18 Dec 2013

Central government providing full assistance to states/Urban Local Bodies to augment housing and drinking water supply in urban areas

Mrs Deepa Dasmunshi , Minister of State in the Ministry of Urban
The Central Government is allocating resources to State Governments through various centrally sponsored schemes in order to supplement the efforts of State Governments/Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) to provide housing and urban drinking water supply.

 In this connection, projects/programmes sanctioned by Central government during last three years and current year are as follows:
·         Under the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM)- Urban Infrastructure and Governance (UIG) Component of Ministry of Urban Development (MoUD), 21 projects have been sanctioned with Approved Central Assistance (ACA) of Rs. 1,232.18 Crores for water supply projects.

·         Under the JNNURM-Urban Infrastructure Development Scheme for Small and Medium Towns (UIDSSMT) Component of MoUD, 106 projects have been sanctioned with ACA of Rs. 2,320.58 Crores for water supply projects.

·         Under the Urban Infrastructure Development Scheme in Satellite Towns (UIDSST) of MoUD, 5 projects have been sanctioned with ACA of Rs. 64.97 Crores for water supply projects.

·         Under the 10% Lump-sum provision scheme of MoUD for North Eastern Region including Sikkim, 8 projects have been sanctioned with ACA of Rs. 29.64 Crores for water supply projects.

·         Under the ADB assisted North Eastern Region Urban Development Programme (NERUDP) of MoUD, an amount of Rs. 38.94 crores was released to Nagaland, Mizoram, Sikkim and Tripura for water supply projects.

·         Under Scheme of JNNURM and Rajiv Awas Yojna (RAY) of Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation (HUPA), 558 projects have been sanctioned in 31 States with Central Assistance of Rs. 14672.75 crores towards providing housing units along with basic infrastructure facilities including drinking water.

·         Under the Scheme of Interest Subsidy for Housing the Urban Poor (ISHUP) of HUPA, 10 States were given interest subsidy of Rs. 17.50 crores to cover 13773 beneficiaries.
There is problem of housing and drinking water in cities due to the regular increase in population. 
This information was given by Mrs Deepa Dasmunshi , Minister of State in the Ministry of Urban Development in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha.

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