Gujarat Wins Four National Awards :
- KPMG International Agency Best Award to GIDB
- GEDA wins Best Wind Power Award from WISE
- Computer Society of India to confer Best E-Governed Project Award to “E-Gram Vishwa Gram” Society
- Indian Government Best Urban Transport Award to Vadodara Municipal Corporation
Spokespersons went on to add,” Gujarat Industrial Development Board (GIDB) is short listed by International Audit Agency KPMG for outstanding and admirable performance, GIDB wins Infrastructure Today Award. Chief Executive –GIDB Shri A.K.Sharma would receive the award at the hands of Dy.Chairman Planning Commission Shri Monteksinh Ahuluvalia at New Delhi. For the best performance in the Wind Power Generation, World Institute of Sustainable Energy (WISE), has selected GEDA for the Best Wind Power Developers, in a function at State Award at Chennai. Gujarat has won the award for the first time for establishing maximum Wind Generation capacity. The policy initiatives of the Chief Minister Shri Narendrabhai Modi to explore maximum wind energy potential from the 1600 K.M. long coastal lines have assumed significance. The added wind energy capacity to the tune of 99.64% is the result of formation of new wind farms on the coasts of Saurashtra and Kutchcha. “
Taking in to account the vision of the Chief Minister, Rural Development Revolution through Communication revolution, Gujarat Government has launched E-Gram Vishwa Gram Project. Broad Band Connectivity has covered as many as 13696 Gram Panchayats, offering best E-Services at village level.
Computer Society of India has conferred the Best E-Governed Project Award to the E-Gram Vishwa Gram Project. The Vadodara Maha Nagar Seva Sadan has won the prestigious Best Urban Transport Services Award for providing the outstanding bus services to the citizens of Vadodara. Urban Ministry of Indian Government conferred the award during the Mobility India Meet-2008. The brief note of the four National Awards is given below.
KPMG Infrastructure Today Award-2008:
The first Infrastructure Award has come to Gujarat Infrastructure Development Board, functioning under the dynamic leadership of the Chief Minister.
The GIDB-project profile has adopted world class strategy of Infrastructure facilities matching the world standards. It has added many feathers in to its cap, financial management-fund raising, garnering public private partnerships, landmark breakthroughs and transparent dealings and policy initiatives has been fructified. KPMG offers professional audit and consultancy services in 148 countries. Eminent personalities like Shri Arun Nanda, Pradipsingh, S.S.Kohli, Suresh Prabhu, Louise Miranda and Arvind Mahajan were on the panel to short list institutes. Gujarat proves its excellence in Infrastructure.
WISE Award to Gujarat- Wind Power Generation:
The World Institute Sustainable Energy (WISE) has conferred the Best Wind Power Developers Award, for adopting multilayered strategy to encourage wind power generation.
Computer Society of India selects E-Gram Vishwa-Gram project for the Best E-Governed Project Award:
In the most ambitious and outstanding initiative by Shri Narendrabhai Modi ,the soul and culture of a village and facilities like the urban areas, the RURBAN concept has been floated, the E-Gram Vishva Gram Project has been instrumental in transforming the rural life. The communication revolution offers broad band connectivity to villages.
Vadodara Bus Transport wins Best Urban Transport Award- Urban Mobility India-2008:
For offering the best public transport model the Vadodara Maha Nagar Seva Sadan has won the Best Urban Transport Award. The fleet of buses covers 367 routes, providing best transport facilities to the citizens, it includes 100 CNG buses. Maha Nagar has earned revenue of Rs.82 Lakhs by providing 124 Pick-Up Stands on lease to the Maha Nagar Seva Sadan. Without any economic burden, citizens are offered the best services.
Urban Institute of Urban Transport, Government of India has selected Vadodara Urban Public Transport Services for the Award.
Information Bureau, Government of Gujarat, Date: 10/12/2008