CITIIS 2.0 Program

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Overview:

Recently, the Union Cabinet chaired by the Indian Prime Minister has approved the City Investments to Innovate, Integrate and Sustain 2.0 (CITIIS 2.0) programme

About CITIIS 2.0 Program:

  • It is a program conceived by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) in partnership with the French Development Agency (AFD), Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau (KfW), the European Union (EU), and National Institute of Urban Affairs (NIUA). 
  • The program will run for four years, i.e., from 2023 to 2027.
  • Objective: The program envisages supporting competitively selected projects promoting a circular economy with a 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.
  • Funding: The funding for this program would include a loan from AFD and KfW and a technical assistance grant of Rs.106 cr from the EU.
  • It has three major components:
    • Component 1:   Financial and technical support for developing projects focused on building climate resilience, adaptation and mitigation in up to 18 smart cities through a selection of competitively selected projects promoting a circular economy with a focus on integrated waste management.
    • Component 2:   All States and UTs will be eligible for support on-demand basis. 
      • The States will be provided support to (a) set up/strengthen their existing State climate centres/ Climate cells/ equivalents (b) create State and city-level Climate Data Observatories (c) facilitate climate-data-driven planning, develop climate action plans and (d) build capacities of municipal functionaries. To achieve these objectives, the PMU at NIUA will coordinate the provision of technical assistance and strategic support to State Governments.
    • Component 3:   Interventions at all three levels; Centre, State and City to further climate governance in urban India through institutional strengthening, knowledge dissemination, partnerships, building capacity, research and development to support scale-up across all States and Cities.

 


Q1) What is Circular economy?

Circular economy is an economic model and framework that aims to redefine the traditional "take-make-dispose" linear model of production and consumption. It promotes the idea of designing out waste and pollution, keeping products and materials in use for as long as possible, and regenerating natural systems.


Source: Cabinet approves City Investments to Innovate, Integrate and Sustain 2.0 (CITIIS 2.0) from 2023 to 2027.