Advisory List Challenge: Making the city carbon free by 2030

Making Chandigarh carbon-neutral by 2030, making City Beautiful a regional hub for education, health and commerce and planning for rural areas are some of the challenges for Chandigarh.

This was stated by UT Advisor Dharam Pal during a two-day vision workshop on “Future Ready Chandigarh 2030 and Beyond”.

“Chandigarh needs to evolve new paradigms of governance with communities, and increased use of technology to improve optimum utilization of its urban infrastructure, services and resources. It should promote local area development and economic development using technology and improve the quality of life of the people,” UT Administrator Banwari Lal Purohit said while officially inaugurating the workshop at Hotel Mountview on Monday.

He further added, “I am sure that the workshop will provide an opportunity to bring in a good platform for better coordination and dialogue among all concerned stakeholders in fulfilling our common objectives. After the workshop, proper follow-up to bring this vision into reality. There should be action.”

The workshop has been organized by the Chandigarh Administration and supported by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) with the objective of sustainable improvement of urban infrastructure and services, with the aim of establishing a desired future roadmap for future ready Chandigarh.

The workshop includes informative sessions by visionaries from diverse fields that touch upon important topics directly related to the growth of City Beautiful.

This was followed by UT Advisor Dharam Pal’s comments regarding the expectations from this workshop. The Advisor highlighted the current focus areas of the administration like clean city, green city, smart city (smart- transport, building, command and control centre), heritage conservation and conservation.
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The Advisor said that there are some challenges for Chandigarh which need to be tackled in future. He made Chandigarh a regional hub for education, health, commerce, services, IT, manufacturing of micro-chip, medical devices, future planning of rural areas, preparedness for climate change, possibility of making Chandigarh carbon-neutral by 2030. listed as.

The five major themes selected for the workshop include urban infrastructure and planning, transport and mobility, environment, climate action, tourism and heritage protection, education,
Skill development, employment, economic potential, health, nutrition and welfare and social security and security for all.

The first thematic group began with a presentation by Municipal Commissioner Anindita Mitra on Chandigarh Smart City projects and future challenges and goals, followed by case studies and conclusions on Green Buildings – Requirements and Benefits, Urban Resilience and Infrastructure, Learning from the Delhi Master Plan Green Mobility and its future in India.

Historical perspective of Chandigarh, cities and multi-level governance, economic assessment of ecosystems, low carbon strategies were discussed by the second thematic group, where the Chandigarh aspect was showcased by Devendra Dalai, Secretary (Science & Technology) and Nitika Pawar Gaya. Secretary (Social Welfare and Women Development).

Director School Education Palika Arora described the context on thematic area of ​​education and skill development in Chandigarh followed by informative sessions on the future of green jobs, new age job avenues and industrial growth and economic development in the region.

The workshop will continue on 26 October with two thematic groups presenting their findings and views on health, nutrition and wellness, social security and safety for all.