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JnNURM is a state sector scheme for Urban Renewal initiated by Govt. of India (GOI) to be implemented over a 7-year period. The scheme envisages providing financial assistance to urban local bodies (ULBs) & parastatal agencies of the order of Rs. 50,000 crores, spread over 7 years

JNNURM covers 63 cities across India. The cities have been divided into 3 categories, namely, A, B and C. This classification is based on population.

Category Population No of cities
A More than 4 million 7
B 1-4 million 28
C Less than 1 million 28

objectives of JNNURM

sectors admissible under JNNURM

pre-requisites for accessing funds under JNNURM

Jnnurm mission role

Over the years, there has been a wide gap between the requirement and allocation of funds. The assistance provided by the Central government has been unevenly spread and has failed to bring about any noticeable improvement in urban infrastructure. Keeping in view the shortcomings in the existing programmes and the commitment given in the Common Minimum Programme of the UPA Government, the Central government has drawn up a comprehensive programme of urban renewal.

In this strategy, a two-track approach has been envisaged. In the first prong of the strategy, the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM) has been sanctioned to provide financial support of about Rs. 50,000 Crores to 63 cities for up gradation and improvement of infrastructure in a planned and integrated manner. The programme is phased over a period of seven years. The chosen cities comprise the State Capitals, cities with one million plus population and some selected cities of religious, tourist, cultural and heritage importance. It is expected that these cities will have a demonstration effect on others.

In the second prong of the strategy, the need for other cities and towns, which are not included in the mission, would be addressed through another scheme of assistance known as 'Urban Infrastructure Development Scheme for Small and Medium Towns (UIDSSMT) and Integrated Housing & Slum Development Programme (IHSDP).

Of the 63 towns identified and targeted under JNNURM, Dehradun is one of thethree towns in Uttarakhand under "selected cities /UAs" (state capitals and othercities). Haridwar and Nainital have been identified as towns of religious/historicand tourist importance. All three towns have less than 1 million population.

Details of PMU/PIU Under JnNNURM