Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs wins Platinum Icon in Digital India Awards 2022

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The Smart Cities Mission of the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs has won the Platinum Icon at the Digital India Awards 2022 for their initiative "DataSmart Cities: Empowering Cities through Data".

Important facts

  • The award was announced under the ‘Data Sharing and Use for Socio-Economic Development’ category. 

About Data smart Cities Initiative

  • The DataSmart Cities Initiative is a key step in creating a robust data ecosystem that enables evidence-based decision-making in cities. 

  • It aims to harness the power of data for better governance in India’s 100 Smart Cities.

  • It is based on a ‘People, Platform, Process’ strategy, which is helping in the convergence of the Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs' efforts for performance management, empowerment of communities, and research, co-creation & open innovation.

  • The initiative has institutionalised a Data Ecosystem in cities through 100 City Data Offices and more than 50 Data Policies.

About Digital India Awards 2022

  • It is a prestigious National competition that seeks to encourage and honour innovative digital solutions by government entities in realising the Digital India vision.

  • These are conducted by the National Informatics Centre (NIC) under the Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology (MeitY).

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