Nehru's name to be dropped from JNNURM? UPA's flagship scheme will be renamed after BJP's icon Atal
New Delhi, Feb 3: It is been proven now that Narendra Modi and his Government holds former Prime Minister and party icon Atal Bihari Vajpayee in high regards.
Days after, it was announced that one of the best Prime Minister of India Vajpayee will be bestowed with Bharat Ratna, BJP Government is now mulling to rename one of the flagship scheme of UPA-JNNURM. The scheme will no longer feature first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru's name in the initials.
According to a TOI report, new version of Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM) will be called Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT). This move will definitely not augur well with Congress which is already peeved with Modi after he hijacked its big legacies like Mahatma Gandhi and Sardar Patel.
With JNNURM-2, the aim of the Government is to rejuvenate 500 cities and towns. The whole cost of the programme will be Rs 10 lakh crore.
It is being said that UPA Government had done all the preparatory work to launch the JNNURM-2, but couldn't give the green signal. Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu immediately announced to launch the new scheme after NDA came to power in May.
On asking about the modalities of the new scheme, a government source as quoted by TOI said, "Most of the projects got delayed and there was cost overrun because of bad take off and poor implementation last time. These issues would be addressed in a systematic manner this time".