SKOCH Smart City Award

Last date to apply: 6th February 2021,
Early bird date: 11th January 2021

COVID19 has taken our cities by surprise which have put a brave foot forward to fight the pandemic. It’s a feat never expected or experienced both by the cities as well as citizens. Approaches to urban governance are changing rapidly as cities struggle to adapt to the challenges of the 21st century including COVID19. SKOCH Smart City Award is an initiative to recognise and encourage top performing government bodies, organisations and those working with the government operating at the city level for developing and upgrading the existing Indian cities to turn them into Smarter Cities. It is a step towards recognising the best practices including existing and emerging models of governance for efficient implementation of programmes and services delivery. 

Such cities, organisations and their associates that have demonstrated innovation in governance practices adequately responding to the local conditions including COVID19 in the smart cities are invited to send their nominations. The objective is to spur development of Smart Cities in India, learning from cross-pollination of ideas and enhancing the competitiveness while leading to efficient management.

Some of the past awardees include: 

  1. Pune Smart City, Pune Smart City Development Corporation Limited
  2. New Town Kolkata Green Smart City Corporation Limited
  3. Greater Visakhapatnam Smart City Corporation Limited
  4. Thane Smart City Limited
  5. Rajkot Smart City Development Ltd
  6. Gwalior Smart City Development Corporation Limited

Who Can Nominate?

Following organisations are invited to nominate their projects for this award:

  • State Governments
  • Urban Local Bodies
  • Municipalities
  • City/District Administration
  • NGOs/Community Based Organisations

Award Categories

The SKOCH Smart City Award has the following categories:

  • Capacity Building
  • Civic Engagement
  • Clean & Green Energy
  • Conservation, Retrofitting & Refurbishment of Historical & Heritage Sites
  • Construction of Community Toilets
  • Construction of Public Toilets
  • Culture & Tourism
  • Disaster Management / Emergency Services
  • Drinking Water
  • e-Waste Management
  • Education
  • Elimination of Open Defecation
  • Environment Protection
  • Green Building
  • Health
  • Housing
  • IEC
  • Individual Toilets
  • Infrastructure Development
  • Innovation
  • Lighting
  • Livelihoods
  • ODF+
  • Plastic Management
  • Plastic Recycling
  • Police and Safety
  • Power
  • Public Private Partnership
  • Revenue Collection
  • Sanitation
  • Services Delivery
  • Skill Development
  • Slum Rehabilitation
  • Smart Architecture and Buildings
  • Solid Waste Management (Collection & Transportation)
  • Solid Waste Management (Processing & Disposal)
  • Sustainability
  • Technology
  • Transportation & Mobility
  • Urban Planning
  • Urban Renewal
  • Use of Recycled, Renewable, Reclaimed Materials
  • Waste Water
  • Water Management
  • Others

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