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).