The aim is to encourage reforms and fast track planned development of identified cities. Focus is to be on efficiency in urban infrastructure and  service  delivery   mechanisms,   community  participation,   and accountability of ULBs/ Parastatal agencies  towards citizens.

Scope of the Mission

The Mission shall comprise two sub-Missions, namely:
  • Sub-Mission for Urban Infrastructure and Governance: This will be administered by the Ministry of Urban Development through the Sub-Mission Directorate for Urban Infrastructure and Governance. The main thrust of the Sub-Mission will be on infrastructure projects relating to water supply and sanitation, sewerage, solid waste management, road network, urban transport and redevelopment of old city areas with a view to upgrading infrastructure therein, shifting industrial and commercial establishments to conforming areas, etc.
  • Sub-Mission for Basic Services to the Urban poor This will be administered by the Ministry of Urban Employment and Poverty. Alleviation through the Sub-Mission will be on integrated development of slums through projects for providing shelter, basic services and other related civic amenities with a view to providing utilities to the urban poor.