August 12, 2017

JUSCO wins two awards at CMO Asia Smart Cities Awards 2017

Over the past several years, the idea of the being Smart has emerged as a key mechanism for cities to find sustainable and innovative solutions to the challenges that they are facing. These solutions are developed through sustained environmental intervention combined with full use of the possibilities the digitalization of the society has given us. This means enabling the technology to gather data, which can be used by the technology itself in order to adapt to the most sustainable and smart behaviour.

JUSCO honoured in two categories at CMO Asia Smart Cities Awards 2017

The Asian Smart Cities Awards 2017 recognised pioneering projects designed to make cities more liveable, sustainable and economically viable. Businesses, entrepreneurs, research hubs, non-governmental organisations and public or private consortiums pitch their innovative smart city strategies and solutions to transform our cities in the field of technology, energy, governance, sustainability and mobility.

Applicants were invited with impressive projects that use new innovative technology to engage citizens, increase efficiency, empower sustainability, generate business and improve quality of life. On August 2, 2017, CMO Asia organised its eighth edition of the CMO Asia Smart Cities Awards 2017 in Sentosa, Singapore. JUSCO won the awards for Best City for Integrated Planning and Best Smart City Initiative. The awards were received by Captain Dhananjay Mishra, senior general manager (Jamshedpur Town Operations), and Ayan Lahiri, executive officer to MD, JUSCO.

JUSCO has always been a pioneer in the field of developing integrated smart city solutions. Various initiatives which helped JUSCO bag these awards are:

  • Integrated Control & Command Centre with LoRaWAN gateway for city management services – first of its kind in India
  • Zero Liquid Discharge(ZLD) within city limits – first of its kind in India
  • Packaged Sewage Treatment Plant (PSTP) – for recycling of sewage
  • Geographical Information System (GIS) – for management of underground utilities
  • Biogas plants – for recycling of food waste
  • Rain water harvesting, drip irrigation and recharge pits – for water conservation