By Accommodation Times Bureau
New Delhi: Today Urban Development Ministry in Lok Sabha informed that, Information with respect to Urban Infrastructure & Governance (UIG) Sub-Mission of Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JnNURM) are annexed.
The Mission has been able to show significant achievement in upgradation and creation of Urban Infrastructure and Services in areas of water supply, solid waste management, sewerage and transport etc. Out of total allocation of Rs.31,500.00 crores under UIG of JnNURM, 559 projects have been sanctioned during the mission period with approved cost of Rs. 62550.97 crores and Additional Central Assistance (ACA) commitment of Rs.28882.54 crores. An amount of Rs.17240.45 crores has been released so far as ACA to various States and Union Territories (UTs) for the projects approved. More than 91% of UIG allocation (Rs.31,500 crore) has been committed for the projects of the various Mission cities. 128 projects have been reported physically complete and the remaining projects are in various stages of implementation. In addition, under the second stimulus package announced by the Government of India in January, 2009, a total of 15,260 buses to 31 States/ Union Territories (UTs) have been approved under JnNURM with ACA commitment of Rs.2088.80 crore. Taking the amount committed for purchase of buses into account, the ACA committed under UIG is more than 98%.
The Mission has completed its normal tenure on 31st March 2012. The Government has extended the duration for 2 years i.e. upto March 2014 falling in the Twelfth Five Year Plan for completion of reforms and ongoing projects under JnNURM.