Govt sanctions two JNNURM projects worth more than Rs 326 crore

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New Delhi, Jun 3 (UNI) Two projects under the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM) amounting to over Rs 326 crore--one each for Uttarakhand and West Bengal--have been sanctioned by the Urban Development Ministry.

The Projects, cleared by the Ministry's Central Sanctioning and Monitoring Committee, were Integrated Solid Waste Management Project in Dehra Dun and Tallah Palta dedicated Water Transmission Main in Kolkata.

Besides, the Committee has also approved the release of the third instalment of Additional Central Assistance (ACA) for 7MGD water treatment plant together with reservoir, distribution system and allied works in Asansol, West Bengal.

The total cost of Integrated Solid Waste Management Project of Dehra Dun is Rs 2156.87 lakh, 80 per cent of the cost will be met by the central government, 10 per cent by the Uttarakhand Government and remaining 10 per cent by Municipal Corporation of Dehra Dun.

The total Central Assistance admissible under JNNURM is Rs 1725.51 lakh (80 per cent of the approved cost). The project, which will be implemented by the Dehra Dun Municipal Corporation, is expected to be completed by December 2009 which will make the city waste free.

Tallah Palta dedicated Transmission Main for water supply in Kolkata will be implemented by Kolkata Municipal Corporation and will take a period of 35 months for its completion. The project will ensure adequate water supply for public and provide adequate transmission infrastructure admissible for the next 30 years. It will also reduce transmission losses due to leakages. Of the total cost of Rs 30492.48 lakh approved for the project, central assistance admissible for the project under JNNURM is Rs 10672.37 lakh, 35 per cent of the total cost. The Kolkata Municipal Corporation would meet half the cost of the project.

The Committee also released the third instalment of Additional Central Assistance of Rs 359.75 lakh for the 7 MGD Water Treatment Plant together with reservoir, distribution system and allied works at Asansol, West Bengal. Of the Rs 2878 lakh project, the Government has already released the first and second instalments earlier.

JNNURM, aiming at creating economically productive, efficient, equitable and responsive cities, has identified 63 cities on which it would be spending Rs 1,25,000 crore during 2005-2012.

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