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National Urban Digital Mission

Published on February 24, 2021
Current Context: The Central Government launched ‘National Urban Digital Mission’.
National Urban Digital Mission
  • The mission is launched to develop digital infrastructure for cities of India.
  • It was launched by Union Minister of Housing & Urban Affairs, Hardeep Singh Puri and Union Minister of Electronics & IT, Ravi Shankar Prasad.
  • The MoHUA mentioned that the ‘National Urban Digital Mission’ will lead to having an institutionalised citizen-centric and ecosystem-driven approach for transparent urban governance and service delivery in cities by 2022, and in all Indian cities and towns by 2024.
  • Due to this mission, the Indian cities and towns will get the benefit of holistic and diverse forms of support of various digital initiatives of the MoHUA.
  • During the event of launching of the mission, various other initiatives were also launched: lndia Urban Data Exchange (IUDX), SmartCode, Smart Cities 2.0 website, and Geospatial Management Information System (GMIS).
  • The IUDX is developed by Smart Cities Mission in partnership with IISc Bangaluru. It is an open-source software platform, which will provide a secure and authenticated data exchange across several data platforms, data producers, 3rd party applications and consumer. The platform will provide control to the data owners for data exchange.
  • The SmartCode is a platform that will allow stakeholders to contribute to a repository of open-source code for various solutions and applications for urban governance.


Q.1 Who among the following launched ‘National Urban Digital Mission’?
a. Ravi Shankar Prasad.
b. Amit Shah
c. Hardeep Singh Puri
d. Nitin Gadkari
e. Both (a) and (c)
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