In 2015, India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi created the Smart Cities Mission Program, which is an urban improvement initiative. 100 Indian cities were selected to participate in the project after a competitive process that compared funding with each city’s individual ability to comply with the program and reach its goals. The mission aims not only to improve city amenities and services throughout India, but also to prepare for an urban population explosion that’s expected to render huge growth in Indian cities in coming decades. This growth has already begun, an estimated 1 million people move into urban areas throughout India every single month. The initiative’s main goal is to improve the quality of life for citizens on a city level.