ISBN 9788178359656,Developmental Transformation of Urban India: JNNURM Showcase in the South

Developmental Transformation of Urban India: JNNURM Showcase in the South



Kalpaz Publications

Publication Year 2013

ISBN 9788178359656

ISBN-10 8178359650

Hard Back

Number of Pages 298 Pages
Language (English)


The socio-economic-political milieu of the urban areas in the country has undergone transformation at a mammoth scale in the recent decades especially in the years after the introduction of economic reforms. JNNURM was initiated in 2005 as a response to the late realisation by the Government of India that the haphazard and unsustainable growth of our urban areas crippled with poor infrastructural amenities and highly inefficient modes of governance mechanisms will prove to be very dear for the economic growth of the country in future. Taking account of the large scale of the Mission, the present study attempts to examine the pattern of progress of cities states under the Mission and the extent to which the Mission succeeded in achieving its goals. The case studies of the Mission cities i.e, Kochi and Thiruvananthapuram give the detailed analysis of the ground realities about the Mission projects and the challenges faced in various stages of Mission implementation. Besides, the author suggests policy initiatives through which the functioning of the Mission can be improved.