The Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) has announced the winners of the India Smart Cities Award Contest (ISAC) organised under the Smart Cities Mission (SCM), MoHUA.
- Indore topped the National Smart City Award, followed by Surat and Agra in second and third place respectively.
- Madhya Pradesh topped the state award, followed by Tamil Nadu in second place, and Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh in third place.
- Chandigarh has awarded best Union Territory award.
Note: President of India, Droupadi Murmu, will felicitate the winners of ISAC 2022 awards on 27th September 2023 in Indore, Madhya Pradesh.
i.In the Project Awards category, Coimbatore took the top spot for built environment, Ahmedabad for the culture and Integrated Command and Control Centre (ICCC) themes, Jabalpur for economy, Chandigarh for governance and mobility, Indore for sanitation, water and urban environment, Vadodara for social aspects.
ii.Hubbali Dharwad for the innovative idea theme and Surat for Covid innovation theme.
About ISAC Awards:
i.The 4th edition of the ISAC was launched in April 2022 during the ‘Smart Cities-Smart Urbanization’ event in Surat, Gujarat.
- Previous ISAC editions were held in 2018, 2019, and 2020, with the exception of the 2021 edition, which was cancelled due to COVID-19.
ii.The ISAC recognizes and reward the cities, projects and innovative ideas that are promoting sustainable development across the 100 smart cities, as well as stimulating inclusive, equitable, safe, healthy and collaborative cities, thus enhancing quality of life for all.
i.The ISAC 2022 award had a two-stage submission process consisting of ‘Qualifying Stage’, which involved overall assessment of the city’s performance, and the ‘Proposal Stage’
- A total of 64 awards were given in six categories including National and Zonal City Awards, State Awards, UT Award, Partners Awards(3 different themes), Innovation Award(2 different themes) and Project Awards(10 different themes).
ii.ISAC 2022 were received 845 nominations from 80 qualifying smart cities.These nominations were evaluated in 5 stages.
iii.During the five stages of the evaluation, the top 12 proposals from each award category were identified by a jury of the National Institute of Urban Affairs (NIUA).
- The final top 3 proposals have been identified for each award category by the Apex Committee of the Smart Cities Mission from the top 6 proposals.
List of ISAC 2022 Award Winners:
|National Smart City Award||Indore|
|State Award||Madhya Pradesh||Tamil Nadu||Rajasthan|
|Zonal Smart City Award|
|Eastern Zone||Ranchi(Jharkhand), Bhubaneswar(Odisha)|
|Northeast Zone||Kohima(Nagaland),Namchi(Sikkim), Varanasi(Uttar Pradesh),Udaipur (Rajasthan)|
|Southern Zone||Coimbatore(Tamil Nadu), Belagavi(Karnataka)|
|Industry (Infrastructure)||Larsen & Toubro|
|Enviro Control Private||LC Infra Projects Pvt. Ltd.|
|Industry (MSI)||L&T Construction- Smart World Division||Nippon Electric Company (NEC) India||Honeywell Automation India Limited|
|Partner Recognition:PMC||PwC India|
|Innovative Idea Award||Hubbali- Dharwad(Karnataka): Open Space Upgradation 2 – Nalla Renovation and Green Corridor||Surat(Gujarat): Self Sustaining of Public gardening Canal Pathway (Corridor)||Raipur(Chhattisgarh): NalandaParisar (Oxy Reading Zone Library)|
|Covid Innovation Award||Surat(Gujarat) Covid 19 Response Category – Multiple Initiatives||Indore(Madhya Pradesh): Covid 19 Response Category – Multiple Initiatives||Agra(UttarPradesh): Covid 19 Response Category – Multiple Initiatives|
|Built Environment||Coimbatore(Tamil Nadu): Model Roads, Restoration and Rejuvenation of Lakes||Indore(Madhya Pradesh): Riverfront Development (Stretch 1 from Rambagh bridge to KrishnapuraChhatri)||New Town Kolkata(West Bengal): Landscape Redevelopment of NeemBanani Park and other Green Open Spaces|
|Kanpur(UttarPradesh): Modernisation and Development of Palika Sports Stadium|
|Culture||Ahmedabad(Gujarat): Revamping and up keep of heritage structure and development of the heritage tourism using technology||Bhopal(Madhya Pradesh): Restoration of heritage buildings near SadarManzil precinct under Heritage Walk Project||Thanjavur(Tamil Nadu): Conservation of Ponds – Ayyankulam|
|Economy||Jabalpur(Madhya Pradesh): Incubation Centre||Indore(Madhya Pradesh): Value Capture Financing (VCF)||Lucknow: Rojgar Training Centre|
|Governance||Chandigarh: E-Governance Services for Chandigarh Smart City||PimpriChinchwad(Maharashtra): Smart Sarathi app||Udaipur(Rajasthan): Smart City Application|
|ICCC Business Model||Ahmedabad(Gujarat): Traffic Management through ICCC||Surat(Gujarat): Revenue Generation from different sources through ICCC||Agra(Uttar Pradesh): Revenue generation through ICCC and Carbon emission reduction|
|Gwalior(Madhya Pradesh): Intelligent traffic management system|
|Mobility||Chandigarh: Public Bike Sharing (PPP) along with cycle tracks||New Town Kolkata(West Bengal): Promoting Non- Motorized Transpor||Sagar(Madhya Pradesh): Intelligent Traffic Management System improving road safety|
|Sanitation||Indore(Madhya Pradesh): Gobardhan Bio-CNG Plant||Kakinada(Andhra Pradesh): Solid Waste Management System||Ahmedabad(Gujarat): Door-to-door waste collection monitoring|
|Chandigarh: Provision of SCADA for Solid Waste Management|
|Social Aspects||Vadodara(Gujarat): Implementation of Hospital Management Information System (HMIS)||Agra(UttarPradesh): Smart Health Centers (PPP) and Upgradation of municipal schools||Raipur(Chhattisgarh): B.P Pujari School – Upgradation of Hindi Medium Schools to School of Excellence in English Medium|
|Thoothukudi(Tamil Nadu): Smart Classroom and E-Monitoring|
|Urban Environment||Indore(Madhya Pradesh): Air quality improvement and Ahilya Van along with Vertical Garden||Shivamogga(Karnatka): Development of Conservancies in Package-2||Jammu(Jammu and Kashmir): E-auto for old city|
|Water||Indore(Madhya Pradesh): Saraswati and Kahn Lifeline Project (SANKALP), Rainwater Harvesting – “WATER PLUS TO WATER SURPLUS” and Rejuvenation of Lakes, Wells and Stepwells||Agra(UttarPradesh): Proving 24/7 water supply to ABD area along with smart water meters and SCADA systems||Rajkot(Gujarat): Rejuvenation of Atal Sarovar|
About Smart Cities Mission(SCM):
i.The Smart Cities Mission was launched on June 25, 2015, aims to provide basic infrastructure, a clean and sustainable environment, and a good quality of life to their residents through the use of’smart solutions’.
ii.The 100 Smart Cities have taken up projects across diverse sectors including mobility, energy, water, sanitation, solid waste management, vibrant public spaces, social infrastructure, smart governance.
- Under the SCM, the Integrated Command and Control Centers (ICCC) is operating in all 100 Smart Cities.
iii.6,041(76%) of the total proposed projects under SCM have been completed, and the remaining 1,894 projects worth 60,095 crore will be finished by 30 June 2024.
Recent related news:
In June 2023, the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) launched the Field Assessment for the 8th edition Swachh Survekshan (SS) 2023 – Mera Shehar, Meri Pehchan.
About Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs(MoHUA):
Union Minister– Hardeep Singh Puri(Rajya Sabha- Uttar Pradesh)
Minister of State– Kaushal Kishore (Constituency- Mohanlalganj, Uttar Pradesh)