IAS Officer’s City Improvements Deliver World Recognition to Pimpri Chinchwad


IAS officer Shekhar Singh’s initiatives helped Maharashtra’s Pimpri Chinchwad change into the one Indian metropolis to be on the earth’s prime 15 cities shortlisted for the Guangzhou Worldwide Award for City Innovation.

In a notable distinction, Pimpri Chinchwad acquired the Medal of Honour of the sixth Guangzhou Worldwide Award for City Innovation.

This metropolis in Maharashtra is the one Indian metropolis shortlisted for the award. It emerged amongst the highest 15 out of 193 cities spanning 54 international locations the world over attributable to its city initiatives.

“The town’s ground-breaking initiative below the Navi Disha programme, the place women-led teams handle neighborhood bogs, was pivotal in securing this accolade,” the Pimpri-Chinchwad Municipal Company (PCMC) administration stated on X (previously Twitter).

This award reveals how the PCMC, led by IAS officer Shekhar Singh, labored arduous for sustainable city growth. They’ve used revolutionary and sustainable strategies to boost city life.

The company’s mud suppression autos use recycled sewage water for cleaner roads and higher air.

Residents can monitor their waste from pickup to disposal by way of the ‘Sensible Sarthi’ app. 

Moreover, the PCMC turns waste into vitality on the Moshi Waste-to-Vitality plant, producing round 12 MW of electrical energy. Efforts additionally embrace selling rainwater harvesting and offering subsidies to transform autos to electrical autos.

(Edited by Pranita Bhat)


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