Recently, the Union Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs (HUA) has launched ‘Nurturing Neighborhoods Challenge’.
It is a challenge for cities to develop and implement initiatives to improve the quality of life of young children, caregivers and families.
The challenge is conducted with the support of the Bernard van Leer Foundation, Netherlands with technical support from World Resources Institute (WRI)-India.
The challenge will be open to all smart cities, cities with more than five lakh population and capital cities of states and union territories.
It is a three-year challenge which will help cities to:
- re-imagine parks and open spaces;
- improve access to early childhood facilities;
- adapt public spaces with early childhood-oriented amenities; and
- create accessible, safe, walkable streets for young children and families