Bhubaneswar Won three Awards At ISAC 2020

by Dikhyaa Mohanty

Bhubaneswar won three awards and acknowledgments amongst the 100 odd Smart cities in the India Smart Cities Awards Contest (ISAC) 2020  and at the ‘Smart Cities-Smart Urbanization’ Conference held at Surat.

According to the reports, it was organized by the Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs (MoHUA). The conference focused on ideas that can shape the future of Indian cities where Bhubaneswar stays ahead for its innovative approach and socially committed initiatives under Bhubaneswar Smart City Ltd (BSCL).

Bhubaneswar won the first accolade being the Socially Smart City in the social aspect category by securing the second position. Similarly, the unified Portal ‘Bhubaneswar.Me’ got mention and awarded in the governance category, conceptualized and designed by BDA’s in-house technical wing BUKC (Bhubaneswar Urban Knowledge Centre).


The recent Placemaking Marathon for Maa Mangala Pokhari Rejuvenation got wide appreciation at the conference and was amongst the best six such winning initiatives.

Sanjay Kumar Singh, Commissioner, Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation, VC-BDA & CEO-BSCL said “Our efforts have been focused towards enabling Bhubaneswar as a sustainable and resilient urban city. Bhubaneswar is expanding and is now considered one of the most livable cities in the country for its continuous efforts on sustainability. Community participation is our key to becoming smart as a city and smarter as citizens.”

The conference witnessed the bigwigs of the Indian Urban Governance & development fraternity including the Minister of MoHUA and other senior officials from different Indian Cities and States. Bhubaneswar got appreciated widely by BUKC for being a unique effort by the city authority of Bhubaneswar.


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