The Hon'ble Minister of Housing and Urban Affairs initiated the Liveability Standards for Indian Cities and the Ministry engaged consortium IPSOS. As part of the initiative, a State Level workshop conducted in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala by the IPSOS team. Officials from Smart City Thiruvananthapuram Ltd, Cochin Smart Mission Ltd attended the workshop. Engineers and officials from Thiruvananthapuram, Cochin and Kavarati,Lakshadweep Corporation and from various other departments were also present.
Hon'ble Mayor of Thiruvananthapuram Municipal Corporation Adv. V.K. Prasanth inaugurated the workshop. Dr. M Beena IAS, CEO SCTL, Smt. Deepa L. S , Secretary, Thiruvananthapuram Municipal Corporation made the inaugural speech and discussed the relevance of workshop.
Forenoon session started with the overview of the Liveability Index data entry portal, online dashboard, inter departmental coordination regarding data gathering. Afternoon session was a group discussion on the challenges and solutions of data gathering within ULB and from other departments.
The cities will be assessed on 15 core parameters relating to governance, social infrastructure pertaining to education, health and safety and security, economic aspects and physical infrastructure like housing, open spaces, land use, energy and water availability, solid waste management, pollution, etc. They will be ranked based on the Liveability Index, that would cover a total of 79 aspects.