GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF HOUSING AND URBAN AFFAIRS
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 2107
TO BE ANSWERED ON AUGUST 03, 2017
DIFFERENCE BETWEEN JNNURM AND SMART CITIES MISSION
Will the Minister of HOUSING AND URBAN AFFAIRS be pleased to state:
(a) The manner in which the Smart Cities Mission differs from Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM); and
(b) The steps Government has taken in the Smart Cities Mission to address significant gaps in JNNURM and to ensure statutory planning, better transparency in governance and citizen participative democracy, including amending Part IX A of the Constitution?
THE MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF HOUSING AND URBAN AFFAIRS
(RAO INDERJIT SINGH)
(a)& (b): JNNURM was purely project based Scheme in which Projects of various urban development sectors were selected and financed in a proportionate basis by Government of India, States and ULBs. The Smart Cities Mission is different and marks a paradigm shift in urban development from project based approachto integrated city development approach. The objective of Smart Cities Mission is to promote cities that provide core infrastructure and give a decent quality of life to its citizens, a clean and sustainable environment and application of ‘Smart’ Solutions.
Competition based selection has made the cities rediscover themselves as they are undertaking a thorough assessment of gaps in present level of infrastructure and service delivery and come out with comprehensive, credible and actionable plans for area based development and technology based pan-city solutions.Under Smart Cities Mission, Citizen centric planning and implementation has been emphasized.
The Smart Cities Mission would be implemented by Special Purpose Vehicles (SPVs)that have been set up by municipalities/ municipal corporations for project implementation and management.