25 Cities Selected for ‘Nurturing Neighbourhoods Challenge’ Cohort

Published on February 21, 2021
Current Context: The Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs(MoHUA) announced the names of 25 Indian cities which are selected for Nurturing Neighbourhoods Challenge cohort.
25 Cities Selected for ‘Nurturing Neighbourhoods Challenge’ Cohort
  • The Nurturing Neighbourhoods Challenge cohort is hosted by Smart Cities Mission of MoHUA in partnership with Benard van Leer Foundation (BvLF) and World Resources Institute (WRI) India being the technical partner.
  • The names of the selected cities are: Agartala, Bengaluru, Coimbatore, Dharamshala, Erode, Hubballi-Dharwad, Hyderabad, Indore, Jabalpur, Kakinada, Kochi, Kohima, Kota, Nagpur, Rajkot, Ranchi, Rohtak, Rourkela, Salem, Surat, Thiruvananthapuram, Tiruppur, Ujjain, Vadodara, and Warangal.
  • The Nurturing Neighbourhoods Challenge cohort is a 3-year initiative that aims to support early childhood-friendly neighbourhoods under the GOI’s Smart Cities Mission.
  • The challenge will help the selected cities to undertake neighbourhood-level pilot projects in public space, mobility, and access to services to uplift the physical and psychological health of young children and their caregivers.
  • The cities will be developing parks and open spaces, anganwadis, early childhood facilities, early childhood amenities, walkable streets for young children and their caregivers, bus shelters and transit hubs, seating, and lactation cubicles and many more.
  • Static Part: 
    • Union Minister of State (IC) for Housing and Urban Affairs: Hardeep Singh Puri


Q.1 Which organisation to organise Nurturing Neighbourhoods Challenge cohort?
a. Smart Cities Mission of MoHUA
b. World Resources Institute (WRI) India
c. Benard van Leer Foundation (BvLF)
d. All of the above

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