The Ministry of Urban Development has sanctioned Rs 194 Crore at the rate of Rs 2.00 Crore per each of the 96 cities included in the Smart City Mission. Of the 98 smart city candidate firmed up so far, funds will be sanctioned soon by the Home Ministry to the Union Territories of Delhi and Chandigarh. Sanction Orders were issued to 38 smart city representatives from 11 states who attended the Regional Workshop held recently by the Minister of Urban Development M.Venakaiah Naidu. One city each from Jammu & Kashmir and Uttar Pradesh are still to be identified for inclusion in the Smart City Mission. The initial amount of Rs 2.00 Crore is provided to each to initiate preparation of city level Smart City Plans with the assistance of technical and hand holding agencies.