Centre to hold workshop on 'liveability' index of cities

BHUBANESWAR: The ministry of city construction (MoUD) will behavior a workshop right here on Thursday to coach government agencies on the right way to sort and provide knowledge required for the 'liveability' review of the capital city and Rourkela.
Bhubaneswar and Rourkela - both Smart Cities - are amongst 116 towns across the country to be part of the Centre's 'liveability usual review'. The review, to be carried out by way of the MoUD, will rate the towns on 79 parameters - 57 core indicators and 22 supporting ones - and resolve the quality of life they supply to their citizens.

Thursday's workshop will see the participation of several stakeholders, including quite a lot of government departments, because the review calls for numerous knowledge from them. The knowledge bought from the entire departments can be collated to organize the liveability index, said a government officer.

In this first-of-its-kind index, the towns can be assessed on a complete set of 79 parameters including availability of roads, training and well being care, mobility, employment opportunities, emergency reaction, complaint redress, air pollution, availability of open and inexperienced spaces and cultural and leisure opportunities.

The MoUD has hired a consortium to behavior workshops in several towns which are part of the review. "Data on municipal financing and social infrastructure can be obtained from the urban bodies. Although municipal officers maintain data regularly, they will be taught how to organize the figures in the workshop. In many cases, physical survey may be required to obtain data for indicators such as water quality, pollution level and quality of urban transport," added the officer.

Officials said a map-based analysis could be required to review the consistent with capita availability of open area. The capital city has several geographical information-based (GIS) services and products corresponding to location of parking spaces and toilets. This would allow the Bhubaneswar Development Authority and the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation to furnish knowledge on GIS-based city infrastructure, said an officer of the BMC.

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