The Government of India had launched the Smart Cities Mission on 25th June, 2015. The purpose of the mission is to drive economic growth and improve the quality of life of people by enabling local area development and harnessing technology in a smart way. The focus is on sustainable and inclusive development. Oulgaret Municipality is one of the two Municipalities in Puducherry region of U.T. of Puducherry that has been selected as the one of 100 cities under the Smart Cities. Oulgaret has a population of over 3 lakh and comprises an area of about 36 sq km. The Centre is keen to fund development projects in Puducherry.