rupees one lakh crore including a Central Assistance of ₹ 50,000 crore spread over 5 years i.e.,
from 2015-2016 to 2019-2020. The balance share of ₹ 50,000 crore has to come from states and
The thrust areas of the Mission are water supply, sewerage and septage management, storm
water drainage, green spaces and park, non-motorized urban transport and capacity building. The
Mission focuses on development of basic urban infrastructure in the specified cities with the
following expected outcomes: (i) universal coverage for access to potable water for every
household; (ii) substantial improvement in coverage and treatment capacities of sewerage; (iii)
developing city parks; (iv) reform implementation and capacity building. To mitigate the
problem in drinking water sector, the water supply component inter-alia, provides for
rehabilitation of old water supply systems including treatment plants and rejuvenation of water
bodies, specifically for drinking water supply and recharging of ground water. Recycling/ reuse
of waste water, reduction of non-revenue water and exploring possibilities for septage
management, are some of the important features.
Heritage City Development
The National Heritage City Development and Augmentation Yojana (HRIDAY), a central
sector scheme of the Government of India was launched in 2015 with the aim of bringing
together urban planning, economic growth and heritage conservation in an inclusive manner with
the objective of preserving the heritage character of each Heritage City. By November 2018 and
after a total outlay of ₹ 500 crore, the scheme is being implemented in 12 identified cities
namely, Ajmer, Amaravati, Amritsar, Badami, Dwarka, Gaya, Kanchipuram, Mathura, Puri,
Varanasi, Velankanni and Warangal.
A city can be productive if it has a very sound infrastructure and good services. Urban
transport is a crucial component of urban infrastructure. It provides access to opportunities,
supports urban economic activities, and facilitates social interactions. A good network of roads
and an efficient Mass Urban Transport System make significant contributions to improve the
working efficiency of a city and its environs. The extent to which the Indian cities can maximize
economic performance and reduce poverty will be closely linked to how efficiently their
transport system moves people and goods upon which their socio-economic activities depend.
The rapidly growing urban population exerts an increasing pressure on the urban transport
system resulting in deterioration of the system thus lowering economic productivity. Hence,
development of cities through prioritizing urban transport is a step forward in this direction.
Global experience has also shown that an efficient shift to public transport can occur only if
urban transport is assimilated at the conception stage of land-use and urban planning. This
Ministry is the nodal Ministry for planning and coordination of urban transport matters at the
central level. However, technical planning of rail transport continues to be with Ministry of
Railways. Similarly, road transport is the responsibility of the Ministry of Road Transport and
Highways. However, the major responsibility for urban transport infrastructure and service
delivery rests with state governments and local bodies.
Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana