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EatSmart Cities and Transport4All Challenges launched

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Minister of State (I/C) for Housing and Urban Affairs Hardeep Singh Puri launched the EatSmart Cities Challenge and Transport4All Challenge at an online event on April 15.

Durga Shanker Mishra, Secretary, MoHUA, was also present at the event. Arun Singhal, CEO, FSSAI, joined the event virtually. Kunal Kumar, JS, MoHUA and other officers of the Central and state governments also attended the event virtually.

Speaking about EatSmart Cities challenge, Puri said “It is a matter of pride that today, we see the Eat Right India approach getting scaled up to the smart cities level with the launch of EatSmart Cities Challenge. This movement will nudge the urban populace to make the right food choices and help build a healthier and happier nation. This will complement the remarkable work being done in the Smart Cities Mission”.

Launching the Transport4All Challenge, the minister said COVID-19 has brought the entire world to a halt with transport being one of the worst-hit sectors. He added that the Transport4All Digital Innovation Challenge will support cities to recover from this mobility crisis.

Mishra said the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs is happy to launch the Transport4All Digital Innovation Challenge to support the cities and start-ups all over the country to move towards digital transformation in urban mobility.

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He said the EatSmart Cities Challenge is an opportunity for India to play a pioneering role in developing the concept of integrating food systems into city planning and development to provide people with healthy, safe, and nourishing diets.

The EatSmart Cities Challenge aims to motivate Smart Cities to develop a plan that supports a healthy, safe and sustainable food environment supported by institutional, physical, social, and economic infrastructure along with the application of ‘smart’ solutions to combat food-related issues.

The Transport4All Digital Innovation Challenge aims to develop digital solutions that will make public transport safe, affordable, comfortable, and reliable for all.

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