Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission
The Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India started the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM) in the year 2005-06 to improve the Urban Infrastructure, Urban Governance and to provide basic services to the urban poor. The mission period was earlier for 7 years but is now extended till March, 2014. A period of 3 years is now allowed for the completion of new project sanctioned in financial year 2013-14.
In Maharashtra, four Urban Agglomerations of Greater Mumbai, Pune, Nagpur and Nashik and the city of Nanded-Waghala are included under the Urban Infrastructures and Governance Sub-mission. The cities of Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai, Thane, Kalyan-Dombivali, Navi Mumbai, Mira-Bhayander, Ulhasnagar, Ambernath, Kulgaon-Badlapur, Pune, Pimpri-Chinchwad, Nagpur, Nashik, Nanded have been funded under this sub mission.
Under the Urban Infrastructure and Governance sub-mission, funds are provided to the extent of 50% to 90% of the project cost depending on the population of various cities, by the Central Government and State Government as grant and the balance funds have to be raised by concerned ULBs. The funding pattern is
| Category of Cities/Towns/UAs || Grant || Cities |
| Central || State || ULB |
| Cities/UAs with 4 million plus population as per 2001 census || 35% || 15% || 50% || Greater Mumbai, Thane, Navi Mumbai, Mira Bhayander, Ulhasnagar , kalyan Dombivali Kulgaon -Badlapur, Ambernath |
| Million Plus Cities || 50% || 20% || 30% || Nagpur, Pune, Pimpri Chinchwad, Nashik |
| Selected Cities/UAs (Other cities of religious/ historic and tourist importance) || 80% || 10% || 10% || Nanded |
The mission mandates to carry out State Level and Urban Local Body Level obligatory and optional reforms. A tri-party Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) is signed between the Central Government, State Government and the concerned urban local body indicating the time line of reform implementation. The City Development Plan (CDPs) is prepared to have a city vision and a holistic and integrated view on development strategies after identifying the gaps in infrastructure for the horizon year. The Service Level Bench Marks for various civic services are expected to be improved after the implementation of the project Detailed Project Reports (DPRs) are selected and prioritized by the State Level Steering Committee (SLSC) under the Chairmanship of the Hon'ble Chief Minister and are recommended for approval in the JNNURM. The Central Sanctioning and Monitoring Committee (CSMC) constituted under the Secretary, Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India, approves projects and sanctions the releases of Installments.
SLNA has appointed Independent Review and Monitoring Agency (IRMA) from amongst the consultants empanelled by the Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India. All projects are visited quarterly by the IRMA to verify the quality of work, safety standards, for taking corrective measures. The SLNA submits quarterly reports to the Mission Directorate and verify the utilization certificates and release of installments.
The State Level Steering Committee has approved City Development Plans and the detailed project reports of Greater Mumbai, Pune, Thane, Nagpur, Nashik, Pimpri-Chinchwad and Nanded-Waghala City and so far 250 project proposals have been submitted for the approval of the Central Government.
120 projects costing 15,603.64 crores for above mission cities are sanctioned under JNNURM in the state. An amount 4,877.80 crores as Additional Central Assistance (ACA) as central share has been released.18,30.88 crores as matching state contribution is released by Government of Maharashtra till the end of the year 2014-15. Till date 66 projects (52 UIG + 10 Buses + 4 E-Governance) are reported completed.
Functions of Division
The State Government has appointed MMRDA as the State Level Nodal agency (SLNA) for the Urban Infrastructure and Governance submission of the JNNURM. The role of SLNA is:
- Appraisal of projects submitted by ULBs/Para-statal agencies
- Obtaining sanction of State Level Steering Committee for recommending proposals to Mission Directorate
- Management of grants received from Central and State Government
- Release of funds to ULBs/Para-statal agencies as grant, and soft loan
- Monitoring physical and financial progress of sanctioned projects
- Monitoring implementation of reform as entered into MoA