20th October, 2019

Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM)


The JNNURM scheme is a city-development initiative launched on December 3, 2005 by the Indian Government under the Ministry of Urban Development with the aim to improve quality of life, governance and infrastructure in Indian cities.

The scheme aims to achieve the following in urban areas

  • Integrated development of infrastructure services
  • Long-term infrastructure sustainability by linking physical assets and asset-management
  • Ensuring adequate funds to meet deficiencies in urban infrastructure services
  • Planned development of cities
  • Scaling up delivery of civic amenities and provision of utilities to the urban poor
  • Redevelopment of old cities

The scheme features two sub-missions which are:

  • Sub-Mission for Urban Infrastructure and Governance with focus on infrastructure projects relating to water supply and sanitation, sewerage, waste management, road network, urban transport, etc.
  • Sub-Mission for Basic Services to the Urban Poor with emphasis on slum development projects like providing shelter and other basic services.


Eligible cities for financial assistance under JNNURM are selected according to the following criteria:

  • Category A: Cities with more than 4 million population (7 such selections)
  • Category B: Cities with population between 1 to 5 million (28 such selections)
  • Category C: State capitals and other cities of religious / historic and tourist importance (28 such selections)

Hence, a total of 67 cities are eligible provided they have elected bodies in position. 13 specific reforms are compulsory at the state and municipality level before funds are released to the cities.


  • The scheme ensures expansion and sustainable development of infrastructure in the city.
  • Along with city development, quality of life of urban poor has improved with improved delivery of services at affordable prices, improving of slums and housing facilities.
  • The scheme ensures governance reform and building of capacity of cities for better management.
  • The Urban Renewal Mission is designed to assist cities in improving property tax collection, transparency in local budget making and higher degree of community participation in decision making processes.
  • The schemes promises clean cities and drinking water to all, improved transport facilities and sustainable urban environment.

Documents Required


How to Apply


Relevant Link

You can find the detailed information at:

Contact Information

Ministry of Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation,
201, G-Wing, Nirman Bhawan,
New Delhi – 110011

Name & Contact Details

  • Shri M.Venkaiah Naidu  (Minister, MHUPA)

011-23061928(O) / 011-23061242(O)
011-23063989(R) / 011-23019387(R)
011-23019388 (F)

  • Shri Rao Inderjit Singh (Minister of State, MHUPA)

23061999 / 23063898 / 23061103(F)
23094006,23035550 / 23094015(F)

Contact details of other officers and officials at the Ministry can be accessed at http://mhupa.gov.in/writereaddata/1561.pdf