Bhubaneswar placed 32nd among world’s top 50 Smart City Govts


Bhubaneswar: The capital city of Odisha Bhubaneswar has added yet another feather in its cap by being placed among the Top 50 Smart City Governments in the world, according to a study conducted Singapore-based Eden Strategy Institute.

Bhubaneswar has been ranked 32nd in the list along with Ahmedabad while New Delhi has been placed at 23rd spot, Surat at 27th, Jaipur at 34th and Pune at 36th.

The rankings were unveiled from a study conducted in partnership with OXD (ONG&ONG Experience Design).

London topped the list while Singapore stood at the 2nd position and Seoul at the 3rd.

The ranking investigates the roles that city governments play a lead in Smart City strategy.

The cities were adjudged on 10 parameters: Clarity of vision, Leadership, Budget, Provision of Financial incentives, Support programmes, Talent-Readiness, People-centric approach, Development of an Innovation Ecosystem, Implementation of Smart Policies and Track Record of previous initiatives and projects.

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