NEW DELHI: In a bid to push the implementation of urban projects across the country, union minister of urban development Venkaiah Naidu has started visiting states to review the progress. He has reviewed the projects of 19 states in last few weeks. In the series of visiting states, the minister will be in Chattisgarh on Friday to review the urban missions for its timely execution.
Officials said that Naidu along with Chattisgarh CM Raman Singh and other officials will participate in the discussions on implementation issues and progress of different missions. Five Urban missions including Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT), Smart City Mission, Swachh Bharat Mission, Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban) and Deen Dayal Antyodaya Yojana-NULM in Chattisgarh will be reviewed in detail.
Ahead of Chattisgarh review, Venkaiah Naidu on Thursday said that he was delighted over the useful reviews in 19 States as they proved to be beneficial for both the central and state governments in the implementation.
Urban mission projects are getting delayed in many states and with a view to ensure timely implementation of projects under new urban missions, union minister Venkaiah Naidu has undertaken such joint reviews with Chief Ministers in respective capital cities in 19 States that accounted for an investment of about Rs 3 lakh crore approved under different missions. Chattisgarh will be the twentieth to be reviewed on Friday.
The States that were so far reviewed during the last three months include Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Gujarat, Goa, Haryana, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Rajasthan, Sikkim, Tamil Nadu, Tripura and Uttar Pradesh.
Progress of metro projects and heritage infrastructure development projects is also reviewed wherever they are being implemented.
These reviews are aimed at ensuring timely execution and completion of projects within the mission period by 2019-20 except in case of PMAY (Urban) under which all the eligible beneficiaries are to be enabled to own a house by 2022. Each review meeting lasts over four hours.