Urban Infrastructure

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Present Scenario and Highlights:

  • About 53% of the urban population of the state lives in eight urban cities namely, Bangalore, Hubli- Dharwad, Mysore, Gulbarga, Belgaum, Mangalore, Davangere and Bellary.
  • Bangalore is the fastest growing urban agglomeration, following by Hubli-Dharward, Mangalore and Mysore and is a mega city under the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM).
  • Rapid Urbanisation: From 1951 the total population of Karnataka had increased at a CAGR of 1.9% whereas the Urban Population increased at a CAGR of 2.8%. This called for high intervention from the Government.

Investment Opportunities in the sector:

  • Water Supply: Improvement of infrastructure and service delivery
  • Public Health : Sewerage, Sanitation, Drainage, Waste Management
  • Traffic and Transportation: Upgradation of roads, development of Transportation Systems, Traffic Management Systems and Parking Facilities
  • Housing: Integrated Townships, Low-Cost Housing
  • Poverty Alleviation: Slum Networking Programmes, Swaran Jayanti Shahri Rozgar Yojna (SJSRY), Rajiv Awas Yojana (RAY)
  • Environment: Planning and Upgradation of green areas, Water Bodies, Conservation of Environment, Sewerage Treatment Plants