Minister of Urban Development and Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation M.Venkaiah Naidu today said that under Smart City Mission, Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) and Swachh Bharat Mission (Urban), central government has committed to provide an assistance of Rs.1.13 lakh crores to improve basic urban infrastructure, till 2018-19.
Inaugurating the three day conference on ‘Urban Transition in BRICS’ at Visakhapatnam, he said that this is a quantum jump from central assistance of Rs.33,902 cr committed during 2004-14 under JNNURM for basic infrastructure. He further said “The pace and scale of project and investment approvals have increased manifold since 2015 with the central government approving an assistance of Rs.1.84 lakh crore. This includes Rs.78,292 cr under smart city plans of 33 mission cities, Rs.45,293 cr under Atal Mission and another Rs.56,231 cr for building affordable houses for urban poor. These are the early gains of urban renaissance in the country”.