The Municipal Council for Nagpur was established in 1864. At that time, the area under the jurisdiction of the Nagpur Municipal Council was 15.5 sq. km and the population was 82,000.
The duties entrusted to the Nagpur Municipal Council were to maintain cleanliness and arrange for street lights and water supply with government assistance. In 1922, the Central Provinces & Berar Municipalities Act was framed for the proper functioning of the Municipal Council.
On 22nd January 1950, CP & Berar Act No. 2 was published in the Madhya Pradesh Gazette which is known as the City of Nagpur Corporation Act, 1948 (CNC Act). The Municipal Corporation came into existence in March 1951. The first development plan of the city was prepared in 1953. In the year 1956, under the state reconstitution, the Berar Province merged into the Maharashtra State with Mumbai being recognised as its capital; in 1960, Nagpur was declared as the second capital of the state.
As per the CNC Act, 1948, the key responsibility for providing Nagpur's citizens basic urban services lies with the Nagpur Municipal Corporation. These services include water supply, sewerage, waste management, slum improvement, land use planning, construction and maintenance of internal roads, street lighting, maintenance of parks and gardens, providing primary health and education facilities, etc. NMC co-ordinates with various other government organizations like NIT, MHADA, MSRTC, the Traffic Police, MPCB, etc. for delivering these basic urban services.
As our country becomes more urban, our cities need to get smarter. To handle this large-scale urbanization, we'll need to find new ways to manage complexity, increase efficiency, reduce expenses, and most importantly to improve quality of life.
Smart City is a city which is committed to use Information and Communication Technologies (ICT), and a model of higher quality infrastructures that improve the quality of life of Citizens, while reducing public expenditure.
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Strategic Investments in strategic Assets
Utilizing natural and cultural heritage to build good quality of life
Values creativity and welcomes new ideas
Ready to embrace implemented successful ideas that can be localized to pave path for other small/medium cities
Aim high and be sensible by understanding its DNA
Innovative suggestions can come from any quarter of the society.The key is not presenting something very spectacular but to be focussed precisely on the local challenges and a unique proposition to address them.
Some of the exemplary examples across the globe are mentioned below:
The Smart City Idea Challenge competition has received a huge response from the citizens of Nagpur. In all there are 1365 entries received out of which the responses on Website were 915, Email 252 and through Dropbox 198.
The Smart City Idea Challenge competition Click here for shortlist Top 20 entries
Click here for letter to contestants
Currently the entries are being segregated and an expert panel is evaluating the ideas. The panel will shortlist Top 20 entries, which will be presented in front of the citizens and expert panel for final selection. Through this process the Best 10 entries will be selected.
Our city Nagpur is poised to be a Smart City! As a responsible Nagpurian, we must have a vision about what and how a 'Smart City' should be. Hence it is necessary to consider your valuable opinion to decide the future course of action in the process of transforming India's Heart.
Another step towards Smart City Nagpur - Phase II B started!
India's Heart - Nagpur Smart!