Urban life quality improved by JNNURM said NSSO

The NSSO data showed that JNNURM scheme improved key indicators of urban life in India

Created On: Dec 31, 2013 11:21 ISTModified On: Dec 31, 2013 12:40 IST

The National Sample Survey Office (NSSO) data showed that JNNURM scheme improved key indicators of urban life in India and it reached the poorest of poor.

The Government spent over 46000 crore rupees on infrastructure augmentation under JNNURM scheme.

image The NSSO data showed that
• Over 90 percent of slumdwellers feel water drainage, sewerage and garbage collection and disposal have improved.

• 24 percent of slums have benefited from welfare schemes such as JNNURM and Rajiv Awas Yojana.
• 95.3 percent people living in urban areas felt significant improvement in water supply.
• About 76 percent improved their access to some sort of garbage disposal system in cities and towns.

According to the Urban Development Ministry’s data, among 539 projects sanctioned between 2005 and 2012, at least 217 projects are completed and 322 are in a stage of completion. Out of 806 UIDSSM projects 413 projects are completed.


Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM) was officially inaugurated on 3 December 2005 to improve the quality of life and infrastructure in the cities.

The JNNURM has two major schemes:

Urban Infrastructure and Governance (UIG):

The main focus of UIG is on infrastructure projects relating to water supply, sanitation, sewerage, solid waste management, road network and urban transport.

It also focuses on redevelopment of old city areas, shifting industrial and commercial establishments to confirming areas.

Urban Infrastructure Development for Small and Medium Towns (UIDSSMT):

UIDSSMT focus is integrated development of slums and achieved through various projects for shelter, basic services and other related civic amenities which provide utilities to the urban poor.


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