Nurturing Neighborhoods Challenge
Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs selected 25 cities selected for the Nurturing Neighbourhoods Challenge under the Smart Cities Mission.
These cities would carry out projects for making early childhood-friendly neighbourhoods.
It aims to work with Indian cities and their partners to improve public space, mobility, data management across city agencies, etc.
Selected cities - Bengaluru, Coimbatore, Erode, Agartala, Indore, Kakinad
National Urban Digital Mission
National Urban Digital Mission (NUDM) was launched by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) and the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY).
NUDM will create a shared digital infrastructure for urban India by working across the three pillars of people, process, and platform to provide holistic support to cities and towns.
It will institutionalise a citizen-centric, principles-based and ecosystem-driven ap
Smart Code Platform
It enables all ecosystem stakeholders to contribute to a repository of open-source code for various solutions and applications for urban governance.
It addresses the challenges that Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) face in the development and deployment of digital applications to address urban challenges.
The source code available on the platform will be free to use without any licensing or subscription fees, thus limiting costs to those involved with customising
Ease of Living Index 2020
The Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs released the final rankings of the Ease of Living Index (EoLI) 2020.
The Index categorises the cities into,
Million+ populated cities (Population of more than a million) - Bengaluru (Top), Pune, Ahmedabad, Chennai, etc.,
Less than Million populated cites (Population of less than a million) - Shimla (Top), Bhubaneshwar, Silvassa, etc.,
All the cities under the Smart Cities Program.
EoLI is an assessmen