'India Smart Cities Conclave 2023' organized in Madhya Pradesh

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The Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, Government of India organized the 'India Smart Cities Conclave 2023' in Indore, Madhya Pradesh on September 26, 2023.

An Overview of the News

  • The event brought together all 100 smart cities that are leading urban innovation and changing the city development process.

  • The conclave aims to showcase the excellent work done under the Smart Cities Mission and shape the future of urban transformation in India.

  • President Draupadi Murmu on September 27, 2023, honored the winners of the India Smart Cities Awards Competition (ISAC) 2022, which has been organized by the ministry since 2018.

Main activities during the Event:

  • The event was scheduled for two days on September 26 and 27, 2023.

  • On the first day of the conclave, an exhibition of the award-winning projects of ISAC 2022 was inaugurated.

  • Attendees had the opportunity to interact with Smart City Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) and participate in site visits of notable projects implemented under the Smart City Mission in Indore and Ujjain.

  • ISAC 2022 awards were distributed on the second day of the conclave. The awards will recognize 5 States/Union Territories (UTs), 31 distinguished cities and 7 partner organizations for their outstanding contributions.

  • In total, there have been 66 recipients of ISAC awards.

  • Additionally, several reports will be released during the conclave, including:

    • ISAC 2022 Awards Collection

    • UN Habitat report: "Smart Cities Mission – Localization of the Sustainable Development Goals"

    • A collection of Smart City Mission newsletters

    • ISAC 2023 Awards Booklet.

Smart City Mission:

  • The Smart Cities Mission was launched on 25 June 2015 as a centrally sponsored scheme with the goal of transforming 100 cities using "smart solutions".

  • The mission aims to provide essential infrastructure, a clean and sustainable environment and a high quality of life to the citizens through smart solutions.

Mission Achievements:

  • More than 6000 projects costing more than Rs 1.1 lakh crore have been completed as part of the Mission, with the remaining projects targeted to be completed by June 30, 2024.

  • One of the notable achievements was the establishment of Integrated Command and Control Centers (ICCC) in all 100 smart cities, functioning as the city's operational center for urban management.

  • ICCC has significantly improved various urban services including crime tracking, civil defense, transport management, solid waste management, water supply and disaster management.

  • Smart cities have launched projects in areas such as mobility, energy, water, sanitation, solid waste management, public space, social infrastructure and smart governance.

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