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On September 1, 2022, Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri, Ministry of Housing and City Affairs (MoHUA) introduced Sensible Options Problem & Inclusive Cities Awards 2022 that are an initiative of the Nationwide Institute of City Affairs (NIUA) and the United Nations (UN) in India to deal with city-level accessibility and inclusion challenges confronted by individuals with disabilities (PwD), ladies and women, and the aged.
Sensible Options and Inclusive Cities Awards 2022:
These have been launched in April 2022 to advertise people-centric design and indigenous technological improvements and options. Over 100 entries have been obtained via an open name for purposes, out of which the highest 10 technology-based improvements in 3 classes have been recognized as profitable options by an eminent 7-member jury panel.
i.Within the class of early-stage improvements, the winner was a wearable expertise product, Fifth Sense by Glovatrix Pvt. Ltd., that interprets signal language gestures to speech and textual content utilizing sensors and AI.
ii.Within the second class of market-ready options, Mouseware by Dextroware Units Pvt. Ltd. was the winner. Mouseware is a head-wearable gadget that permits hands-free management of computer systems and good devices.
iii.Within the third class of Carried out Options, Multi-Dimensional Inclusiveness: Utilizing Superior Applied sciences for Schooling and Literacy by Belagavi Sensible Metropolis Ltd gained the highest prize. This method permits these with disabilities to entry schooling and healthcare.
Right here is the checklist of winners:
|Class 1: Early-stage Improvements|
|1||Fifth Sense by Glovatrix Pvt. Ltd|
|2||Digital Mobility Subsidy by Ola Mobility Institute|
|3||AxcesAble Locations by AxcesAble Designs LLP|
|Class 2: Market-ready Options|
|1||Mouseware by Dextroware Units|
|2||Signer.AI by Incluistic Pvt. Ltd. / Mates for Inclusion|
|3||IncluMaps by Vikas Upadhyay, Analysis Scholar, IIT Delhi|
|Class 3: Carried out Options|
|1||Multi-Dimensional Inclusiveness: Utilizing Superior Applied sciences for Schooling and Literacy by Belagavi Sensible Metropolis Ltd.|
|2||myUDAAN by Tekra Options Pvt. Ltd.|
|3||‘Transferring with Pleasure’ (Mo Bus and Mo E-Experience) by Capital Area City Transport (CRUT), Odisha|
|4||Nirbhaya App by Sagar Sensible Metropolis Ltd.|
i.The above options will assist in reaching Sustainable Improvement Purpose (SDG) goal 11.7 to offer secure, inclusive & accessible, inexperienced & public areas for all weak communities.
ii.India expanded the checklist of acknowledged disabilities from 7 to 21 after the Rights of Individuals with Disabilities Act of 2016 which states India has a better variety of folks residing with some type of incapacity.
iii.A ‘Compendium of Sensible and Revolutionary Options for an Inclusive & Accessible City Future’ was additionally launched. The compendium compiles chosen options that have been shortlisted for Section 2 of the analysis course of, to doc and disseminate details about the obtainable technological improvements and good practices inside India which might additional be used as a useful resource by city practitioners in cities and nations internationally.
- The compendium developed by NIUA and the UN India is a set of 40 cutting-edge digital/tech options that can help the decision-makers and concrete practitioners to advertise accessibility and inclusion of everybody.
The UN Resident Coordinator in India, Shombi Sharp, the Joint Secretary and Mission Director, Sensible Metropolis Mission, MoHUA, Kunal Kumar and different dignitaries have been current on the event.
Current Associated Information:
i.The Open Information Week was performed through the third week of January, from seventeenth to twenty first January 2022, by the Sensible Cities Mission(SCM), Ministry of Housing and City Affairs (MoHUA) to encourage the adoption of open information and promote innovation throughout India’s city ecosystem.
ii.Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri launched challenge NIPUN (Nationwide Initiative for Selling Upskilling of Nirman employees) , an initiative of Ministry of Housing and City Affairs (MoHUA) beneath the flagship scheme of the Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana-Nationwide City Livelihoods Mission (DAY-NULM).
About Ministry of Housing and City Affairs (MoHUA):
Union Minister– Hardeep Singh Puri (Rajya Sabha Uttar Pradesh)
Minister of State– Kaushal Kishore (Constituency- Mohanlalganj, Uttar Pradesh)