Urban Development Ministry implemented several new schemes in U.P.

By Accommodation Times Bureau

Uttar Pardesh: The Ministry of Urban Development implemented several urban development schemes in Uttar Pradesh state.

(i) Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM), a reform driven scheme was launched on 3rd December, 2005 with the objective of fast track development of cities across the country, focusing on bringing about efficiency in urban infrastructure service delivery mechanisms, community participation and accountability of Urban Local Bodies and Parastatal agencies towards citizens and to ensure sustainable development of cities during the Mission period 2005-12. Under UIG one of the sub-components of JNNURM, no year-wise and State-wise allocation was made by the Planning Commission. A sum of Rs. 2769.41 crore has been allocated for the State of Uttar Pradesh, for the complete 7 years Mission Period ( 2005-2012).

(ii) Under Urban Infrastructure Development Scheme for Small and Medium Towns (UIDSSMT), one of the sub-components of JNNURM, all cities / towns as per 2001 census except cities/towns covered under UIG, were eligible to be covered. Under UIDSSMT, one of the sub-components of JNNURM also no year-wise and State-wise allocation was made by the Planning Commission. A sum of Rs. 947.92 crore has been allocated for the State of Uttar Pradesh for the complete 7 years Mission Period ( 2005-2012).

(iii) National Urban Information System (NUIS) Scheme was launched during the Tenth Five Year Plan (March 2006) to develop Geographic Information System (GIS) databases for 152 towns/cities in the Country in two Scales i.e., 1:10000 using remotely sensed Satellite Images and 1:2000 using Aerial Photographs and utility mapping at 1:1000 Scale for 22 towns with the cost of Rs. 66.28 crore with matching share of Central and State of 75:25. Six towns namely Allahabad, Ghaziabad, Kanpur, Lucknow, Meerut and Varanasi have been selected under the Scheme from the State of Uttar Pradesh. While the Kanpur town has been selected for Utility Mapping. No allocation have been made under NUIS during the last three years. In want of Utilization Certificate from the State Government second instalment has not been released so far.
Under National Urban Sanitation Policy (NUSP) Rs. 0.33 Crore and Rs. 0.47 Crore were released during 2009-2010 and 2011-12 respectively for the Development of City Sanitation Plans for 7 cities namely Agra, Aligarh, Barielly, Ghaziabad, Jhansi, Kanpur and Gorakhpur of Uttar Pradesh. Final instalment will be released after approval of the Draft City Sanitation Plans are submitted by the UP Govt.

(iv)Under Urban Infrastructure Development Scheme in Satellite towns around seven megacities to develop urban infrastructure facilities of drinking water, sewerage and solid waste management etc at satellite towns around the seven mega-cities. 4 projects at a cost of Rs. 67.82 crore with the Government of India’s share of Rs. 54.31 crore have been sanctioned for Uttar Pradesh.

(v) Scheme of Urban Transport Planning (UTP) for providing central assistance for taking up traffic and transportation studies/feasibility studies, preparation of Comprehensive Mobility Plan (CMP) and preparation of Detailed Project Report and purchase of buses for their urban transport system under the scheme for providing central financial assistance for procurement of buses for urban transport under JNNURM are being implemented in U.P.
Under the Scheme of Urban Transport Planning, Rs. 1.33 crore has been release during 2011-12 to reimburse the cost of preparation of Comprehensive Mobility Plan for Laucknow, Kanpur, Agra, Meerut and Mathura.
7 cities of U.P. have been sanctioned 1310 modern buses under JNNURM with the total project cost of Rs. 282.23 crore. The Government of India’s share (Additional Central Assistance) is Rs. 145.92 crore. An amount of Rs. 130.30 crore has been released to the State Government during 2008-09. No allocation has been made for the current year under the above schemes.
No proposal to increase the allocated amounts is under consideration of the Ministry of Urban Development.

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