Tomorrow, the MHUPA Minister Shri M.Venkaiah Naidu will review the progress of implementation of new urban missions in Karnataka. He will chair the review meeting to be held in Bengaluru.
Along with MHUPA Minister, Urban Development and Housing Minister, Chief Secretary of Karnataka, Secretaries of both the urban ministries of Government of India, National and State level Mission Directors of new urban missions besides other senior officials of central and State Governments would be attending the review.
In order to improve the urban infrastructure in Karnataka, the Central Government has approved an investment of about Rs.25,000 with central assistance of about Rs.9,000 Crores under different new urban missions launched during the last three years.
6 cities of Karnataka have been included in the Central Government’s another ambitious initiative ‘Smart City Mission’. Of these, 5 cities i.e. Davangere, Belgavi, Shivamogga, Mangaluru and Hubbali-Dharwad have been selected for financing smart city plans of respective cities in two rounds of competition so far held. The sixth one i.e Tumakuru is participating in the third round of competition. Bengaluru has also been allowed to participate in the competition.
Details of the Investment Approved –
- Belgavi-Rs.3,534 Crores
- Hubbali-Dharwad-Rs.2,227 Crores
- Mangaluru-Rs.2,001 Crores
- hivamogga-Rs.1,517 Crores
- S and Davanagere-Rs.1,307 Crores
Central assistance of Rs.500 Crores per each city is provided under this mission.
In Addition to this, the Central Government has also sanctioned Rs.4,971 Crores with central assistance of Rs. 2,319 Crores for the improvement of the basic urban infrastructure in 27 mission cities i.e. Bengaluru, Mangaluru, Mysuru, Gulbarga, Bellary, Belgaum, Bidar, Tumakuru and Hasan etc under the Central’s Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT).
Provision of water taps to all urban households in the mission cities and improving water supply to the normative 135 liters per day is accorded priority under this mission followed by expansion of sewerage and drainage networks, non-motorised transport and open spaces.
Badami is among the 12 cities in the country in Heritage City Development and Augmentation Yojana (HRIDAY). An investment of Rs.22.26 is envisaged for improving heritage related infrastructure in Badami.
Under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban), construction of 1,46,548 affordable houses for urban poor in Karnataka has so far been approved by the center with an investment of Rs.6,288 crores for which central assistance of Rs. 2,492 crores have been approved.
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