of Urban Affairs (NIUA) in New Delhi.

  • CITIIS is financed by the French Development Agency (AFD) and the European Union (EU).