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THE SMART CITIES CHALLENGE

The India Smart Cities Challenge is designed to inspire greater creativity from municipal officials and their partners, more involvement and inspiration from citizens, and the development of proposals that will produce concrete benefits in people's lives..


Stage 1: Shortlisting of Cities by the States

The Stage 1 of the competition was intra-state, in which cities in the State/UT competed on the conditions precedent and scoring criteria set by Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India. These conditions precedent had to be met by the potential cities to succeed in the Stage 1 and highest scoring potential smart cities were shortlisted and recommended by State/UT. On 27th August 2015, Ministry of Urban Development (MoUD) announced list of nominated cities for Smart City Challenge Round II. Silvassa is nominated from Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Stage 2: The Challenge round for selection

Each of the potential 100 smart cities will prepare their proposals for participation in the ‘City Challenge’. The proposals will be prepared by the empanelled consultant shortlisted through the RFP process. The Smart City Proposal (SCP) will comprise of area based model chosen, whether retrofitting or redevelopment or greenfield development or a mix thereof, and additionally include a Pan-City dimension with smart solutions. It will also outline the consultations held with the city residents and other stakeholders, how the aspirations are matched with the vision contained in the SCP and importantly, what is the proposal for financing of the smart city plan including the revenue model to attract private participation.

It will be evaluated by a Committee involving a panel of national and international experts, organizations and institutions. The winners of the first round of Challenge will be announced by MoUD. Thereafter, while the winning cities start taking action on making their city smart, those who do not get selected will start work on improving their SCPs for consideration in the second round. Depending on the nature of the SCPs and outcomes of the first round of the Challenge, the MoUD may decide to provide handholding assistance to the potential Smart Cities to upgrade their proposals before starting the second round.


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SURVEY - VOICE YOUR OPINION


Multiple citizen surveys would be undertaken by the Silvassa Municipal Council to better understand the issues and requirement of the city of Silvassa. Citizens are requested to kindly participate in huge numbers and contribute towards making Silvassa a smart city. Citizens are encouraged to share this link with friends and family and involve them to participate in the process of development of Silvassa city.

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Silvassa Municipal Council is seeking inputs from its citizens to post their valuable ideas, comments and suggestions based on:
* Major issues faced by the citizens
* Areas / sectors for improvement in Silvassa
* Smart solutions and ideas to enable improvement in the priority sectors
Citizens are requested to actively participate in the discussions and contribute towards making Silvassa a smart city.

CONTESTS

  • Vision

Vision statement determines purpose, inspires all stakeholders involved in the process of development and streamlines their efforts improving overall efficiency.

This contest seeks inputs from citizens to suggest a vision for Smart City Silvassa. The vision statement should encapsulate the developmental aspirations of the people of Silvassa, should be inclusive in its essence and should be in-line with the smart city mission.
The final entries should reach Chief Officer, Silvassa Municipal Council by 30th November 2015 4:00 PM. The best 3 entries would be declared as winners.
The prize money declared for the contest is as follows:

  • 1st prize: INR 6,000
  • 2nd prize: INR 4,000
  • 3rd prize: INR 2,500
  • Tagline

As part of the tagline contest, the citizens are invited to suggest a suitable tagline for Smart City Silvassa. The tagline should encompass the essence & character of Silvassa and be representative of the aspirations of the people of Silvassa.
The final entries should reach Chief Officer, Silvassa Municipal Council by 30th November 2015 4:00 PM.  The best 3 entries would be declared as winners.
The prize money declared for the contest is as follows.

  • 1st prize: INR 6,000
  • 2nd prize: INR 4,000
  • 3rd prize: INR 2,500
  • Photography

Our Silvassa is a unique city! Silvassa enjoys vast lush greens and natural beauty. We aspire to take this journey forward and transform Silvassa into a Smart City.
Capture the issues of Silvassa in photographs. After all, a picture sometimes speaks much more than words.
Submit your entries on Facebook and showcase the issues of the Silvassa. Of course best entries would be awarded. So don’t wait, Participate Now!
Format and Rules
1. The Online Photography Contest would end on 30th November 2015 4:00 PM

  • Theme for the Photo: Photograph capturing Silvassa’s issues.
  • To Participate, Participants should like the Facebook Page (www.facebook.com/SmartCitySilvassa) and upload photos on our Facebook Page Wall.
  • Top three photograph entries will be given cash prize of:
  • 1st prize: INR 12,000
  • 2nd prize: INR 8,000
  • 3rd prize: INR 5,000
  • The judging criteria would number of likes on the Photograph uploaded by the Entrant. The likes on the Photograph entries from fake / unauthentic facebook profile would not be taken into account while deciding outcome of the contest. Decision of the administrator will be final.
  • All the photos need to have a title or tagline.
  • Only minor burning, dodging, and/ or colour correction is acceptable, as is cropping, High dynamic ranges (HDR) and stitched panoramas are NOT acceptable.
  • The Photograph must not contain obscene, provocative, defamatory, sexually explicit, or otherwise objectionable or inappropriate content.
  • Your photos can be in any format (.jpeg, .png, .gef etc.). Although we suggest it should be in universally accepted format.
  • The Photograph, in its entirety, must be single work of original material taken by the contest entrant. By entering the contest, entrant represent, acknowledges, and warrants that the submitted photograph is an original work created solely by the entrant, that the photograph does not infringe on the copyrights, trademark, moral rights, rights of privacy/ publicity or intellectual property rights of any person and entity, and that no other party has any right, title, claim, or interest in the photograph.
  • Photograph submitted after deadline will not be accepted. A maximum of 3 Photographs can be submitted.
  • Drawing Competition

Let’s see the vision of our city from Kid’s Perspective. A drawing completion for the little ones is being planned, the final entries should reach Chief Officer, Silvassa Municipal Council by 30th November 2015 4:00 PM. All students from Class Nursery till Class IV may participate in the competition. The best 3 drawings would be declared as winners.

The prize money declared for the contest is as follows.

  • 1st prize: INR 12,000
  • 2nd prize: INR 8,000
  • 3rd prize: INR 5,000
  • Essay Writing Competition

An essay writing competition is being planned for all the school and college students. So, pen down your thoughts on your idea of Silvassa Smart City.
The word limit for the Essay is 500 words and the final entries should reach Chief Officer, Silvassa Municipal Council by 30th November 2015 4:00 PM. The best 3 entries would be declared as winners.


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