block1India’s 5-point strategy to improve urban local governance.

At the UN Habitat Governing Council session underway in Nairobi, Kenya, India put forward a five point strategy to improve urban governance at the local level. The 5 point strategy includes decentralisation, devolution of functions, funds and functionaries, administrative and financial reform, augmenting resource collection and enhanced citizen participation.
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block1New pattern for disbursal of performance grants to Urban Local Bodies (ULBs).

As per the recommendations of the 14th Finance Commission, MoUD has formulated a new scheme for disbursal of performance grants to ULBs for the period of 2017-2020
The scheme provides details of scoring criteria and essential conditions to be fulfilled by ULBs to avail these performance grants. To be eligible, ULBs will have to score 60 or above as per the specified criteria.
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block1MoUD frames National Transport Oriented Development Policy

MoUD has formulated a national policy framework for Transit Oriented Development (TOD). The Policy integrates land use and transport planning to develop planned, high density, sustainable urban growth centres. The policy promotes living within influence zone of mass urban transit corridors like the metros, monorail and bus rapid transit (BRT) corridors.
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block1Swachh Survekshan Rankings-2017 announced

Indore has emerged as India’s cleanest city in the Swachh Survekshan Rankings for 434 cities and towns released by the MoUD. The Survey aimed to capture the outcome of the ongoing efforts as part of the Swachh Bharat Mission, to make urban areas Open Defecation Free and to improve door-to-door collection, processing and disposal of Municipal Solid Waste.
One of the components of the ranking includes citizen engagement using the Swachhata app. The app was developed by Janaagraha on behalf of MoUD.
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