11 Smart Cities as winners of EatSmart Cities Challenge showcase efforts towards Safe, Healthy & Sustainable Food System
The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) in association with the Smart Cities Mission under the aegis of Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) have announced the winners of EatSmart Cities Challenge.
The 11 winning cities include Chandigarh, Indore, Jabalpur, Jammu, Panaji, Rajkot, Rourkela, Surat, Sagar, Tumkuru and Ujjain. These cities will now enter into the scale up stage of the Challenge wherein the projects undertaken at the pilot stage will now be scaled up in a sustainable manner.
Launched in April 2021, the EatSmart Cities Challenge aims at motivating Smart Cities to develop and execute a plan that supports a healthy, safe and sustainable food environment through adoption of various Eat Right India initiatives.
A total of 108 cities had registered in the challenge out of which 20 cities were shortlisted for evaluation by an external jury panel comprising of national and international experts.
11 cities have been selected as winners for the next phase of scale up and will be awarded Rs 50 Lacs each by MoHUA.
In the scale up stage, cities will adopt an aggressive approach through food systems approach in implementation of various Eat Right India programs at a larger scale. To support the cities, FSSAI along with Food Foundation, UK will organize a series of activities and deliberation sessions to provide technical assistance and showcase their efforts at international forums.