Half of India’s 1.2 billion populace will live in urban areas in 25 years, as compared to 27.82 per cent presently. How prepared are we for this? The Rs 66,000-crore Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM) was launched as an infrastructure intervention to address precisely this issue.

The JNNURM was launched on December 3, 2005. The mission is expected to last seven years and mainly focused on improvement in four key areas. These included: Efficiency of urban infrastructure, efficiency of service delivery, community participation in the decision-making process and accountability & transparency. Read more