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Two day review of progress of urban schemes in 7 Union Territories begins tomorrow Lieutenant Governors and Chief Ministers of Delhi and Puducherry invited for review Shri M.Venkaiah Naidu to complete review of progress in 29 States/UTs

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Two day review of progress of urban schemes in 7 Union Territories begins tomorrow

Lieutenant Governors and Chief Ministers of and invited for review

Shri M.to complete review of progress in 29 States/UTs

A two day review of progress of new urban missions in seven Union Territories including begins in New tomorrow.

On the first day tomorrow i.e July 5, 2017, National Mission Directors of five urban missions will undertake detailed review of progress and implementation issues with officials from UTs concerning AMRUT, Smart City Mission, Swachh Bharat Mission (Urban), Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana(Urban) and Deen Dayal Antyodaya Yojana- NULM. Issues relating to urban transport will also be discussed.

Minister of Urban Development and HUPA Shri M.has convened a meeting of Lieutenant Governors of Delhi, Puducherry, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Chandigarh, Dadra and Nager Haveli, Daman & Diu and Lakshadweep on July 6, 2017 for a high level review for evolving a way forward for speeding up implementation under various missions.

Chief Minister of Shri Arvind Kejriwal and of Shri V.Narayanasamy have also been invited for the review. These are the only two UTs with elected legislatures.

has already approved investments for the five year mission period for all the seven UTs under Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) and smart city plans of New Municipal Council, Chandigarh and Port Blair.

Special focus will be on sanitation with only three of the 16 towns in these UTs having been declared Open Defecation so far. Capacity building issues will also be discussed to enable speedy execution of projects.

Shri has so far reviewed progress of urban missions in 22 States with Chief Ministers in respective state capitals. With the proposed review in case of seven UTs, such review in respect of 29 of the 36 States and UTs would be completed by July 6.

States remaining to be reviewed are: Andhra Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Odisha, Punjab, Telangana and West Bengal.

AAR/KM

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First Published: Tue, July 04 2017. 00:20 IST