The Smart City Mission in Lucknow is set to ink a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the India Institute of Management (IIM), Indore. Indore has been adjudged the cleanest city in the country for three consecutive years in the Swacha Sarvekshan rankings by the Union Ministry of Urban Affairs.
Besides the replication of the Indore model of cleanliness, other activities to be undertaken in the MoU include development of an effective traffic management plan for Lucknow city, solid waste management system, a prototype for the Lucknow smart city project and organisation of capacity building sessions for public officials. The MoU will be in force for three years and can be extended if mutually agreed upon.
The MoU will be signed by Director IIM, Indore, Dr Himanshu Rai, CEO of the Lucknow Smart City Project, Indra Mani Tripathi, and Divisional Commissioner, Lucknow, Mukesh Meshram.
The door-to-door garbage collection initiative by the Indore municipal corporation and a combination of public awareness, support by civil society groups and heavy fines for littering led to Indore emerging as the cleanest city in the country and retaining the tag in subsequent surveys.