National Urban Digital Mission

Building cities that work for people

NUDM Launch Video

Shri Hardeep S. Puri

Minister of State (I/C) - Housing and Urban Affairs

India has more than 4400 cities and towns, and it is essential that the “long tail of small cities” are empowered to deliver on the promise of serving all citizens. The National Urban Digital Mission will streamline and coordinate the various efforts MoHUA has taken to support and enable ULBs. NUDM will create a shared digital infrastructure, with the power to bring together all actors in the urban ecosystem to collaborate and co-create solutions for citizen-centric governance. By building systems to make cities self-reliant and capable of rising to their local challenges, NUDM will help realise Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi’s vision of an Atma Nirbhar Bharat.

Durga Shanker Mishra

Secretary - Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs

We look to Indian cities to be inclusive centres of growth, that aggregate the best of talent, capital and innovation from across the country. The National Urban Digital Mission (NUDM) will usher in an era of citizen-centric and ecosystem-driven digital transformation for our cities. NUDM will create a shared digital infrastructure with multiple options and opportunities for ULBs to leverage, meeting each city where they are and working with them to address their most pressing needs and challenges, by tapping into a wide range of resources across the three pillars of people, process, and platforms. NUDM will consolidate the lessons learnt in the first five successful years of the Smart Cities Mission and democratise access to these across all cities.

Core Principles


Prosumer Centric 


Privacy and Security by Design


Relationship Focused


Minimal Inclusive




Citizen-centric transformation
at scale and speed

Shared Digital Infra for the Urban Ecosystem


Ease of living, ease of access to government services


Data driven Policy and Governance

28 States, 8 UTs, all ULBs

over the next five years Governance

ULB Administrators

Real-time data, Management & learning tools


Lowered barriers to entry, ease of doing business, ease of scaling


Systematic data for research & innovation

ULB Employees

Enhanced tools, better systems, capacity-building & recognition