Namchi Smart City among best performing cities in Northeast Zone

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Namchi Smart City is among the best performing cities in the North East zone and was awarded at the India Smart Cities Conclave 2023. Indore bagged the honour of ‘Best Smart City’ in India, while Gujarat’s Surat came second, and Agra in Uttar Pradesh secured the third position among the smart cities of India.

The award was presented by President Smt Droupadi Murmu on 26-27th September, 2023.

A press release from the CEO, Namchi Smart City Limited says “During the annual event of India Smart Cities Conclave 2023 organised by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, Government of India at Indore, Madhya Pradesh, the Namchi Smart City, Sikkim has been awarded as one of the best performing cities in the North East zone.

Smt. Draupadi Murmu, Honourable President of India presented the award in the presence of the Shri Mangubhai Patel, Hon’ble Governor of Madhya Pradesh, Shri. Hardeep Singh Puri, Hon’ble Union Minister (MoHUA ), Shri. Shivraj Singh Chauhan, Hon’ble Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh, Shri. Kaushal Kishore, Hon’ble MoS (MoHUA), Shri. Manoj Joshi, Secretary, MoHUA, Govt. of India and other dignitaries.

The award was received by Shri. M T Sherpa, IAS, Secretary Urban Development Department cum Mission Director (SCM-SK) along with Shri Thupden Gyatso Bhutia, Chief Executive Officer and Shri Navin Rai, Chief Town Planner cum Nodal Officer, Namchi Smart City. The Namchi Smart City expresses its gratitudes to Government of India and the State Government for all supports extended enabling it to achieve this milestone.”

At #IndiaSmartCitiesConclave2023, Namchi Smart City #Sikkim was awarded as one of the best performing cities in the North East zone. The award was presented by President Smt Droupadi Murmu @rashtrapatibhvn.@HardeepSPuri @MoHUA_India @ChouhanShivraj @PSTamangGolay @MTSherpa5

— sikkimgovtipr (@sikkimgovt) September 27, 2023

The India Smart Cities Conclave was organised to showcase the country’s emerging infrastructure and development in the urban landscape. This conclave witnessed the participation of all 100 smart cities that are leading a significant shift in the practice of developing modern cities. The event also provided a platform for the cities to showcase their work done under the Smart City Mission.

The Central government launched the Smart Cities Mission (SCM) on June 25, 2015. The mission aims to promote cities that can provide core infrastructure, a clean and sustainable environment, and offer a decent quality of life to the citizens. The focus of Smart Cities Mission is on sustainable development by creating replicable models which can act as lighthouses to other aspiring cities. A total of 100 cities were selected to be developed as Smart Cities at first.

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