Erode gets ISAC award in micro compost project

Erode Corporation got 3rd prize under ‘Built Environment’ theme for its micro compost project (converting bio degradable wastes into natural manure) from the Union Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs Smart Cities Mission’s India Smart Cities Awards Contest (ISAC) 2020. Under the theme, Indore and Surat won 1st and 2nd prizes respectively.

In overall aspect under Smart City mission, Uttar Pradesh was top performer followed by Madhya Pradesh and Tamil Nadu.

These awards were given across the themes of social aspects, governance, culture, urban environment, sanitation, economy, built environment, water, urban mobility.

Among cities, Indore and Surat were adjudged joint winners.

Among Union Territories, Chandigarh was ranked first. The awards were announced on Friday to commemorate 6 years of the three urban transformative missions of the Central government — Smart Cities Mission (SCM), Atal Mission for Urban Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) and Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana-Urban (PMAY-U), which were launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 25, 2015.

Some new themes were also added this year for Sustainable Business model of Integrated Command and Control Centres, and Innovation award specially in Covid management.

“Since 2018, we have felicitated the top-performing cities through the India Smart Cities Award Contest. This year’s best proposals range from the use of Integrated Command and Control Centres in governance or in response to Covid-19, enhancing safety and security of citizens, intelligent traffic management, innovative use of open spaces, enhancement of urban environment, innovations in the improvement of urban mobility, smart water management, waste-to-energy generation and many others,” Union housing affairs minister Hardeep Puri said.

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