Urban Infrastructure Development Scheme
for Small & Medium Towns aims at improvement in urban infrastructure in
towns and cities in a planned manner. It shall subsume the existing
schemes of Integrated Development of Small and Medium Towns (IDSMT) and
Accelerated Urban Water Supply Programme (AUWSP)
The objectives of the scheme are to :
improve infrastructural facilities and help create durable public assets and quality oriented services in cities and towns
enhance public-private-partnership in infrastructural development and
promote planned integrated development of towns and cities
Name of ULBs
The schemes will apply to all cities / towns as per 2001 census, excepting cities / towns covered under Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM)
The State Government may priorities towns and cities on the basis of their felt-need. While prioritising towns, states would take into account existing infrastructure, population of Scheduled Castes / Scheduled Tribes and special problems like hilly terrain.
Urban Renewal i.e. redevelopment of inner (old) city areas [ this would include items like widening of narrow streets, shifting of industrial / commercial establishments from non-conforming (inner-city) to 'conforming' (outer-city) areas to reduce congestion, replacement of old and worn-out water pipes by new/higher capacity ones, renewal of sewerage/drainage/solid waste disposal systems, etc.]
Water Supply (including de-sanitation plants) and sanitation
Sewerage and Solid Waste Management
Construction and improvement of drains/storm water drains
Construction/Upgradation of roads, highways/expressways
Parking lots/spaces on roads, highways/expressways
Parking lots/spaces on Public Private Partnership basis
Development of heritage areas
Prevention & rehabilitation of soil erosion/landslides only in case of Special Category States where such problems are common and
Preservation of water bodies.
The sharing of funds would be in the ratio of 80.10 between Central Government and State Government and the balance 10% from the financial institutions implementing agencies may substitute internal resources for funds to be raised from financial institutions.
Funds from MPLAD/MLALAD could be used towards project cost and to that extent, the loan component/state share could be suitably reduced.
The scheme will be implemented through a designated State level nodal agency.