Last week, the high powered expert committee on Urban Infrastructure submitted its report to the Minister of Urban Development Shri Kamal Nath and the Minister of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation Kumari Selja.
Commending the report, Mr Kamal Nath (a.k.a Mr 15%) said that the Ministry would study the report and operationalise it. The committee has emphasized that India’s economic growth momentum cannot be sustained if urbanisation is not actively facilitated nor can urban poverty be effectively addressed if the needs of the urban poor are isolated from the broader challenges of managing urbanisation.
Urban Infrastructure in India
The report is focuses on the challenge sand opportunities emerging in the urban areas of India for the following infrastructural services.
- Water Supply
- Solid Waste Management
- Storm Water Drains
- Urban Roads
- Urban Transport
- Street Lighting
- Traffic Support Infrastructure
Download the Report on Urban Infrastructure And Services in India 2011
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Report of the High Powered Expert Committee (HPEC) for estimating the investment requirements for urban infrastructure services
The Committee was chaired by Dr Isher Ahluwalia and included as Members eight experts who were– Nasser Munjee, Chairman, DCB; Nachiket Mor, Chairman, IFMR Trust; M. Vijayanunni, Former Chief Secretary, Kerala; Sudhir Mankad, Former Chief Secretary, Gujarat; Rajiv Lall, Managing Director, IDFC; Hari Sankaran, Vice Chairman and Managing Director, IL&FS; Ramesh Ramanathan, Co-Founder, Janaagraha; and Om Prakash Mathur, NIPFP.