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Government of India
Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs
09-December-2010 17:17 IST
Sustainable Urban Development
The efforts that Government is making for sustainable urban development include promotion of reforms relating to governance, environment, financial management, land management and inclusive development. The overall policy framework for promotion of Sustainable Urban Development is enunciated through the Jawaharlal Nehru Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM), National Urban Transport Policy (NUTP), National Urban Sanitation Policy (NUSP), National Mission on Sustainable Habitat and Service Level Benchmarking (SLB). This information was given by the Minister of State in the Ministry of Urban Development, Shri Saugata Roy in written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha today.

The Minister said that the JNNURM seeks to promote sustainable urban development through better financial management, land management, community participation, transparency, environmental management, Governance, inclusive development and administration. The NUTP seeks to promote sustainability through modal shift towards public transport and focusing on movement of people rather than vehicles. The NUSP focuses on improving performance on key sanitation parameters in urban areas. The NMSH seeks to promote sustainability of habitats through improvements in energy efficiency in buildings, urban planning, improved management of solid and liquid waste including recycling and power generation, modal shift towards public transport and conservation and adaptation. The Service Level Benchmarks promote sustainability through better measurement and monitoring of performance that include key aspects related to sustainability against desirable standards and focusing on outcomes rather than outputs.