Kalaignar Nagarpura Membattu Thittam or Urban Infrastructure Development Scheme – Scheme 53

  • It is an ambitious Rs. 1000 crore Urban Infrastructure Development Scheme to fulfil the infrastructural gaps in the urban local bodies, especially municipalities and town panchayats.
  • Each urban local body will embark on detailed surveys in a ward-wise manner.
  • ULB’s will also prepare an urban development plan (UDP) to get to know the availability of basic infrastructure and the gaps that should be fulfilled.
  • 100% household tap connections, sewer links, roads are capital-intensive schemes and mostly the prominent areas of the urban local bodies are covered.
  • Apart from water supply, streetlights and roads, the guidelines issued for the implementation of the Kalaignar Nagarpura Membattu Thittam Scheme also suggested community infrastructure like community halls, markets and modern libraries with computers to assist the students and job aspirants.
  •  Modern bus stands, rejuvenation of water bodies, procurement of vehicles for solid waste management, development of parks, playfields, construction and renovation of public toilets will be encouraged under KNMT.
  • Tamil Nadu Urban Finance and Infrastructure Development Corporation Limited (Tufidco) is the nodal agency for KNMT.

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