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Uttar Pradesh Adjudged Best State Under 'Smart Cities Mission'

Lawstreet Journal 25 Jun 2021 10:58pm

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In the recently held 'India Smart Cities Award' competition, Uttar Pradesh ranked first amongst other states. In the second round for cities, Agra came in first while Varanasi came in third. Furthermore, Varanasi received the first place in the theme 'water' for the eco-restoration of the Assi river, as well as first place in the theme 'Innovation Award' for COVID innovation. The city was also ranked second in the city leadership category of smart cities.

This is the first time that states have been recognized as part of the smart cities mission. Madhya Pradesh came in second, while Tamil Nadu coming in third. UP also received the top award for taking on seven additional cities for smart city development.

CM Yogi Adityanath tweeted that the state had won first place in the Indian Smart City Award competition thanks to the Prime Minister's guidance and the UP government's dedicated efforts.

Agra won the award for the micro skill development centre under the theme 'Economy.'

In the fourth round, Saharanpur took first place for COVID innovation. According to Ashutosh Tandon, Minister of Urban Development, it is possible due to the chief minister's ongoing guidance and review.

Dr. Rajnish Dubey, additional chief secretary for urban development, stated, "The faster achievement of the scheme's physical and economic targets should be assured this year as well, so that the state wins more awards next year."

Background

The Union Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs held a smart city competition on Friday to commemorate the… Continue Reading...


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