At all stages, various departments and agencies of the State Government shall have to contribute towards the data & information collection, planning and implementation of the Smart City Proposal. In such a scenario, it is necessary to formulate an integrated team for the successful implementation of Bhubaneswar’s Smart City Proposal. Bhubaneswar has a diverse set of stakeholders that need to be included in this proposal including administration and governance, roads, electricity, water supply systems, sewerage and drainage systems, IT and Telecommunication systems along with other social infrastructure and service providers like education and health.
At the planning stage itself, this scheme for the city must seek convergence with Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT), Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM), National Heritage City Development and Augmentation Yojana (HRIDAY), Digital India, Make in India, Skill Development, Housing for All, construction of Museums funded by the Culture Department and other programs connected to social infrastructure such as Health, Education and Culture along with other policies and schemes of State Government. With this view, the following entities will play an important role as Team Bhubaneswar to deliver Bhubaneswar Smart City
Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) is the urban local body governing the city of Bhubaneswar, covering an area of 162.5 sq.kms. Established in 1994, BMC is home to nearly one million population today, spread over a total of 67 wards and 51 revenue villages.
BMC has a historic tradition of strong civic activism dedicated to the cause of a better life for all its citizens. Right from its inception in the year 1948 as a Notified Area Committee to a Municipality in the year 1979, then finally to a Corporation in the year 1994, BMC as an organization, has traversed through many intricate paths and continues to grow in strength evident from its robust implementation track record.
BMC has undertaken pioneering work in various fields and perceives its role as principal provider of services as detailed below to provide a better quality of life to the residents of Bhubaneswar.
In light of the Smart City Programme (SCP) guidelines, the Corporation has already undertaken the City Council Resolution for the implementation of SCP in the City of Bhubaneswar.