Overview of Programmes / Schemes

Infrastructure Development (I.D.) :-

The objective of the scheme is to provide basic amenities and development of infrastructure to boost the economy of the urban centres. Works taken up under this scheme are construction of parking places, footpaths, jeepable roads, slab drains, retaining walls, footbridge etc. Major projects include land acquisition cost for construction of markets, shopping complexes, parking places, bus terminus etc. The Schemes is being implemented by the Office of the Executive Engineer, Urban Affairs in all the district Headquarters of the State.

Direction And Administration :-

This scheme is being provided to meet the various expenses of the Directorate like office expenses, staff salaries, travel expenses wages and for purchase of office equipments etc.

Minister's Special Urban Development Fund (C.M.S.U.D.F.):-

The programme is implemented in the urban constituencies of the state with a view to generate wage employment besides creation of socially and economically useful asset for improvement of social, economic and environmental conditions in consonance with the policy of Government of India for M.P. Local Area Development Programme. The schemes are identified by the member of Legislative Assembly on the felt need at the local level and implemented through the Local Dorbar/Beneficiary Organizations or Implementation Committees set up at the Community level. For the Special Urban Works Programme implementation is done by the Municipal Boards in the urban and semi-urban constituencies whereas for the Chief Minister's Special Urban Development implementation is done by the office of the Executive Engineer, Urban Affairs through Meghalaya Urban Development Agency. The guidelines of SUWP is under process for amendment and will be updated shortly.

Assistance To Local Bodies :-

Under this scheme, grant-in-aid assistance is extended to the local bodies like Municipal Boards and Meghalaya Urban Development Agency. All schemes relating to provisions of civic amenities and services are taken up by the above local bodies. Major works include physical infrastructure works, purchase of vehicles etc.

Training Of Personnel:

The scheme provides training facilities by sponsoring students in appropriate specialized courses like Master in Country and Regional Planning.

Construction Of Departmental Buildings :-

Under this scheme work for construction of Residential and Non-Residential building in all the existing District Headquarters as well as in the newly created districts will be taken up.

Preparation Of Base Maps And Master Plans :-

Under this scheme, the Department is in the process for updating the base map as part of preparation of Master Plan for Shillong,Tura, Jowai, etc. Part of the works will also involve conducting of surveys for collection of special spatial data and other related features required for the base map preparation.

Infrastructure For City Transport At Shillong :-

In order to ease traffic congestion in the capital city of Shillong, this scheme will provide necessary infrastructure facilities in and around the city. So far project of Re-development and Junction Improvement at Fire Brigade, Laitumkhrah has been taken. A proposal for improvement at Polo Junction is in the pipeline.

State Urban Infrastructure Development Initiative Programme (S.U.I.D.I.P.) :-

This scheme will provide infrastructure facilities which are useful for the public in general, like construction of public toilet, parking space, livelihood centre, multi-purpose utility centre, public shed for embankments and dis-embankments junctions, etc. in all the district Headquarters of the State. Ongoing work includes Community Hall at Mawkhar under SCA during 2015-16. The guidelines of the programme will be updated shortly.

New Shillong Township :-

This scheme is aimed at taking up infrastructure development works at New Shillong Township. To accommodate the future population of Shillong, proposal for setting up of a new township designed for 2,00,000 population was conceived by the department. An area of 2030 hectares has been identified to the East of the Shillong city. It is proposed to develop the township as a joint venture involving both Government and Private initiative. Government intervention is restricted to acquiring and developing 500 hectares of land while in the remaining areas only the bulk infrastructure will be laid by the Government. As of date,370.26 hectares of land has already been acquired. Detailed Project Report (D.P.R.) of the different sectors like road, power, water supply, sewerage and drainage etc. has been prepared and ready for implementation.

Since bulk funding is required, the sectoral projects has been proposed to be mobilize from various sources such as external aided funding, special central assistance, etc but however has not found favor. So far, only the Road Network Project Phase-1 has been approved and sanction by Government of India under Special Plan Assistance, state share of which has been mobilized from this scheme. Currently, Road proposals for different stretches are being taken up and is being implemented by the New Shillong Township Development Agency (N.S.T.D.A.).

Environmental Improvement Of Urban Slum (E.I.U.S.) :-

The Environmental Improvement of Urban slums scheme which is a part of the 20 Point Programme is being implemented in the Slum areas of Shillong, Tura, Jowai, Baghmara, Williamnagar and Nongstoin. The scheme has played a significant and satisfying role in the improvement of slum areas in the above towns. Basic amenities like drains, footpaths, sanitation facilities, drinking water, water supply etc. have been provided under the scheme. The Scheme is being implemented by the Office of the Executive Engineer, Urban Affairs in the respective towns.

North Eastern Region Capital Cities Development Investment Projects (N.E.R.C.C.D.I.P.) :-

The Government of Meghalaya through the State Investment Programme Management and Implementation Unit (S.I.P.M.I.U.) constituted under the Urban Affairs Department is implementing the North Eastern Region Capital Cities Development Investment Programme (N.E.R.C.C.D.I.P. for Shillong. This programme has been taken up in five capital cities of North-East viz. Shillong, Awizal, Kohima, Gangtok and Agartala. This project is being funded by the Asian Development Bank and Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India on a 70: 30 basis and flow of fund to the State Government will be as 90% grant and 10% loan. The programme will basically target (1) Infrastructure Development in Shillong City covering Solid Waste Management and Sewerage System and (2) Capacity Building and Institutional Reforms in Shillong City aimed towards better and sustainable urban services delivery and accountability.

The programme will be implemented in three tranches, the 1st Tranche (2009-2017) will cover:

  • Consulting Services for (i) Design, supervision and management of Infrastructure Projects and (ii) Capacity Building and Institutional Reforms; and
  • Development of an emergency short term Sanitary Landfill at Marten, Shillong

In the 2nd Tranche (2011-2017), a Solid Waste Management Project including Development of a Long term Sanitary Landfill for Shillong will be implemented and in the 3rd Tranche (2012-2017), a Sewerage System is proposed to be laid in areas within Shillong, depending on the fund allocation under this programme.

Current works includes a project for extension of Solid Waste Management practices in township outside Shillong Municipal Jurisdiction and extension of the landfill work at Marten. Steps are also being initiated for setting up of permanent landfill site at New Shillong Township.

10% Lumpsum Provision For North Eastern Region Including Sikkim :-

As per decision of the Government of India, 10% of the total budget provision for Ministries/Department will be spent on projects/schemes of development for North Eastern Region including Sikkim. This scheme has been operational in the Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation as well as in the Ministry of Urban Development from the year 2001-2002. The broad objective of this scheme is to ensure speedy development by increasing the flow of budgetary financing for new projects/schemes in the region. Both social and physical infrastructure sector projects as well as projects benefitting the urban poor and low income group will be considered for providing support under the Central Pool.

Under the scheme, the major projects in progress are; Re-development of Parking Lot at Akhonggre; Improvement of Road within Mairang Town, Sohra Town and Nongpoh Town, Construction of Inter-State Bus Terminus at Tura; Shopping Infrastructure for Migrating Rural Vendors-cum-Parking Infrastructure at Nazing Bazar; Construction of Missing R.C.C. Bridge to connect Gangdrak Dare at Tura Construction of Road from Shamshan Ghat to Reservegittim at Tura. A new project viz. Construction of Parking Cum Commercial Facility Centre neat Inter District Bus Terminus at Akhonggre has been sactioned during current financial year.Many new projects have also been submitted to Ministry of Urban Development and Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty alleviation and the same are under consideration

For details on the Guidelines and other related matters open the following links Revised Guidelines For Administration Of Non-Lapsable Central Pool Of Resources (NLCPR) Scheme (2016)

National Urban Livelihood Mission (N.U.L.M.):-

The National Urban Livelihood Mission was launched by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation, Government of India during September 2013. This new scheme has subsumed the earlier unified urban poverty alleviation programme under the nomenclature S.J.S.R.Y. which was being implemented in Shillong ,Tura, Jowai, Williamnagar, Baghmara and Resubelpara. This scheme is projected towards the upliftment of the quality of life of urban poor through encouragement of self-employment and provision of skill training for employment promotion amongst urban poor. There are seven components under N.U.L.M. viz.(1.) Social Mobilisation and Institution Development (S.M. and I.D.), (2.) Capacity Training and Building (C.B. and T.) ,(3.) Employment Through Skill Training and Placement (E.S.T. and P.),( 4.) Self-Employment Programme (S.E.P.), 5.) Support to Urban Street Vendor (S.U.S.V.),(6.) Scheme of Shelter for Urban Homeless (S.U.H.) and (7.) Innovative and Special Projects (I.S.P.).

For details on the Guidelines and other related matters open the following links National Urban Livelihoods Mission

Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (J.N.N.U.R.M.):-

Ministry of Urban Development and Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation, Government of India had launched a major programme called Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (J.N.N.U.R.M.) during December 2005. Out of 63 identified cities, Shillong has been selected under J.N.N.U.R.M. while other towns have been qualify under the omnibus programme called Urban Infrastructure Development Scheme for Small and Medium Towns (U.I.D.S.S.M.T.) and Integrated Housing for Slum Development Programme (I.H.S.D.P.). Under the Mission additional central assistance of 90% is provided for North Eastern States and 10% is to be borne by the State Government. A City Development Plan for the Mission City of Shillong and Vision documents for other towns was submitted and approved by Government of India. Under J.N.N.U.R.M., the Ministry of Urban Development have approved and sanctioned 3 projects under UI and G and 3 projects under BSUP for Shillong City. Besides, 2 projects under U.I.D.S.S.M.T. and 3 projects under I.H.S.D.P. have also been sanctioned by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation. The total project cost of all the projects as approved by Government of India is Rs. 34190.54 lakhs and implementation of these projects are at various levels of progress. The State Government has designated Meghalaya Urban Development Authority as the State Level Nodal Agency under J.N.N.U.R.M. and the U.I.D.S.S.M.T. and the Meghalaya Urban Development Agency as the State Level Nodal Agency for I.H.S.D.P.

List of the approved projects are as follows: -

  1. Urban Infrastructure and Governance (U.I. and G.):
    • Storm Water Drainage Master Plan for Shillong Phase-I
    • Augmentation of Water Supply in Shillong (G.S.W.S.S.-Phase-III )
    • Purchase of 120 Buses for Shillong City and additional 240 buses.
  2. Basic Services for Urban Poor (B.S.U.P.):
    • Construction of 600 Housing Units for Urban Poor at Nongmynsong-Phase-I and Phase-II
    • Slum Improvement Programme for 5 Slums in Shillong
    • Integrated Housing and Slum Development Programme (I.H.S.D.P.):
    • Construction of 456 Dwelling Units for Urban Poor at Tura
    • Construction of 216 Dwelling Units at Williamnagar
    • Construction of 240 Dwelling Units for Urban Poor at Nongpoh
  3. Urban Infrastructure Development Scheme for Small and Medium Towns (UIDSSMT):
    • Solid Waste Management at Tura
    • Solid Waste Management at Nongpoh

However, the programme has been discontinued in March 2015 and the projects which have not been completed and has 50% progress is funded under the newly launched programme of AMRUT. Current works include the project on 240 additional buses and Water Supply in Shillong.

For details on the Guidelines and other related matters open the following links

http://mhupa.gov.in/writereaddata/Guidelines-JNNURM-English.pdf and http://urban.bih.nic.in/Docs/UIG-Guidelines.pdf

Swachh Bharat Mission :-

This is a newly launched programme of Ministry of Urban Development which was launched on 2nd October 2014 with a target date to achieve all objectives by the 2nd October, 2019. The Mission was also formally launched in the State of Meghalaya on the 2nd October, 2014. 10 statutory towns in the State have been included under the programme which include as follows- Shillong Municpal Board(S.M.B.), Shillong Cantonment Board(C.B.), Shillong Urban Agglomeration Area (only Census Towns excluding S.M.B. area),Tura, Jowai, Baghmara, Williamnagar, Resubelpara, Mairang, Nongstoin ,Nongpoh. The Mission is being implemented by the Municipal Boards in Municipal Towns and the respective Deputy Commissioner in Non-Municipal Towns.

Beneficiaries under the Individual Household Latrine component have been identified and construction of toilets has already begun in some of the towns. I.E.C. activities have also been carried out throughout the State and in the case of Shillong, this has resulted in an improvement in the segregation of waste, its collection and disposal through the indigenous compost plant that was started under the Mission. An empanelled firm will be chosen to prepare DPRs for all the towns to bring about scientific solid waste management with a focus on utilising indigenous technologies. These efforts are being taken up to achieve a clean and open defecation free India within the Mission period.

For details on the Guidelines and other related matters open the following links http://swachhbharaturban.gov.in/writereaddata/SBM_GUIDELINE.pdf

Atal Mission For Rejuvenation And Urban Transformation (AMRUT) :-

The scheme was launched in June 2015 This is new Mission launched by the Ministry of Urban Development in lieu of the erstwhile JNNURM with the purpose to (i) ensure that every household has access to a tap with assured supply of water and a sewerage connection; (ii) increase the amenity value of cities by developing greenery and well maintained open spaces (e.g. parks); and (iii) reduce pollution by switching to public transport or constructing facilities for non-motorized transport (e.g. walking and cycling). For Meghalaya, Shillong is the only city included under AMRUT. Mission components include Water Supply, Sewerage, Septage, Storm Water Drainage, Urban Transport, Green pace and Parks, Reforms Management and Capacity Building, Administrative and Office Expenses.

As part of the preliminary activities required under the Mission, one of the major task is preparation of the Service Level Improvement Plan (S.L.I.P.) and State Annual Action Plan (SAAP )for the State of Meghalaya. Accordingly the Plans have been prepared with thrust on water supply, sewerage and septage, drainage, urban transport and green spaces and parks. A total project funds of Rs. 117.57 crores plus Administrative and Office Expenses (A and OE) has been projected and submitted to the Ministry. Ministry has so far approved the State Annual Action Plan (S.A.A.P.) of Meghalaya 2015-16 and 2016-17. The State Government has designated Meghalaya Urban Development Authority as the State Level Nodal Agency

Current works include implementation of sewerage and Septage projects, green spaces and parks as well as appointment of Project Development and Management Consultant(P.D.M.C.).

For details on the Guidelines and other related matters OPEN the following links http://amrut.gov.in/writereaddata/AMRUT%20Guidelines%20.pdf

Smart Cities Mission :-

Smart Cities Mission was launched by the Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India in June 2015 with the basic objective to promote cities that provide core infrastructure and give a decent quality of life to its citizens, a clean and sustainable environment and application of the 'Smart Solution'. The Mission envisages a two stage competition for selection of the Smart City; Stage – 1 which would include short listing of cities by State and Stage – 2 which would be the challenge round for selection to be conducted by the Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India. For Stage I competition, the State of Meghalaya had recommended Shillong and Tura Cities. However, only Shillong has been shortlisted for competing in Stage – 2 (Round I). Accordingly, State Government prepared the Smart City proposal and submitted to Ministry of Urban Development. Ministry in turn has announced the result of the 2 stage (Round I) of the Smart City Challenge where Shillong has been listed in the second list of 23 cities whose proposal require upgradation on a fast track mode However after the declaration of the Results for the First Track Cities (Round 2) of the Smart Cities Challenge, Shillong again could not find itself among the successful cities and is now require to compete/participate in Round III of the competition whereby Revised Proposals have to be submitted by 17th March 2017. Upgradation of Proposal is now under process.

For details on the Guidelines and other related matters open the following links smartcities.gov.in/writereaddata/smartcityguidelines.pdf

Housing For All (Urban) Mission :-

The scheme was launched on 25th June 2015 with an objective to provide rehabilitation of slum dwellers with participation of private developers using land as a source, to promote affordable housing for weaker section through credit linked subsidy, to provide affordable housing in partnership with public and private sectors and to provide subsidy for beneficiary-led individual house construction. 10 statutory towns in the State have been included under the programme which include as follows- Shillong Municpal Board(S.M.B.), Shillong Cantonment Board(C.B.), Shillong Urban Agglomeration Area (only Census Towns excluding S.M.B. area),Tura, Jowai, Baghmara, Williamnagar, Resubelpara, Mairang, Nongstoin ,Nongpoh. Currently Demand Survey is being carried out in all the topwns to assess the housing demand and requirement.

For details on the Guidelines and other related matters open the following links mhupa.gov.in/writereaddata/01_PMAY_Guidelines_English.pdf