Venkaiah Naidu to review progress of new urban schemes - Over Rs.25,500 cr investment approved for Madhya Pradesh under new urban missions
INVC NEWS New Delhi, Minister of Urban Development and Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation Shri M.Venkaiah Naidu will be visiting Bhopal tomorrow i.e October 17,2016 to review progress under various new urban missions in Madhya Pradesh. Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Secretary (Urban Development), Government of India, Chief Secretary, Government of Madhya Pradesh, central and state level Mission Directors of new urban missions launched by the Government of India over the last two years and other senior officials will be participating in scheme-wise review of progress. Madhya Pradesh is one of the leading States in the country for which substantial investment under different new urban missions have been approved by the Central Government. Most of these investments are under Smart City Mission, Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) and Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban), launched in June last year. Since the launch of new urban missions, an investment of Rs.25,515 cr has been approved for improvement of basic infrastructure in cities and towns of Madhya Pradesh. Under Smart City Mission, a total investment of Rs.16,242 cr has been approved under Smart City Plans of 5 mission city. This includes; Indore-Rs.5,099 cr, Jabalpur-Rs.3,998 cr, Bhopal-Rs.2,719 cr, Gwalior-Rs.2,250 cr and Ujjain-Rs.2,176 cr. Under Smart City Mission, Central Government provides an assistance of Rs.500 cr per each city selected in the ‘City Challenge Competition’. Under Atal Mission, Central Government has approved an investment of Rs.3,707 cr under State Annual Action Plans (SAAP), so far. This includes; Rs.1,656 cr for 2015-16 and Rs.2,081 for 2016-17. Under Amrut, central assistance to be given is in the range of one third to half of the project cost based on population of the cities. Under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban), construction of 59,061 houses for urban poor in Madhya Pradesh has so far been approved involving an investment of Rs.5,566 cr. Under this scheme, central assistance ranges from Rs.1.00 lakh to Rs.2.30 lakh per house. Shri Venkaiah Naidu and senior officials of Ministries of Urban Development and Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation will be visiting one or two states each week for reviewing progress under new urban missions. Such review has so far been done in respect of Gujarat and Goa. Similar review in respect of Kerala will be taken up on Tuesday i.e October 18,2016.