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Smart India Hackathon 2022

Smart India Hackathon 2022- Relevance for UPSC Exam

  • GS Paper 2: Governance, Administration and Challenges
    • Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation.

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Smart India Hackathon 2022 in News

  • Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi will address the Grand Finale of Smart India Hackathon 2022 on 25th August at 8 PM via video conferencing.


Smart India Hackathon 2022

  • About: Smart India Hackathon 2022 (SIH) is a nationwide initiative to provide students a platform to solve the pressing problems of society, organizations, and government.
    • Smart India Hackathon (SIH) was started in the year 2017.
  • Aim: Smart India Hackathon 2022 (SIH) aims to inculcate the culture of product innovation, problem-solving and out-of-the-box thinking among students.
  • Significance: Smart India Hackathon has been the constant endeavour of the Prime Minister to promote a spirit of innovation in the country, especially among the youth.
  • SIH Registration: The growing popularity of SIH can be gauged from the fact that the number of teams registered for SIH has seen a four-fold growth from around 7500 in the first edition to about 29,600 in the ongoing fifth edition.
  • Participation: This year more than 15,000 students and mentors are travelling to the 75 nodal centres to take part in the SIH 2022 grand finale.
    • This year, Smart India Hackathon – Junior has also been introduced as a pilot for school students to build a culture of innovation and develop problem-solving attitude at the school level.



Problem Statements under Smart India Hackathon 2022

  • Students from over 2900 schools and 2200 Higher Education Institutions will tackle 476 problem statements from across 53 Union Ministries in the finale, including-
    • Optical Character Recognition (OCR) of Temple inscriptions and translations in Devanagari Scripts,
    • IoT-enabled risk monitoring system in Cold Supply Chain for perishable food items,
    • High-resolution 3D model of terrain, infrastructure and roads conditions in disaster struck areas, etc.


Smart Cities Mission (SCM)

  • About: Smart Cities Mission (SCM) is a transformational Mission aimed to bring about a paradigm shift in the practice of urban development in the country.
    • Smart Cities Mission (SCM) was launched on 25thJune, 2015 by the Prime Minister of India.
    • Projects developed under the Smart Cities Mission are multi-sectoral and mirror the aspirations of the local population.
  • Project Completion: Of the total proposed projects under SCM-
    • 7,905 projects worth ₹1,93,143 crore (94% by value) have been tendered so far,
    • work orders have been issued for 7,692 projects worth around ₹1,80,508 crore (88% by value).
    • 3,830 projects worth ₹60,919 crore (33% by value) have also been fully completed and are operational (10 April 2022).
  • Fund Allocation and Usage: Of the total investment of ₹2,05,018 crore under the Smart Cities Mission, projects worth ₹93,552 crore was proposed to be developed by Center and State funds.
    • As on date, almost 100% of these projects eprojects worth ₹92,300 crore have been work ordered.
    • From 2018 when the total expenditure in mission was ₹1,000 crore, it has increased to ₹45,000 crore.
    • The utilization percentage of the total GoI funds released to cities is at 91%.
  • Integrated Command and Control Centres (ICCCs): As on date, 80 Smart cities have developed and operationalized their Integrated Command and Control Centres (ICCCs) in the country.
    • These operational ICCCs functioned as war rooms for COVID management.
    • Along with other smart infrastructure developed under the mission, ICCCs helped cities in fighting the pandemic through information dissemination, improving communication, predictive analysis and supporting effective management.


Smart Cities Mission Extended

Smart Cities Mission Extended

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