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National Urban Livelihood Mission (NULM):

To reduce poverty and vulnerability of the urban poor households by enabling them to access gainful self employment and skilled wage employment opportunities,resulting in an appreciable improvement in their livelihoods on a sustainable basis,through building strong grassroots level institutions of the poor.The mission would aim at providing shelters equipped with essential services to the urban homeless in a phased manner.In addition,the mission would also address livelihood concerns of the urban street vendors by facilitating access to suitable spaces,institutional credit,social security and skills to the urban street vendors for accessing emerging market opportunities.

National Urban Health Mission (NUHM):

The National Urban Health Mission (NUHM) as a sub-mission of National Health Mission (NHM) NUHM envisages to meet health care needs of the urban population with the focus on urban poor, by making available to them essential primary health care services and reducing their out of pocket expenses for treatment. This will be achieved by strengthening the existing health care service delivery system, targeting the people living in slums and converging with various schemes relating to wider determinants of health like drinking water, sanitation, school education, etc. implemented by the Ministries of Urban Development, Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation, Human Resource Development and Women & Child Development.

NUHM seeks to improve the health status of the urban population particularly slum dwellers and other vulnerable sections by facilitating their access to quality primary health care.

Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) :

The purpose of Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) is 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). All these outcomes are valued by citizens, particularly women, and indicators and standards have been prescribed by the Ministry of Urban Development (MoUD) in the form of Service Level Benchmarks (SLBs).

Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM) :

SBM is being implemented by the Ministry of Urban Development (M/o UD) and by the Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation (M/o DWS) for urban and rural areas respectively.The objectives of this mission are:

  • Elimination of open defecation
  • Eradication of Manual Scavenging
  • Modern and Scientific Municipal Solid Waste Management
  • To effect behavioral change regarding healthy sanitation practices
  • Generate awareness about sanitation and its linkage with public health.
  • Capacity Augmentation for ULB’s
  • To create an enabling environment for private sector participation in Capex (capital expenditure) and Opex (operation and maintenance)

Housing for All (HFA) :

Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojana (Urban) launched in 2015 is the anchor scheme that makes direct intervention for creation of affordable houses in urban areas. The urban oreintation of the scheme is because of severe lack of houses for urban poor especially among the Economically Weaker Sections. Under PMAY, 2 crore houses for the urban poor will be constructed by 2022—at the rate of 30 lakh houses per year. Objective is to construct affordable Pucca Houses with water facility, toilet facility, 24X7 electricity supply and access.

Housing for Urban Poor (HUP) :



With a view to provide proper shelters, free of cost, to the poor, the Government in Housing Department has laid proper focus on construction of houses for the Economically Weaker Section of people. The main objective of the scheme is to provide proper shelters to the economically weaker section of society as well as to create additional employment opportunities for construction workers, etc. 

Green City Mission :

A green city derives its energy from renewable sources like solar and wind, and distributes that energy through efficient and reliable micro grids. Focused on three key elements – buildings, energy, and transportation – the campaign aims to help cities accelerate their transition to a cleaner, healthier, and more economically viable future through improvements in efficiency, investments in renewable technology, and regulation reform.

Capacities :

The Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) through its Global Programme Climate Change (GPCC) in India, has decided to support city authorities in addressing upcoming challenges due to climate change through the CapaCITIES project. The goal of the CapaCITIES project is “lower greenhouse gas emissions growth path achieved and resilience to climate change increased in select Indian cities”. It aims at strengthening cities’ capacities for planning and implementing measures for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and for coping with the effects of a changing climate, in an informed and integrated manner. Siliguri city has been selected as part of the project by SDC along with Coimbatore, Rajkot, and Udaipur.

The following are planned in the financial year 2017-18:

  • Sectorwise :
    Water supply - Undertake Water Audit System (WAS): Purchase of two acoustic leak searching instruments and train a team of caretakers.

    Solid waste  :
    Technical assistance plan for assessing feasibility of closing the existing dump site.
    Implementation of an integrated SWM system adopting 3R principles (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle) in any pilot wards of SMC to set an exemplary model 

    Transport :
    Comprehensive transportation survey by traffic experts (Indian and Swiss) for verification and adjustment of the proposed measures in this assessment report  - to speed up the traffic movement - to decongest the roads in the centre  - to solve the on street parking problem - to solve the on street vending problem - and to reduce air pollution and emission of GHG in Siliguri.
    Road map for implementation and gradual realization of the EMU
  • Develop climate action plan (adaptation + mitigation) for Siliguri
  • Estimate and prepare greenhouse gas emission inventory for Siliguri

Somabyathi :

It provide a one-time financial assistance of Rs. 2000/- in each such case, for the performance of the rites and rituals and to meet incidental expenses related to cremation/burial, to the next of kin/ nearest family members of the deceased person. Panchayat and Rural Development Department will act as the Nodal Department in Panchayat areas and Municipal Affairs Department will act as the Nodal Department in Urban areas of the State.

Swasthayasathi :

To improve access of identified families to protect them from financially debilitating effect of illness and adverse health conditions and to provide cashless, paperless, quality medical care for treatment of diseases involving hospitalization through an identified network of health care providers.