Thursday, July 23, 2009

City selected for JNNRUM project - Mangalore

City selected for JNNRUM project - Mangalore - City - NEWS - The Times of India
The MCC will get Rs 2,000 crore additional development grants, thanks to the Centre's decision to select the city for Jawaharlal Nehru National
Urban Renewable Mission (JNNRUM) project.

Mangalore could avail the project as the Centre has amended the project rules. Accordingly, the population limit of the city to be selected for the project was brought down from 10 lakh to 5 lakh. Special development grants will be given for water supply scheme, development of roads, parks, tourist centres, drainage system, bus stations, waste management schemes, city beautification works and housing facilities.

Thanking the Centre for selecting the city for this ambitious project, District Congress Committee (DCC) vice-president Ivan D'Souza said here on Tuesday that party leaders have favoured giving priority for the development of housing sector and water supply scheme in the city.

The City and Industrial Development Corporation of Maharashtra (CIDCO) has shown interest to develop the housing sector under this project. It has prepared an action plan that aims at building annual 25,000 houses catering the needs of the people belonged to middle class and downtrodden sections of the society, he said adding that the Mangalore Urban Development Authority (MUDA) that has not been entrusted with any work at present should be the nodal agency for the project, he said.

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