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GK SPECIAL TOPIC : Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JnNURM)
Tuesday, 08 July 2014 03:17


Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JnNURM).

• To improve the quality of life and the various infrastructures in the cities, the Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India introduced the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JnNURM).

• The JNNURM, which involves a total investment plan of more than $20 billion, was inaugurated on 3rd December 2005 for a period of seven years. But the duration has been extended till 31st March 2015.

• The Mission comprises two Sub-missions: One, for Basic Services to the Urban Poor (BSUP) and the other, for Urban Infrastructure and Governance (UIC).

• The main components under the scheme are- all urban infrastructure development projects including water supply and sewerage.  Finance will be provided for acquiring private land for projects/schemes in the North Eastern States and Hilly States of Himachal Pradesh, Uttaranchal and Jammu and Kashmir, and for other places Land cost will not be financed.

• The Scheme Will Cover The Following Areas:

» Development of old city areas including road broadening, and  shifting of industrial/commercial establishments from non-conforming (inner-city) to conforming (outer city)  areas to reduce congestion, and other allied works

» Water Supply including de-salination plants and sanitation.

» Drainage maagement

» Improved sanitation across the cities.

» Construction/Up gradation of Roads, Highways/Expressways.

» Parking lots / spaces on Public Private Partnership basis.

» Development of Heritage Areas.

» Prevention & rehabilitation of soil erosion / landslides only in case of Special Category States where such problems are common and,

» Preservation of Water Bodies.