National Smart City Award : MP best state and Indore retains the best city spot

The fourth edition of the India Smart Cities Award Contest (ISAC) winners were announced by the central government on 25 August 2023. The contest was launched in April 2022 during the Smart Cities-Smart Urbanisation event in Surat.

  1. Madhya Pradesh was recognized as the top-performing state in this edition of ISAC.
  2. Indore, a city in Madhya Pradesh, retained its position as the winner of the National Smart City Award.
  3. Tamil Nadu secured the second position among states, while Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh jointly held the third position.
  4. Among cities, Surat and Agra ranked second and third respectively, following Indore.
  5. Chandigarh received the Union Territory award in the contest.
  6. In the previous edition of the contest held in 2020, Uttar Pradesh was the best-performing state, and Surat and Indore were joint winners in the city category.
  7. President Droupadi Murmu is scheduled to felicitate the winners of ISAC 2022 awards on September 27, 2023, in Indore, Madhya Pradesh.

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Q.: What city retained its top position and won the National Smart City Award in the fourth edition of the India Smart Cities Award Contest (ISAC)?

A) Chennai
B) Surat
C) Agra
D) Indore

Answer: D) Indore

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