Cities and towns have a vital role in State’s socio-economic development, transformation and change. Apart from their contribution to the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP), which is currently more than 55% and their growing role in the global markets cities in India are the center point of innovations and hub of economic activities. At the same time, cities and towns are stressed in terms of infrastructure and service availability. To cope up with increasing requirement of urban area, the Government of India has launched its flagship mission, viz., Atal Mission for Rejuvenation & Urban Transformation (AMRUT) and Smart Cities Mission (SCM) in 2015.
Gujarat, having more than 42.60 percent urban population as per Handbook of Urban Statistics 2019, published by Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs, GoI and with one of the highest urban population growth, State Government is committed to make these urban centers, a better place to live and work. Thus, Government of Gujarat has come up with the Swarnim Jayanti Mukhya Mantri Shaheri Vikas Yojana (SJMMSVY) for the social, cultural, economic and physical development of cities in Gujarat.