The Municipal Council for Nagpur was established in 1864. At that time, the area under the jurisdiction of the Nagpur Municipal Council was 15.5 sq. km and the population was 82,000.

The duties entrusted to the Nagpur Municipal Council were to maintain cleanliness and arrange for street lights and water supply with government assistance. In 1922, the Central Provinces & Berar Municipalities Act was framed for the proper functioning of the Municipal Council.

On 22nd January 1950, CP & Berar Act No. 2 was published in the Madhya Pradesh Gazette which is known as the City of Nagpur Corporation Act, 1948 (CNC Act). The Municipal Corporation came into existence in March 1951. The first development plan of the city was prepared in 1953. In the year 1956, under the state reconstitution, the Berar Province merged into the Maharashtra State with Mumbai being recognised as its capital; in 1960, Nagpur was declared as the second capital of the state.

As per the CNC Act, 1948, the key responsibility for providing Nagpur's citizens basic urban services lies with the Nagpur Municipal Corporation. These services include water supply, sewerage, waste management, slum improvement, land use planning, construction and maintenance of internal roads, street lighting, maintenance of parks and gardens, providing primary health and education facilities, etc. NMC co-ordinates with various other government organizations like NIT, MHADA, MSRTC, the Traffic Police, MPCB, etc. for delivering these basic urban services.


As our country becomes more urban, our cities need to get smarter. To handle this large-scale urbanization, we'll need to find new ways to manage complexity, increase efficiency, reduce expenses, and most importantly to improve quality of life.

Smart City is a city which is committed to use Information and Communication Technologies (ICT), and a model of higher quality infrastructures that improve the quality of life of Citizens, while reducing public expenditure.

- Smart City -

Strategic Investments in strategic Assets

Utilizing natural and cultural heritage to build good quality of life

Values creativity and welcomes new ideas

Ready to embrace implemented successful ideas that can be localized to pave path for other small/medium cities

Aim high and be sensible by understanding its DNA

Innovative suggestions can come from any quarter of the society.The key is not presenting something very spectacular but to be focussed precisely on the local challenges and a unique proposition to address them.

Some of the exemplary examples across the globe are mentioned below:



The Smart City Idea Challenge competition has received a huge response from the citizens of Nagpur. In all there are 1365 entries received out of which the responses on Website were 915, Email 252 and through Dropbox 198.


The Smart City Idea Challenge competition Click here for shortlist Top 20 entries

Click here for letter to contestants

Currently the entries are being segregated and an expert panel is evaluating the ideas. The panel will shortlist Top 20 entries, which will be presented in front of the citizens and expert panel for final selection. Through this process the Best 10 entries will be selected.

Citizen Engagement Campaign phase 2

Our city Nagpur is poised to be a Smart City! As a responsible Nagpurian, we must have a vision about what and how a 'Smart City' should be. Hence it is necessary to consider your valuable opinion to decide the future course of action in the process of transforming India's Heart.

Another step towards Smart City Nagpur - Phase II B started!

India's Heart - Nagpur Smart!



Smart City Nagpur

My City - Smart City

"Smart City" is a popular term nowadays in India. However, is it well understood?

The last mile stake holders of a potential smart city i.e the citizens have varied perceptions about the whole concept. Expectations like best of the Urban Infrastructure, Technology and Services at finger tips are being aroused around the buzz created. However, the basic ideas evolve around a single tag line - "Improvement in the quality of Life".

As can be observed from precedence of Smart cities around the globe like Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Tel Aviv, Shanghai etc, the common parameter in each of the models is active citizen participation. In fact, the first step towards crafting a smart city is necessarily an intensive Citizen Engagement Program (CEP).

Nagpur, with immense potential to explode as a true Smart City has also started to gear up for this process. It is one of few cities, identified by Government of India to have a makeover. Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) as a Principal city planner has been bestowed upon the responsibility to identify the new development layers and align them with a holistic plan.

As a first step towards this, NMC has decided to involve the citizens in the whole program right from the day one. It has launched an initiative under the name of "My City - Smart City " with a belief that creative ideas can come up from any quarter of the citizens. NMC is also very optimistic that the ideas thus received can be of immense use to the city planners. In order to facilitate this, a communication platform needs to be formed, wherein citizens can come up and offer their valuable suggestions. To enhance the reach of this communication platform all possible means like - dedicated website, Social media channels, drop boxes for suggestions in physical forms and a dedicated telephone line would be utilized. The suggestions / ideas can be offered in any form, language, area etc. The openness and non limitation on any parameters of the invitation is designed so as to get maximum participation from every section of the society.

There are some basic rules which however need to be understood to present your ideas on the right forum/category. The ideas/ suggestions should fit in the category framework as below:

1. Invitation Categories :

Two basic invitation categories are available:

PAN City: Any idea/ suggestion that is applicable to the entire city and the set of Services for the entire city can be put forth in this category. A few examples can be Water Supply, Public Transport, Sewage system etc. In fact, Nagpur has some of the ongoing projects like "24x7 Water supply project, Nagpur Metro Rail and Solid Waste Management" that fall in this category.

Area Based Development Program: This category is designed for suggestions/ideas focused on a selected geographical area. For example: Path breaking program of Gandhisagar Lake, Futala Street, Ambazari garden, any vacant land parcel etc can fit in this program.

Suggestions/Ideas in this category should fall under one of the below


An idea in any of the above categories should focus on either of the basic focus areas:

Similarly the participants can also propose- Scale Up- ideas which means that innovative ideas implemented at smaller levels (localities, wards, etc.) can be scaled up to higher levels.

The citizens have to express their ideas/suggestions in a write up of not more than 1000 words. They can also present/attach a white paper, presentation etc to explain it further.


Out of all the received suggestions/ideas NMC will select the top 20 entries and each one of the owner shall be invited for a detailed presentation/discussion on his/her idea. Based on their detailed presentation the best 10 entries will be shortlisted. These smart 10 ideas shall be a part of the "Smart City Vision document of Nagpur City" and the presenters will be appointed as "Smart Ambassadors of Smart Nagpur"

A special award "Jhakkas Idea" will be awarded to an extraordinary idea which focuses on high impact with minimal investments.

Smart City Guidelines



Citizen Engagement Campaign form

Citizen Engagement Campaign form Phase 2


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