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UAD top brass to review CDP on Jan 19

THURSDAY MAY well be the moment of truth for the Rs 2,007 crore City Development Plan (CDP) draft for development projects to be funded under the Rs 50,000 crore Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM).

india Updated: Jan 18, 2006 13:55 IST

THURSDAY MAY well be the moment of truth for the Rs 2,007 crore City Development Plan (CDP) draft for development projects to be funded under the Rs 50,000 crore Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM).

The Indore CDP lists ways of sprucing up economic, financial, infrastructure, and environmental and institutional development of the City by improving water supply, solid waste management, sewerage and socio-economic uplift of urban poor.

The plan will be held up to scrutiny at a two-part meeting headed by Principal Secretary, Urban Administration Development (UAD) department Satya Prakash to be held in Bhopal on January 19. Municipal Commissioners of all four JNNURM beneficiary cities of the State - Bhopal, Indore, Jabalpur and Ujjain - will participate in the meeting.

In the inaugural phase, the Principal Secretary will peruse development plans submitted by all four cities. According to a senior official, the number of projects cleared for Mission funding will hinge largely on the amount of homework done by the concerned local body regarding the project’s technical and fiscal modalities, especially loan repayment.

The second part of the meeting will focus on progress made by the four cities under the Asian Development Bank financed Rs 671.72 crore Urban Water Supply and Environment Improvement Project (UWSEIP).

In Indore, ADB funds will bankroll phase III of the Narmada project (Rs 406.85 crore), sewage and drainage plan (Rs 62.17 crore), solid waste management (Rs 13.22 crore) as well as poverty alleviation and other miscellaneous tasks (Rs 189.48 crore).

While the Indore Municipal Corporation (IMC) has submitted a list of fast-track projects including purchase of machinery and equipment to the UWSEIP Project Monitoring Committee (PMC) for approval, the other three Corporations are reported to be lagging far behind.