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