Delhi tops list of under-users of JNNURM fund

Written by Agencies | New Delhi | Updated: Jul 26 2014, 14:17pm hrs
Delhi topped the list of under-users having failed to avail Central assistance of Rs 1,130 crore as against the committed assistance of Rs 2,327 crore under Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM) for improvement of infrastructure and other projects, the Lok Sabha was told. There were 65 big cities identified for implementation of JNNURM schemes to create urban infrastructure. States and Union Territories failed to make use of the committed central assistance of Rs 12,397 crores under JNNURM. The Central government committed itself to provide a total assistance of Rs 46,787 crore to states / UTs for taking up urban infrastructure/development projects under JNNURM, said M Venkaiah Naidu, minister of urban development. He said assistance was linked to implementation of reforms and states / UTs could avail only 73.50 per cent of it.