Central assistance will cover 50 percent of project cost for cities and towns with a population of up to 10 lakh and one-third of the project cost for those with a population of above 10 lakh. Central assistance will be released in three instalments in the ratio of 20:40:40 based on achievement of milestones indicated in State Annual Action Plans. The mission provides for incentivizing reforms by earmarking 10 percent of annual allocation to be allocated to good performers at the end of each year ii.
Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana targets ‘Housing for All by 2022’
The Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY) targets construction of two crore houses by 2022 for the urban poor, especially for Economically Weaker Section (EWS) and Lower Income Group (LIG). The scheme will provide a credit linked subsidy of 1 lakh to 2.3 lakh instead of actual fund transfers. States/UTs are required to mobilize the balance. PMAY will cost around Rs 3 lakh crore over the next seven years. The Central subsidy has also increased from Rs 75,000 earlier to Rs 1 lakh to 2.30 lakh per house, depending on the specific scheme iii.
Draft waste management rules released for public feedback
The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change has released the draft waste management rules for public feedback. The new rules are expected to help in effective implementation of waste management policies. It clearly defines terms that were previously left ambiguous such as defining sanitary waste, demolition and construction waste, its handling methods etc. It also proposes for individuals and commercial establishments to pay municipal authorities for the collection and disposal of waste they generate iv.
Karnataka Municipal Corporation (Ward Committee) Rules, 2013
Urban Development Department (UDD) of Karnataka notified the Draft Karnataka Municipal Corporations (Ward Committee) Rules, 2013 on 26th of May. The rules govern the functioning of the ward committees, such as holding special meetings in case of emergency and preparation of agenda for the regular meetings.
The rules mandate that Ward Committee meet every month and be empowered to recommend to the corporation, any disciplinary action on officers who fail to carry out it's resolutions v.