Kohima Smart City leaves no stone unturned to improve the Ease of Living Index

(Kohima, Ward-17 Wall painting)

Kohima, February 28 (NE): A month long online citizen perception survey under Ease of Living Index Assessment 2019-20 has come to its climax now. The Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs, GoI has launched this survey for 114 cities including all the 100 Smart Cities in India.

Kohima being one among the 100 Smart Cities have left no stone unturned in its effort to reach out to its own citizens for the citizen perception survey under EOLI.

Among the activities carried out in the past few weeks, main focus was on colleges, all the 19 wards with hoardings, posters and signature campaigns, wall painting competition among the wards, outreach to senior citizens and street vendors, radio interview, radio jingles, stickers for local buses, telecast of EOL promo video on DDK, and many more.

The survey has reached its grand finale as its scheduled to conclude on February 29, 2020. Once again the Kohima Smart City Development Limited (KSCDL) lead by its CEO, Shri Kovi Meyase, along with all the officials have requested the citizens to utilize the remaining few hours left to participate in the survey.

A total 2338 citizens participated in online survey from Kohima, which is about 215% of the tallied value. Threshold value was 1076 but Kohima city had crossed the threshold value and we hope that it will increase by utilizing the next 24 hours. Everyone above 18 years can participate in the survey, he added.

In a press conference held at KSCDL Head office, Shri Kovi Meyase announced the winners of the inter-ward wall painting competition among the 19 wards in Kohima. Ward-8 (New Market) bagged the first prize, while ward-1 (High school) and ward-10(Officer’s Hill & Hospital) bagged second and third respectively. Consolation prizes were announced to wards 13 (Chandmari) and 17 (Agri & electrical forest).

(Ward-8, New Market, winner of inter-ward Wall painting competition)

The wards will be awarded with cash prize and citations on March 2, 2020 at the KMC office during their office hours. The criteria for choosing the best wards were based on creativity and orginality, the message/slogan, artistry of the wall painting, design and concept, said Meyase.

Reporting on the survey taken, the KSCDL Joint CEO, Avelu Ruho said that some critics that came in from the citizens through the survey is the lack of green cover and recreational facilities like cinema halls and theatres.

Meanwhile, Government of India is putting its foot together to make its citizens decide on the Ease of Living Index for their own city, an attempt to make the whole process transparent while hoping to make a better impact through the participation from one and all.

A final call for citizens to participate in the survey and share your opinion about your city within the next 24 hours. You can click the link below to participate:

(Ward 1, High school, won the second prize in the competition)
(Ward 10, third prize winner in the competition)
(Ward 13, Consolation prize winner)