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Smart City Mission: A move to attain urbanization or mislaying agricultural tag?
In April 2015, the Union Cabinet approved Central Government's decision to spend Rs 98,000 crore under two upcoming urban missions- 100 smart city mission and Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation for 500 cities. The approach had been instigated by PM Narendra Modi in 2014.

It is all decided by the government that each city will be provided with Rs 100 crore per year for five years. And the selection of cities will be based on their ability to achieve the  mission objectives. Each state is intended to shortlist number of smart cities. The effective and efficient usage of available resources, assets, techniques and infrastructure is the main aim of the mission. Possibly, this will not only enhance quality of urban life but also provide clean and sustainable environment.

The government is trying hard to maintain a balance between urbanization and agricultural sector. India is country which is more into exporting fruits, dry fruits, spices all over the world. However, people feel that in order to go into the urbanization and modernizing each state, government is actually ignoring the other parts which need to be refurbish in realm.

Perhaps, in March unpredictable rain in Northern region of India not only damaged crops but also compelled farmers to pay for all losses with their lives. Although government proposed to compensate, but that amount is so low that it did not meet the expectation of the farmers.

Later, land acquisition bill appeared as a slapstick approach of government which brought more plight in farmer's life.Taking their land for infrastructural project without their full consent and providing them with low amount is what that bill spoke about. The bill angered the whole nation and gained a lot of criticism, which directly led it to controversy row. However, government tried hard to prove the positive side of the bills but all in vain. The bill is yet to get approval of everyone.

Seemingly, these three are inter-linked with each other as in order to push one thing we need to sacrifice another. There are number of people who are criticizing and welcoming the approach. Few feel that after the implementation Smart City Mission, farmers may lose their land and would have no other way for their livelihood. Might be the tag of agricultural country will be lost the fertilized land would be used for commercial purpose.

Whereas Smart City Mission strike others with full employment, modernization and proper use of technology with available resources. Patently, each person is looking for their own benefits. Let's see if government will maintain a balance between these two and come up with satisfactory approach.

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