Hon’ble President of India to Present Award to Belagavi Smart City Ltd at Indore Ceremony on Sep-2023
In a moment of pride and achievement, Belagavi Smart City Ltd has emerged as the indisputable winner of the prestigious Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) India Smart Cities Award Contest (ISAC) 2022. The coveted award, recognizing exceptional contributions to urban development and innovation, will be presented by the Hon’ble President of India at a grand ceremony in Indore today.
The ISAC, a brainchild of the Smart Cities Mission under the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, Government of India, has consistently been at the forefront of identifying and celebrating trailblazing urban initiatives that are steering India towards sustainable development and inclusive growth. The event serves as a platform to honor pioneering city strategies, projects, and ideas that exemplify excellence and set new benchmarks in the field of urban planning.
Belagavi Smart City Ltd victory in clinching the Best Zonal Smart City Award stands as a testament to its tireless dedication towards advancing urban living standards and fostering innovation. The city’s remarkable achievements will not only be a source of inspiration for its peers but will also facilitate the exchange of best practices and ideas for a better urban future.
The ISAC, now in its fourth edition, witnessed an overwhelming participation of 80 qualifying smart cities across India. A total of 845 nominations were meticulously evaluated through a rigorous five-stage assessment process. This involved meticulous pre-screening, a jury evaluation by experts from the National Institute of Urban Affairs (NIUA), proponents’ presentations, and a final jury assessment chaired by MoHUA directors and esteemed subject matter experts.
Belagavi Smart City Ltd’s visionary initiatives, aligning with the smart city ethos, have catapulted it to the number one position in the National/Zonal City Award category. The city’s dedication to sustainable development, inclusivity, safety, health, and collaborative urban planning has set a new standard for smart cities across the nation.
Among the 66 final winners across various categories, Belagavi’s exemplary performance in urban innovation and development shines brightly. With 35 other commendable projects and initiatives honored in the Project Award category, six groundbreaking ideas recognized in the Innovation Award category, 13 cities celebrated in the National/Zonal City Award category, five outstanding achievements highlighted in the State/UT Award category, and seven remarkable partnerships acknowledged in the Partner Award category, the ISAC 2022 awards celebrate a wide spectrum of accomplishments in urban development.
As the Hon’ble President of India felicitates the winners at the ISAC 2022 awards ceremony today, it is a moment of pride not just for Belagavi Smart City ltd but for the entire nation. The event reiterates the commitment of India’s urban planners, policymakers, and visionaries to transform cities into vibrant, sustainable, and resilient hubs that enhance the quality of life for all citizens.
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