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Awards

Awards & Recognition

1.    2011-2012 (2 National Awards)

2.    2010-2011 (5 National Awards)

3.    2009-2010 (7 National Awards)


2011-2012 (2 National Awards)

1.    Best city for implementation of BSUP for 2012-13 – GVMC

2.    Best city in effective enforcement of three pro-poor reforms – GVMC


1. Best city for implementation of BSUP for 2012-13 – GVMC

On 21st of January 2014, at the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission Incentive Awards presentation at Vigyan Bhavan, New Delhi, the Hon’ble President of India Shri Pranab Mukherjee presented two awards to the Greater Visakhapatnam Municipal Corporation for ‘Best city for implementation of BSUP for 2012-13’, which is shared with Ahmedabad, Gujarat and ‘Best city in effective enforcement of three pro-poor reforms’. The State also received the BestStatefor promoting Community Organizations under SJSRY for the year 2012-13’ from the Hon’ble President of India Shri Pranab Mukherjee.

The awards were received by Shri S.K. Joshi, Principal Secretary, Urban Development, Municipal Administration and Urban Development Department, and Special Officer, Greater Visakhapatnam Municipal Corporation.

Shri Samir Sharma, Principal Secretary, Municipal Administration, MA&UD Department; Shri B. Janardhan Reddy, Commissioner & Director of Municipal Administration; Shri M.V. Satyanarayana, Commissioner, GVMC; Shri Y. Madhusudhana Reddy, Managing Director, APUFIDC; Smt. Anita Ramachandran, Mission Director, MEPMA and Shri B. Jayrami Reddy, Chief Engineer, GVMC were present. Union Minister for Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation Smt. Girija Vyas presided over the function.

 

2. Best city in effective enforcement of three pro-poor reforms – GVMC

On 21st of January 2014, at the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission Incentive Awards presentation at Vigyan Bhavan, New Delhi, the Hon’ble President of India Shri Pranab Mukherjee presented two awards to the Greater Visakhapatnam Municipal Corporation for ‘Best city for implementation of BSUP for 2012-13, which is shared with Ahmedabad, Gujarat and Best city in effective enforcement of three pro-poor reforms. The State also received theBestStatefor promoting Community Organizations under SJSRY for the year 2012-13’ from the Hon’ble President of India Shri Pranab Mukherjee.

The awards were received by Shri S.K. Joshi, Principal Secretary, Urban Development, Municipal Administration and Urban Development Department, and Special Officer, Greater Visakhapatnam Municipal Corporation.

Shri Samir Sharma, Principal Secretary, Municipal Administration, MA&UD Department; Shri B. Janardhan Reddy, Commissioner & Director of Municipal Administration; Shri M.V. Satyanarayana, Commissioner, GVMC; Shri Y. Madhusudhana Reddy, Managing Director, APUFIDC; Smt. Anita Ramachandran, Mission Director, MEPMA and Shri B. Jayrami Reddy, Chief Engineer, GVMC were present. Union Minister for Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation Smt. Girija Vyas presided over the function.


2010-2011 – 5 National Awards:


  1. Best City for outstanding efforts to attain Slum Free Status- GHMC
  2. Best City for planned habitat for urban poor- GVMC
  3. Best City for highest use of Public Private Participation in implementation – VMC
  4. BestCityfor Achievement in implementation of Reforms pertaining to improvement in Governance – GHMC
  5. National urban water award


1.    Best City for outstanding efforts to attain Slum Free Status- GHMC


Hyderabadreceived the award under the category “Best City for outstanding efforts to attain Slum Free Status”, Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation initiated the bottoms-up strategy with the community led socio-economic survey of slum dwellers. The survey work was completed and GHMC initiated formulation of a development strategy, selection of model for implementation and prioritization of the slums. The strategy document for slum free city plan for entire Hyderabad city was completed and the plan was submitted to Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation, Government of India for approval. The Detailed Project Reports for identified projects were submitted and the in-principle approval for the first year to start works in 153 slums was obtained. Moreover, GHMC was the first city to get the approval and this strategy became the model for the Rajiv Awaz Yojana.

 

2.    Best City for planned habitat for urban poor- GVMC


Text Box: Fish market yard at GangavaramVisakhapatnamreceived the award under the category of “Best City for planned habitat for urban poor” The Greater Visakhapatnam Municipal Corporation provided Infrastructural facilities for planned habitat under the JnNURM- BSUP program in Ward no. 50, Gangavaram for the provision of protected drinking Water supply to each individual house, through a GLSR of 1000 KL capacity and a sump of capacity 100 KL along with a pump house with a distribution length of 17.2 kms laid. Under ground drainage system and network laid throughout the habitation for the length of 31.71 Km. A  raw sewage collection sump cum pump house constructed to pump the sewage to the a mini Sewage Treatment Plant of 5 MLD capacity constructed for treating colony household sewage, to provide better hygienic conditions in the colony. Roads & Drains, BT roads laid for a length 6.472Km and CC roads provided to all internal roads for a length of 9.37 Kms, with CC paver block flooring on both sides of the roads. Surface drains for a length of 21.95 Km constructed on sides of each road, for disposal of rain water to keep the colony clean. A major Storm Water Drain for a length of 0.82 Km constructed to safely discharge the storm water and to avoid inundation of adjacent areas. The habitation largely consists of the fishermen community therefore, catering to the livelihood need of the community a Fish Market Yard in an area of 85 sq mts constructed apart from a Community hall constructed to facilitate the other activities of  the inhabitants.


 

3.    Best City for highest use of Public Private Participation in implementation – VMC

Vijayawadareceived the award under the category of “BestCityfor highest use of Public Private Participation in implementation” Vijayawada Municipal Corporation, developed infrastructure projects through PPP inorder to enhance the living conditions of the urban poor.  Overcoming the challenges of Land availability for the implementation of housing projects for the urban poor. VMC encouraged PPP among the farmers of Jakkampudi to enable them to share land for development and also be partners in the development of the housing project.  The PPP model and approach envisage sharing of land at 60:40 ratio between farmers/ beneficiaries and the government department. This unique concept has been experimented successfully for the first time in JnNURM mission cities.  The project has also resulted in providing 1. Township life for the urban poor, 2. Showcasing a Convergence of kinds - With various departments like the Urban Development Authority, Railways, and the Roads& Buildings, for connectivity between the housing site and the central business district (CBD), 3. Increase in Connectivity- Inner ring road, Fly over bridge across the railway tracks, and connectivity to National Highways 5 & 9. and 4. Perennial water supply from Krishna river through Irrigation canal.


4.    Best City for Achievement in implementation of Reforms pertaining to improvementin Governance – GHMC


Hyderabadreceived the award from the Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India under the category of “Best City for Achievement in implementation of Reforms pertaining to improvement in Governance”. The award was filed under the following components namely, Tax increment financing (TIF): using innovative financial instruments to finance city hard infrastructure. : Surveillance, Information, Response, Analysis (SIRA) for mosquito control and Offsite Real time Monitoring System (OSRT).


5. National urban water award

Category: Service to the Poor under the Ministry of Urban Development

APUFIDC – the SLNA for JnNURMin the State of Andhra Pradesh was nominated for the National urban water award 2010 from the Ministry of Urban Development, for its “Last Mile Water Connectivity” initiative in Jagatial Municipality under the Service to the poor category.

In view to enable access to in-house water supply connectivity to the urban poor, GoAP issued Order in 2004 (303/MA, dt. 03.08.2004) reducing the connection fees to Rs. 1,200/- (BPL Water Scheme) – payable in 12 EMIs,

The Govt. further reduced connection fees to Rs. 200 (515/MA, dt. 25.07.2008) – payable in 2 EMIs.  However, as per the Order, ULBs were expected to meet costs of last-mile water connectivity (which include pipe material, ferrule, excavation, reinstatement and other labour component, etc.) – approx. Rs. 2,000 per connection. Jagtial Municipality – a small town with population of less than one lakh and with limited revenue buoyancy, was chosen for this initiative as the Water supply source and network coverage was already existing with the ULB, despite which, all households within the water network area were not provided with individual water connections due to the inability of the ULB to raise Rs. 60.0 lakh for meeting project expenditure, Most importantly, the ULB agreed to opening an ESCROW account with APUIF (Trust established in 2005 with inter alia objective of enabling service delivery to the poor). With the help of APUIF loan (Rs 60.00 lakh), Jagtial Municipality could provide 3000 house service connection to  achieve last mile water connectivity.


2009-2010(7 National Awards)


1.     Best State for implementation of pro-poor governance and service delivery reforms - Andhra Pradesh

2.    Best City award for improvement in Solid Waste Management- GHMC

3.    Best BSUP City- GVMC

4.    Best City for implementation of Reforms – GVMC

5.    BestCityaward for overall urban development and progress in service delivery- VMC

6.    IHSDP (Integrated Housing and Slum Development Project)- Kadapa Municipal Corporation

7.    BestCityin Community Mobilisation- Kadapa Municipal Corporation

 


1. Best State for implementation of pro-poor governance and service delivery reforms - Andhra Pradesh

Andhra Pradesh received the 1st prize awarded to States, i.e. BestStatefor implementation of pro-poor governance and service delivery reforms, including earmarking of pre-determined budget for the poor, reserving developed land for EWS and LIG category housing, and provision of garland of services/facilities including security of tenure for the poor.  The award, which also carries a cash prize of Rs. 5.0 lakh, was bestowed upon Dr Vijay Kumar, IAS, Secretary, Municipal Administration and Urban Development, and Sri K Bhoopal Reddy, Managing Director, Andhra Pradesh Urban Finance and Infrastructure Development Corporation. 


2. Best City award for improvement in Solid Waste Management- GHMC

Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporationreceived the BestCityaward for improvement in Solid Waste Management.  The Hon’ble Mayor, Smt. B Karthika Chandra Reddy, and Dr Sameer Sharma, IAS, Commissioner, Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation, received the Award and Cash Prize.

3. Best BSUP City- GVMC

Greater Visakhapatnam Municipal Corporation received two prestigious prizes, namely ‘Best BSUP City’ for delivery of Basic Services for the Urban Poor from the Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation, and Best City for implementation of Reforms from the Ministry of Urban Development.  The Best BSUP City Award was shared with Surat Municipal Corporation.  The Hon’ble Mayor Sri P Janardhan Rao, and Sri VN Vishnu, IAS, Commissioner, Greater Visakhapatnam Municipal Corporation, received the awards and cash prizes.

4. Best City for implementation of Reforms – GVMC

Greater Visakhapatnam Municipal Corporation received two prestigious prizes, namely ‘Best BSUP City’ for delivery of Basic Services for the Urban Poor from the Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation, and BestCityfor implementation of Reforms from the Ministry of Urban Development.  The Best BSUP City Award was shared with Surat Municipal Corporation.  The Hon’ble Mayor Sri P Janardhan Rao, and Sri VN Vishnu, IAS, Commissioner, Greater Visakhapatnam MunicipalCorporation, received the awards and cash prizes.

5. Best City award for overall urban development and progress in service delivery- VMC

Vijayawada Municipal Corporation received the coveted Best City award for overall urban development and progress in service delivery from the Ministry of Urban Development.  Sri Piyush Kumar, IAS, Special Officer, VMC, and District Magistrate & Collector, Krishna District, and Sri G Ravi Babu, IAS, Commissioner, Vijayawada Municipal Corporation, received the award


6. Implementation of theIHSDP (Integrated Housing and Slum Development Project)- Kadapa MunicipalCorporation

From among the small and medium towns, Kadapa Municipal Corporation received the highest number of awards, i.e. two awards for implementation of the IHSDP (Integrated Housing and Slum Development Project) and Joint Award (along with Nanded in Maharashtra) for Best City in Community Mobilisation.  Sri D John Samson, Commissioner, Kadapa Municipal Corporation, received the awards.


7. Best City in Community Mobilisation- Kadapa Municipal Corporation

From among the small and medium towns, Kadapa Municipal Corporationreceived the highest number of awards, i.e. two awards for implementation of the IHSDP (Integrated Housing and Slum Development Project) and Joint Award (along with Nanded in Maharashtra) for Best City in Community Mobilisation.  Sri D John Samson, Commissioner, Kadapa Municipal Corporation, received the awards.