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Two day review of progress of new urban missions in 7 UTs begin today

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A two day review of progress of new urban missions in seven Union Territories will begin in New Delhi today. On the first day, National Mission Directors of five urban missions will undertake detailed review of progress and implementation issues with officials from Union Territories, UTs, concerning Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation, 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.

Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu has convened a meeting of Lieutenant Governors and administrators of the UTs tomorrow for a high level review for evolving a way forward for speeding up implementation under various missions.

Chief Minister of Delhi and Puducherry have also been invited for the review.
Ministry of Urban Development has already approved investments for the five year mission period for all the seven Union Territories under, AMRUT, and smart city plans of New Delhi 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.

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