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Bhubaneswar city received Best Smart City award

Bhubaneswar:27/918: Bhubaneswar city on Thursday received Best Smart City award at a three-day international conference ‘Smart City Expo India 2018’, which was conducted at Jaipur Exhibition and Convention Centre (JECC) in Sitapura.

Bhubaneswar has received this award for its community mobilisation and community development, which forms a part of the socially smart programme.  The socially smart programme is a joint collaboration of Bhubaneswar Smart City Limited and United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), which has a vision of Bhubaneswar as a smart city where there will be a special focus on the needs of young people, security of girls and women, especially in slum areas.

Until now, under the Socially Smart programme, various safety audits have been held in different slums of Bhubaneswar, 320 adolescent girls from eight slums of Bhubaneswar Town Centre District (BTCD) area have been given training on self-defence to empower them, 22 slums around Bhubaneswar got the status of Open Defecation Free under this initiative through the help of selected peer leaders and community members.

It can be mentioned here that the Smart City Proposal of Bhubaneswar has also got a unique agenda of making the city child-friendly.

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