Karnataka state will receive more JnNURM funds. Excerpts from the article:
The Centre has given another opportunity to the State to seek funds for development of infrastructure in Bangalore and Mysore under the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JnNURM).
This despite the fact that the State has utilised only 68 per cent of the funds provided under the same scheme in the past.
As per the project implementation status of JnNURM in Karnataka, of the 38 projects, only 23 have been completed.
The pending projects primarily relate to unfinished underground drainage facilities and road restoration works in the erstwhile CMC areas, apart from remodelling of primary stormwater drains (SWDs) across the four valleys in Bangalore. Mysore has failed to complete even a single infrastructure project under JnNURM, despite utilising 58 per cent of the approved funds.
It is unknown why the utilization is so poor. On one hand, government is always short of money and on the other does not fully utilize allocated funds. The situation should be such that the allocation runs out in the first 6-9 months so that the next time allocation is hiked.
The Karnataka Urban Infrastructure Development and Finance Corporation (KUIDFC), the nodal agency for JnNURM, has stated that almost all civic agencies have been asked to send proposals for ‘fresh’ projects.
The Centre has reportedly asked KUIDFC to send the proposals ‘as early as possible’. “We are not sure as to how much of a monetary cap the Central Government is placing on the allocations. But we are looking for as many proposals as possible to be ratified,” said Jain.
Elevated roads and other road/transport related projects seem to be the flavour of the season in Karnataka. The list of states with completed projects is a third of the list of states with allocated funds. Attached to this post are two documents indicating the completed projects and status of all projects in Karnataka.
|JnNURM Completed Projects.pdf||67.31 KB|
|JnNURM Project Status.pdf||78.48 KB|