Hyderabad: Hyderabad will soon be home to the
National Institute of Urban Management which is to be
developed as a world-class institute jointly by the state
government and Centre.
The NIUM would come up on a 20-acre site at Khanamet
village in Ranga Reddy district on the outskirts of Hyderabad.
"NIUM will be a premier institute for training urban
managers in tune with the growing challenges of urbanization,"
state Minister for Municipal Administration and Urban
Development Aanam Ramanarayana Reddy said.
While the Centre would contribute Rs 50 crore, the state
government would spend Rs 15 crore for building the NIUM and
setting up the training facilities in the first year. "The
World Bank will contribute another Rs 20 crore for the
project," the Minister added.
The state cabinet, which met here today under the
chairmanship of Chief Minister K Rosaiah, approved a proposal
to allocate 20 acres of Hyderabad Metropolitan Development
Authority land at Khanamet free-of-cost for the NIUM.
World-class infrastructure for training urban managers,
hostels, modern computer labs, library and other
infrastructure would be developed on the campus.
Currently, the National Institute of Urban Affairs is
being run as an autonomous institution in New Delhi with the
support of the Union Ministry of Urban Development. It is a
premier institute for urban policy research, training and
information dissemination in urban development and management.
"NIUM is the first national-level institute being set
up by government to train urban managers from across the
country," Ramanarayana Reddy said.
The state government will communicate the land
allocation particulars to the Union Ministry of Urban
Development after which the latter will start building the