Plan Commission rejects JRNUM proposal on cities

It was proposed by the Ministry to include 28 cities or urban agglomerations with population of five lakh and above under the UIG of JNNURM.

Last Updated: Nov 22, 2011, 16:04 PM IST

New Delhi: The proposal to include 28 cities
having a population of five lakh and above under the flagship
Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM) has
been rejected by the Planning Commission on account of
resource constraints.

"It was proposed by the Ministry to include 28 cities or
urban agglomerations with population of five lakh and above
under the Urban Infrastructure and Governance (UIG) of
JNNURM," Minister of State for Urban Development Sugata Roy
said in a written reply to Lok Sabha.

However, "on account of resource constraints, the
Planning Commission did not agree to include these cities
under UIG of JNNURM," the Minister said.

The proposed cities included Guntur, Warangal, Bhavnagar,
Jamnagar, Belgaum, Mangalore and Hubli-Dharwad, Durg-Bhilai
Nagar, Kozhikode, Gwalior, Amravati, Bhiwandi, Aurangabad,
Kolhapur, Solapur, Cuttack, Jalandhar, Bikaner, Jodhpur, Kota,
Salem, Tiruppur, Tiruchirappalli, Aligarh, Bareilly,
Ghaziabad, Gorakhpur and Moradabad.

UIG is a sub-mission of JNNURM which looks at projects
such as widening of roads, reducing congestion, renewal of
sewerage and water pipe system, development of heritage areas,
preservation of water bodies in urban areas which come under
the programme.

PTI