Operational Guidelines for selection of Smart, AMRUT Cities and allocation of funds

By Accommodation Times News Services

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi releasing the Mission statement & Guidelines of the Smart Cities Mission, Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) and Housing for All Mission, in New Delhi on June 25, 2015. 	The Union Minister for Urban Development, Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation and Parliamentary Affairs, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu, the Chief Minister of Haryana, Shri Manohar Lal Khattar, the Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Shri Devendra Fadnavis, the Deputy Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir, Shri Nirmal Kumar Singh, the Minister of State for Urban Development, Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation, Shri Babul Supriyo and the Cabinet Secretary, Shri Pradeep Kumar Sinha are also seen.Narendra Modi unveils guidelines for the 3 major missions of at the NDA government at the launch here today. The guidelines allows the States and Union Territories full liberty and flexibility in formulation, approval and execution of projects under the three missions. The two urban ministries have sought to ensure timely sanction and execution and certainty of resources for various projects and participation of citizens in identifying development needs under the new urban schemes. Central Government has virtually withdrawn from the earlier practice of appraising and sanctioning individual projects, there by ending the scope for subjectivity and discretion.

The major new provisions incorporated in the Guidelines and common to all the three urban  missions include:

1.Objective criteria for selection of cities and allocation of funds:

Potential Smart Cities and AMRUT cities are to be based on an objective and equitable criteria giving equal weightage to urban population and number of statutory cities in each State/UT. Housing Mission to be he  in all the 4,041 statutory cities/towns.





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