Kohima bagged the Zonal Smart City Award (Northeast Zone) in the India Smart Cities Awards (ISCA) for 2022, which was announced by the Centre on Friday. ISCA is organized under the Smart Cities Mission, Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs.
The President of India will felicitate the winners of ISAC 2022 awards on September 27, 2023 at Indore, Madhya Pradesh.
ISCA is one of the important activities initiated under the Mission, where pioneering city strategies, projects and ideas are recognized to award the exemplary performance, enable peer-peer learning and disseminate best practices.
ISAC recognizes and reward the cities, projects and innovative ideas that are promoting sustainable development across the 100 smart cities, as well as stimulating inclusive, equitable, safe, healthy and collaborative cities, thus enhancing quality of life for all.
In the past, the ISAC has witnessed three editions in 2018, 2019 and 2020. The fourth edition of the ISAC was launched in April 2022 during the ‘Smart Cities-Smart Urbanization’ event in Surat.
The ISAC 2022 award had a two-stage submission process consisting of ‘Qualifying Stage’, which involved overall assessment of the city’s performance, and the ‘Proposal Stage’ which required the smart cities to submit their nominations for six award categories as follows:
A total of 845 nominations were received for ISAC 2022 from 80 qualifying smart cities.
These entries were evaluated in 5 stages.
Of the total 845 applications received under the five awards categories, 66 final winners have been identified – 35 in Project Award, 6 in Innovation Award, 13 in National/Zonal City Award, 5 in State/UT Award and 7 in Partner Award categories.