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Matching grants by States for JNNURM

Hyderabad, January 31, 2007

The Union Minister for Rural Development S. Jaipal Reddy presiding over one day National conference on Networking of JNNURM cities-Peer Experience and Reflective Learning (PEARL) programme on Wednesday said that the Centre has sanctioned projects worth over Rs. 10,290 crores under Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM). He urged the Mayors and Municipal Commissioners to ensure release of matching grants by States.

During his speech, he said that so far 61 out of 63 mission cities had submitted development plans and 41 of them signed urban reforms packages. Of the 61 plans, 47 were apprised and 4 were in the process of scrutiny. Various cities had submitted 403 project reports and 171 of them were appraised. Apart from Rs. 10,290, Rs. 900 crores was being provided to small and medium towns.

The Minister further said that top priority under JNNURM was being given to dinking water projects followed by sewerage, storm water drain and public schemes. He assured that the Centre would give Rs. 2000 crore grant to the Hyderabad Metro Rail Project. The Centre is encouraging several cities to go in for Bus Rapid Transit System saying that BRTS and MRTS were complementary to each other. The Chief Minister, Dr. YS Rajasekhara Reddy in his address said that round the clock water supply was there in the city for 5000 houses and it was proposed to enhance the number.

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