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  • CITIIS, or the City Investments to Innovate, Integrate and Sustain, is a sub-component of the Government of India's Smart Cities Mission.

  • It aims to support sustainable urban development in India by promoting innovative solutions and integrating various urban systems.

  • It is a joint program of the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, Agence Francaise de Development (AFD), the European Union (EU), and the National Institute of Urban Affairs (NIUA).


  • The primary objective of CITIIS is to provide financial and technical support to selected cities in India for the implementation of projects that address their specific urban challenges.

  • These challenges may include improving urban mobility, enhancing water supply and sanitation systems, promoting sustainable energy solutions, etc.

  • It also aims to promote integrated waste management and climate-oriented reform actions.

  • CITIIS focuses on three key pillars - Innovation, Integration and Sustainability.

  • The cities are selected through a rigorous process based on the strength of their proposals.

  • The selected cities receive financial support, technical expertise, and capacity building to implement their projects successfully.

  • CITIIS 1.0 was launched jointly in 2018.

  • CITIIS 2.0 (2023-2027) has been approved recently by the Union Cabinet.

  • CITIIS 2.0 program envisages to support competitively selected projects promoting circular economy with focus on:

    • Integrated waste management at the city level,

    • Climate-oriented reform actions at the State level, and

    • Institutional strengthening and knowledge dissemination at the National level.

  • The funding for CITIIS 2.0 - loan of ₹1,760 crore from AFD and KfW, split equally, and a technical assistance grant of ₹106 crore from the EU.

  • CITIIS 2.0 has three major components:

    • Financial and technical support for developing projects focused on building climate resilience.

    • Adaptation and mitigation in up to 18 smart cities

    • Interventions at centre, State and city levels to further climate governance.

  • The CITIIS 2.0 will be implemented in 18 cities which would be selected based on a competition.



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Learnerz IAS | Concept oriented UPSC Classes in Malayalam: CITIIS | UPSC CSE Study Note
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