GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF HOUSING AND URBAN AFFAIRS
QUESTION NO. 1983
ANSWERED ON 10TH JULY 2019
Proper utilization of funds under SCM in Karnataka
Will the Minister of HOUSING AND URBAN AFFAIRS be pleased to state:-
a) whether the Ministry is aware that the Karnataka Government has not utilised even 1 per cent of funds allocated to the State under the Smart City Mission (SCM);
b) what steps Central Government will take to ensure that funds for Karnataka's Smart Cities are implemented for the SCM and neither diverted nor left un-utilised;
c) whether Central Government has received any status report from Government of Karnataka on its progress in the Smart City Mission (SCM); and
d) if so, the details thereof?
THE MINISTER OF STATE (IC) OF THE MINISTRY OF HOUSING & URBAN AFFAIRS
SHRI HARDEEP SINGH PURI
(a)to (d) Under the Smart City Mission (SCM), Central Government contributes upto Rs. 500 crore for each City with matching share being contributed by the State Government. The balance is funded through convergence from different Schemes/Missions of the Central/State Governments, loans, land value capture, PPPs etc. and through the local bodies’ own resources.
The 7 smart Cities in the State of Karnataka have proposed projects in their Smart Cities Proposals (SCP) worth Rs. 14,996 crore. City-wise details of funds released by Government of India (GoI) and funds utilized by State of Karnataka under Smart Cities Mission are given below: -
|Name of City||Fund released by GoI (In Crore)||Total Utilization|
The implementation of the Mission at the City level is done by a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) created for the purpose. The SPV plan, appraise, approve, release funds, implement, manage, operate, monitor and evaluate the Smart City development projects. The Ministry is regularly interacting with the States / Smart Cities through video conferences, review meetings, field visits, regional workshops etc. at various levels to assess the performance of the cities and to handhold them for improving the same. Besides, the guidance of domain experts participating in the regional workshops, cities also benefit from peer-to-peer learning during these interactions. At the national level, the implementation of Smart Cities Mission is being monitored by an Apex Committee headed by Secretary, Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs. At State level, State level High Powered Steering Committee (HPSC) chaired by the Chief Secretary has been established, besides, Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs nominee Directors on the Boards of SPVs are also monitoring the progress in respective cities on a regular basis.