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Government of India
Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs
09-March-2011 18:30 IST
Infrastructure Development Schemes of Tier-2 and Tier-3 Cities
Under Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM) which was started on 3.12.2005 subsuming other schemes for Mega Cities and Small Towns, for a seven year Mission period, the cities have been categorised on the basis of population for providing Financial Assistance as follows :-

(i) Urban Infrastructure and Governance (UIG) and Urban Infrastructure Development Scheme for Small and Medium Towns (UIDSSMT) components of JNNURM :- Under JNNURM, the Central Government is providing reforms-linked assistance for development of infrastructure covering basic services like water supply, sewage, solid waste management and urban transport in 63 (65 at present) identified cities including all cities having population of more than 1 million and the State Capitals and other cities/UTs of religious/tourist and historic importance.

Through UIDSSMT, similar infrastructure facilities are provided in 5096 small and medium towns having population less than one million.

(ii) Procurement of buses under JNNURM : As a part of second stimulus package, in January 2009, the Government decided to fund purchase of buses for the Mission cities under JNNURM, which is presently being implemented in all States/UTs including Kerala.

(b ): Plan support for UIG component of JNNURM is Rs 31500 crore and for UIDSSMT is Rs 11400 crore, against which Rs. 13404.61 crore under UIG and Rs. 7126.70 crore under UIDSSMT has been released. (c): Thiruvananthapuram and Cochin cities are included in the UIG of JNNURM as Mission Cities for the State of Kerala. Eleven projects for the total cost of Rs. 997.89 Crore have been approved with Additional Central Assistance(ACA) commitment of Rs 645.54 Crore and amount of Rs. 165.15 crore has been released.

Under UIDSSMT, 25 projects in 22 towns have been approved for State of Kerala at an approved cost of Rs. 427.79 crore involving central commitment of Rs. 345.32 crore and amount of Rs. 173.41 crore has been released to the State so far.

Under the Scheme for funding for purchase of buses under JNNURM , Kochi and Thiruvanthapuram have been sanctioned for purchase of 350 buses at a cost of Rs 124.40 crore of which permitted ACA is Rs 78.22 crore and Rs 39.11 crore has been released.

This information was given by Shri Saugata Roy, Minister of State for Urban Development in a written reply to a question in the Rajya Sabha today.

Samir/pm