According to the overall performance in the year 2020, Surat and Indore have bagged the best overall performance. Uttar Pradesh won the best state award, Madhya Pradesh and Tamil Nadu bagged the second and third best state award respectively.
Referring to this Madhya Pradesh, Chief Minister tweeted that as many as 11 out of 20 awards have been conferred to Indore, Bhopal, Gwalior, Sagar and Jabalpur smart cities which is the reflection of the work of people who worked tirelessly working on smart city projects.
He congratulated the administration of Indore after the city featured in the list of top 10 cities in the Ease of Living Index released by the Center. Indore ranked the ninth-best city among cities with over a million population.
The CM also appreciated the efforts of the Indore and Bhopal administration after the cities ranked first and third respectively in the Municipal Performance Index released by the central government.
Under India’s Smart Cities Award contest (ISAC) Indore managed to clinch the Swachh city award four times in a row and along with Surat, the city was awarded the overall smart city where the results were announced on Friday.
Minister for Housing and Urban Affairs Hardeep Singh Puri recently released the Ease of Living Index and the Municipal Performance Index. As per the reports, cities with more than a million population and fewer population cities were released based on the assessment from 111 cities. Accordingly, Indore, Sural and Bhopal have ranked the best cities whereas Kota, Guwahati and Srinagar were ranked at the bottom 3.
As per the list, Bengaluru topped the list of cities with more than 1 million people while Shimla grabbed the first position in the list of population below one million. Further, among municipalities catering to a population of less than a million, New Delhi Municipal Council ranked first, while Imphal, Shillong, and Kohima municipalities were ranked at the bottom of the list.