The Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) is organising an essay writing competition for the Smart City project under its third phase. The topic is ‘My role to make Pune a Smart city’. The essay should be 800 to 1000 words long. The last date for submitting the essays is 31st Oct, 2015. Citizens can submit their essays either online or personally to the civic body.
Mr. Kunal Kumar, Municipal Commissioner announced that Pune has made it to the list of 98 cities across the country that have been selected for the project of the Union Urban Development Ministry. The city is now trying to be among the top 10 cities where the project will be taken up initially.
To increase public participation in this project, the PMC is carrying out various activities in the third phase. In the first phase, the civic body invited suggestions for Smart City project from people. After that, the PMC along with Delivering Change Foundation (DCF) visited homes across the city and sought suggestions from families in various sectors as to what they want under the project.
According to Mr Kumar, “In the third phase, the PMC is organising the essay competition. We will appeal to the city residents to take part in this competition.”