New Delhi, May 8, 2013: The progress of the Projects under Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM) is periodically reviewed by the Government of India. However, the execution and monitoring of projects is done by the States/ UTs in accordance with extant rules and procedures. The States/UTs monitors the implementation of the projects through State Level Nodal Agency (SLNA) and other monitoring agencies.
Rajkot, Apr 25, 2013: Two new projects on solid waste management and improving water supply have been sanctioned for Rajkot under Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM), the flagship programme of central government.
These projects are for improving solid waste management and water supply in the city.
"A sum of Rs 73.65 crore has been sanctioned for the water supply project and Rs 41.65 crore for the solid waste management project," a Rajkot Municipal Corporation (RMC) official said.
RMC commissioner Ajay Bhadoo had presented the detailed project r
New Delhi, April 4, 2013: Registrations for the first ever 32 hour Hackathon on the 12th Plan have successfully concluded, with over 1900 participants at 10 locations across India and online. The locations include University of Jammu, IIT Delhi, Delhi University, Aligarh Muslim University, IIT Kanpur, IIT Kharagpur, TISS Mumbai, IIIT Hyderabad, IISc Bangalore, IIT Madras.
The Hackathon will be held on April 6th and 7th.
New Delhi, Feb 28, 2013: The allocation for the urban development ministry has been increased by 26 percent in 2013-14 at $1,547 million, Finance Minister P. Chidambaram said Thursday while presenting the budget in the Lok Sabha.
In 2012-13, the ministry had received $1,300 million.
• Census 2011 data has shown that smaller cities are growing much faster than the larger ones
• The ambit of the city will be expanded to include peri-urban areas to allow seamless growth
New Delhi, Nov. 30, 2012: The recent claim of housing and poverty alleviation ministry that housing shortage has become less acute in India is belied by the Comptroller and Auditor General’s (CAG) report tabled in the Parliament on Thursday. It said that only 22 of the 1,517 housing projects for poor people under Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM) have been completed by due date. CAG stated that the ministry was not well equipped to monitor the progress of JNNURM, due to the scale and magnitude of the mission.
New Delhi, Oct 15, 2012: The Centre has issued guidelines asking the state governments to incorporate plans for water conservation and sewage disposal in the Master Plans for cities before any projects are sanctioned.
Urban Development Minister Kamal Nath said that in the next phase of the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM), sustainable cities would be encouraged.
Sept. 2, 2012: A population of 377 million, spread over 7,935 cities and towns, projected to grow to over 600 million in another 20 years, presently contributing more than 60 per cent of India’s GDP, above 80 per cent of tax revenue and generating almost 70 per cent of all new jobs in the country — that is urban India. But when it comes to basic services for these urban residents, where do we stand and what solid planning for ensuring basics to all do we have? Not all urban residents are covered even by basic requirements like water connections at home.
New Delhi, July 9, 2012: Kamal Nath, the Minister for Urban Development has said that investments in urban infrastructure need to be supported by urban governance reforms in order to transform the urban sector and improve delivery of urban services. He was speaking at the National Workshop on “Improving Services in Urban Water Supply and Sanitation” in New Delhi today. Minister Nath said that even where investments have been made, adequate provisions have not been made for maintenance of these assets and the quality of services needs substantial improvement.
Lucknow, May 23, 2012: Lucknow Municipal Corporation's decision to rope in experts from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur to examine the works done under Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission, one of Centre's, is likely to put the centrally-appointed monitoring committee under a scanner. This is because all the works carried out in the state capital went through the monitoring of the committee appointed by the central government. And, it was on the basis of the monitoring committee's reports that funds were released by the Centre.