(Thanks to Dilip for pointing to this scheme.)

Following is a one year old PIB on this.

Rajya Sabha

Urban Infrastructure Development Scheme for Small and Medium Towns (UIDSSMT) was launched on 3.12.2005 as a sub-component of the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM) covering all towns and cities as per Census 2001 excepting 63 cities covered under JNNURM. Water supply is one of the admissible component of UIDSSMT. State of Orissa has been provided Rs.181.79 crore for the Mission Period of 7 years (2005-12) under UIDSSMT. So far, 9 projects (7 projects on water supply, 1 on road and 1 on sanitation) in 6 towns namely Behrampur, Koraput, Paralakhemundi, Angul, Cuttack and Sambalpur have been sanctioned at an approved cost of Rs.112.52 croreinvolving total Central commitment of Rs. 91.70 crore under the scheme and Rs. 46.70 crore has been released to the State as 1st instalment of Additional Central Assistance (ACA) during 2006-07 and 2007-08. Details of the projects sanctioned so far to Orissa under UIDSSMT have been given in the Annexure.

This information was given by Shri Ajay Maken, MOS Urban Development in reply to a question by Shri B.J. Panda in Rajya Sabha today.



Click here for a Annex

The guidelines for this scheme is at http://www.cmao.nic.in/Resources/JNNURM/Guidelines/UIDSSMT-%20GUIDELINES.pdf.

I would request some of our readers to push for their contacts in Orissa to make sure (and if necessary offer help so that) their town takes advantage of this scheme. Hope our readers from Hinjlicut, Bhawanipatna, Balangir, etc. are listening.