GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
Ministry of Urban Development
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO 759
TO BE ANSWERED ON 23.10.2008
Infrastructure Development in Bangalore No.
SHRI RAJEEV CHANDRASEKHAR
Will the Minister of URBAN DEVELOPMENT be pleased to state:-
(a) whether the State Government of Karnataka has recently in a memorandum requested the Central Government to provide special package for providing infrastructure to Bangalore city under various schemes;
(b) if so, the details thereof; and
(c) the action taken thereon?
THE MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF URBAN DEVELOPMENT
( SHRI AJAY MAKEN )
(a)to(c): Yes, Sir. State Government of Karnataka has recently in a memorandum, requested the Central Government to provide special package of Rs.8500 crore for tackling the infrastructure needs of Bangalore. The remaining Rs. 8500 crore would be mobilized by the State Government. The indicative allocation made by Planning Commission for the State of Karnataka for the period 2005-2012 is Rs. 1374.59 crore. Additional Central Assistance (ACA) to the extent of Rs. 1267.26 crore has been committed by the Government of India as on 30.9.2008. This Ministry has taken up with the Planning Commission for increasing the overall allocation under JNNURM. Further, the Government of India has undertaken credit rating of cities to facilitate the cities to access funds from the market and augment their financial resources.