Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation23-May, 2011 12:27 IST
Government of the United Progressive Alliance, Report to the People 2010-11
Transforming Cities
Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission

14 projects have been approved during the year 2010-11 at an approved cost of Rs. 2,930.21 crore, and Additional Central Assistance (ACA) commitment of Rs. 1,073.61 crore, under the Urban Infrastructure & Governance component of Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission. Since inception, a total of 530 projects have been approved.

13 projects have been approved during the year 2010-11, at an estimated cost of Rs. 101.89 crore, and ACA commitment of Rs. 90.45 crore under the Urban Infrastructure Development Scheme for Small and Medium Towns (UIDSSMT).

Under the Basic Services to Urban Poor (BSUP) and the Integrated Housing & Slum Development Programme (IHSDP) components of the Mission, the focus is on housing and basic amenities to the urban poor, especially slumdwellers. Cumulative physical and financial progress of BSUP and IHSDP, as on 31.3.2011, is as follows:

More than 22 lakh houses, covering 1,517 projects, with an outlay of Rs. 40,301 crore have been sanctioned.

Grants by way of ACA to the tune of Rs. 21,770 crore have been committed and cumulative release of ACA by the end of the financial year 2010-11 was Rs. 10,625.27 crore.

64 mission cities have been covered under BSUP and 863 cities/towns have been covered under IHSDP.

8.6 lakh houses for the urban poor had either been completed or were in progress under BSUP and IHSDP, as on 31.3.2011.

Mass transport

During the last one year, a total of 73.3 kilometre of Metro lines was added in Delhi and other parts of the National Capital Region. With this, the total length of the Metro network in Delhi and NCR has become 186.72 kilometre. A new Metro project was taken up in Hyderabad for 71.16 kilometre, at an estimated cost of Rs. 12132 crore, besides the ongoing Metro projects of Bangalore, Chennai, Kolkata (East-West Metro Corridor) and Mumbai. In addition to the above, ‘in principle’ approval has been given for Stage-1 of the Jaipur Metro Rail Project, to be implemented by the State government from its own resources. A total of 15,260 modern buses, enabled with Intelligent Transport System (ITS), were sanctioned for 61 cities under JNNURM. About 11,100 modern ITS-enabled buses have already been delivered. This has transformed the city transport scene across India.

Housing for the urban poor

Rajiv Awas Yojana: Rajiv Awas Yojana aims at ushering in a slum-free India by encouraging States / Union territories to tackle the problem of slums in a definitive manner. The scheme, which is at the final stages of formulation, envisages a new deal for slum-dwellers and the urban poor to give them access to basic amenities and affordable housing. It will extend support to States that are willing to assign property rights to slum-dwellers/urban poor.

The preparatory phase of Rajiv Awas Yojana has commenced. About Rs. 90 crore have been released to States/Union territories for slum-free city planning to enable them to undertake slum survey and Geographic Information System (GIS) mapping of slums and to prepare slum-free city/state plans.

Public-Private Partnership initiatives

67 projects, having Public-Private Partnership (PPP) components, have been approved under the Urban Infrastructure & Governance component of the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission.


(Release ID :72248)