Indore, Surat bag Smart Cities award for best performance; UP best among states
NEW DELHI: Among 100 Smart Cities, Surat and Indore have bagged the best award for their overall performance in 2020 and Uttar Pradesh won the state award. Madhya Pradesh and Tamil Nadu finished as the first and second runner up.
In 2019, Surat was the sole winner among smart cities.
This is the first time when the housing and urban affairs ministry has given awards to states for the overall performance of the smart cities and for their proactive role. UP has got the first award for taking up the development of seven more cities on its own as smart cities. These are Meerut, Ghaziabad, Ayodhya, Ferozabad, Gorakhpur, Mathura-Vrindavan and Saharanpur.
The ministry also declared joint winners under Covid innovation category. Kalyan-Dombivali in Maharashtra and Varanasi in UP bagged the award.
The awards were announced to commemorate six years of the Smart City Mission on Friday.
According to the ministry, out of the total proposed projects under the mission, 5,924 worth Rs 1.78 lakh crore have been tendered so far and work orders have been issued for 5,236 projects costing around Rs 1.46 crore. It said 2,665 projects of Rs 45,080 crore have also been fully completed and are operational.
Sarada P Samantaray
UP best among state? You must be joking...
government does not have any credibility
Dr Ahmed Khan
How can UP be best state?
If UP is top smart citi states is like declaring nokia 1100 is best smart phone of 2021
Please don't insult Nokia...
Looks straight out of a joke shop.
UP best, is just a propoaganda kee in mind UP state elections next year. Only thing on govt mind is elections. Election Jeevi !
Bjp election politics and jokes never end. A state which has thousands of bodies buried on ganga and whose CM was threatening common man to freedom of speech is awarded the besr state. Shame shame
So now BJP Govt has started awarding itself before next year UP Elections. All the souls whose bodies were washed in Ganga must be proudly watching from Heaven and thinking that they couldn't be alive to see their state getting this prestigious award
Please call back all UP walas back from rest of India and give them Employment . Indore is ok ,but Surat is dirtiest city . Navi Mumbai ,Thane are far better then Surat in smartness ans cleanness.
where is Smart City, any BJP minister knows how smart is defined, shame on this government. Think our PM has become over smart, please PM do not fool people
Really! UP the best!? Huh! Are you out of ur mind huh!
lol,most biased news. UP has only dumb cities.
Best State UP ooo my gggod!!!!! today only I saw news of bodies in Ganga again...
nonsense . hell with this results
UP best state?! Fekendra can go to any extent to win elections.
Dead covid bodies floating in River Ganges tell the truth of UP.
This really sounds odd, dirty BJP’s political move, there are many cities in south india where it is beautiful to live and giving dirty places award..pathetic
What a joke. These awards are announced by the ministry of the BJP government. What else do we expect other than announcing UP as the best state as election is coming up there soon? Good preparation for the coming election.
I stay in UP and I know the situation here... In reality, not the best !! The survey has no means ..
Must be the biggest lie of the year.