Dehradun Smart City has been selected by the Government of India for the Best Smart City Award for the year 2020. Apart from this, Doon will also get the Water Project Award. Last year, on behalf of the Union Housing and Urban Affairs Ministry, applications were invited from all 100 smart cities, based on which Doon has been selected.
On Friday, the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs organized an online event on the sixth anniversary of the Government of India’s AMRUT Scheme, Smart City Mission, and Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana. In this, all 100 smart cities of the country including Dehradun participated.
Union Housing and Urban Affairs Minister Hardeep Singh Puri, Secretary Durgashankar Mishra, JS&MD Smart City Mission Kunal Kumar felicitated the winning cities. The result of India Smart City Award Contest 2020 was also announced at the event, in which Dehradun Smart City Limited was given the Best Smart City Award and Water Project Award in the third phase.
Smart City Project CEO Dr. Ashish Kumar Srivastava said that the best smart city has been selected based on how all the smart cities are working on their projects. Dehradun Smart City was given this award for the fastest work on development projects. At the same time, the central government has also stamped on the availability of drinking water and the work of providing clean water to the homes.
Under this, work is being done on drinking water related projects, drinking water SCADA, drinking water promotion, water ATM, smart water meter project. He said that this award has given encouragement to the entire team. The entire team will try to complete the project work at the earliest with renewed vigor and enthusiasm. So that, people can get benefit of it.
The Smart Cities Mission aims to accelerate economic growth and local area development and improve the quality of life of the people by using technology, especially technology that leads to smart outcomes. Area-based development will transform existing areas (retrofits and redevelopment) including slums into better planned ones, thereby improving the liveability of the city. New areas (Greenfields) will be developed around the cities to accommodate the growing population in urban areas. The application of smart solutions will enable cities to use technology, information, and data to improve infrastructure and services. In this way comprehensive development will improve the quality of life, generate employment, and increase income for all, especially the poor and disadvantaged, leading to inclusive cities.