Dimapur, February 20: The CEO of Kohima Smart City has highlighted the different activities undertaken by Kohima Smart City to create awareness and to enable participation of citizens in the Ease of Living Index Survey.
The activities include outreach programmes to all the 19 wards, colleges, senior citizens, street vendors, taxi and bus unions, Kohima Chamber of Commerce and Industries and through local festivals and events.
Addressing a press conference with digital media houses on February 14 last, the CEO said while the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs had created a benchmark of at least 1% of the population to participate in the online survey, Kohima City crossed the minimum threshold value of 1% of the population (i.e. 1076 people) and the latest figure stands at 1769 people. He said though the target was achieved, Kohima Smart city wants to continue to create awareness and reach out to all sections of the society to ensure maximum participation from all sections of the society.
He informed that the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs will be randomly selecting 25 citizens from each of the 114 cities through a computer generated algorithm. The winners will be awarded with a Rs 1000 gift voucher and an opportunity to interact with the city mayor/ administrator on important issues. From among the 25 selected winners of each city, one citizen will be randomly selected and out of the 114 citizens 3 will again be randomly be selected as national winners. The 3 national winners will be awarded Rs 25000 cash prize and felicitated at the “4th Apex Conference of Smart Cities” to be held at Surat in June 2020.
It was also informed that from the 114 cities the best three performing cities will be awarded with certificates and cash prizes of Rs 3 lakh, 2 lakh and 1 lakh. There are 3 categories – above 10 lakh population cities, 5 lakh to 10 lakh population cities and below 5 lakh population cities. (Page News Service)