MoHUA

Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs

IIHS has been empanelled as a capacity building partner by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation across all Urban Missions. The missions include the Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT), Swachh Bharat Mission (Urban), Smart Cities Mission, and Heritage City Development and Augmentation Yojana (HRIDAY).

 

IIHS has also been empanelled as a National Resource Centre (NRC) by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation.

 

Note: The erstwhile Ministries of Urban Development (MoUD) and Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation (MoHUPA) were merged to form the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) with effect from 6 July 2017.

AMRUT Individual Capacity Building Programme

Description:

The aim of the AMRUT mission is to provide basic services (e.g. water supply, sewerage, urban transport) to households and build amenities in cities which will improve the quality of life for all, especially the poor and the disadvantaged. The thrust areas of the mission are water supply, sewerage and septage, storm water drainage, non-motorised transport and public transport, and green spaces and parks.

 

 

The AMRUT individual capacity building programme happens in three stages – Orientation, Custom Capsule 1 and Custom Capsule 2.

 

 

The capacity building programme starts with an Orientation course on the Mission. In this course, participants are introduced to the mission, its aims and objectives, its focus sectors and key concepts such as service level benchmarks for each sector. The three-day course focuses on discussing the challenges faced by urban India in the context of the Mission, and understanding the mission guidelines and toolkit. The modules also introduce participants to potential projects and possibilities under the mission, and contextualise urban transformation through established practices from India and across the world.

 

 

Facilitators of the programme discuss the current status of each sector in relevant states under the mission, and analyse state-specific policies, where available. Participants are familiarised with existing challenges of urban India especially with respect to the provision of basic services, infrastructure and civic amenities.

 

 

The orientation course was developed based on the outline shared by the National Institute of Urban Affairs (NIUA).

 

 

The Training Needs Assessment, carried out at the end of the Orientation course, forms the basis for the design of the Custom Capsule courses. Custom Capsule 1 is typically a sector-specific deep-dive and includes site visits to projects that serve as examples to attain the service level benchmarks proposed under the mission. Custom Capsule 2 of the capacity building programme includes an overview of processes such as the preparation of a detailed project report, procurement, contracting, and project monitoring.

 

 

The pedagogical methods adopted in this programme include thematic lectures, a mix of international and domestic case studies, guest presentations/lectures, audio-visual material, site visits, participant discussion sessions, group exercises, role-playing and peer-evaluation.

 

 

List of the capacity building programmes undertaken:

 

2017-18 2016-17 2015-16

State Stream Courses Participants
Gujarat Engineering and Public Health 2 29
Jammu and Kashmir Engineering and Public Health 3 75
Jharkhand Engineering and Public Health 5 95
Town Planning 6 147
Karnataka Engineering and Public Health 3 106
Town Planning 3 151
Kerala Engineering and Public Health 3 67
Town Planning 7 124
Rajasthan Engineering and Public Health 8 190
Tamil Nadu Town Planning 3 73

State Stream Courses Participants
Jharkhand Engineering and Public Health 3 101
Town Planning 4 117
Elected Representatives 1 12
Kerala Engineering and Public Health 6 219
Town Planning 11 376
Odisha Engineering and Public Health 2 36
Rajasthan Engineering and Public Health 20 498
Tamil Nadu Town Planning 6 141

State Stream Courses Participants
Odisha Engineering and Public Health 1 38


Smart Cities Mission

The MoHUA has empanelled IIHS as a capacity building partner for the Smart Cities Mission.

Swachh Bharat Mission (Urban)

The MoHUA has empanelled IIHS as a capacity building partner for the Swachh Bharat Mission (Urban).

Heritage City Development and Augmentation Yojana (HRIDAY)

The MoHUA has empanelled IIHS as a capacity building partner for HRIDAY. Calendar for Upcoming Individual Integrated Capacity Building Programme

Rajiv Awas Yojana (RAY)

Description:

The Rajiv Awas Yojana (RAY) was conceived over 2 phases—planning and implementation. The planning phase was completed in 2013 and the RAY was converted to a Centrally Sponsored Scheme for 2013–2022. In 2015, RAY was discontinued and a new scheme—the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY)—was started with the mission of Housing for All.

 

As an NRC, IIHS was among a select set of institutions tasked to deliver capacity development workshops in the areas of Slum-Free City Planning and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) under the flagship programme of the Ministry—the Rajiv Awas Yojana.

 

The workshops on RAY aimed to develop and enhance the planning and implementation capabilities of Urban Local Bodies with reference to the strategies, provision and management of RAY housing projects. It familiarised participants with the salient features of the programme and exposed them to the broad range of actors and interventions from public agencies to developers and communities themselves that can be engaged within its framework. It equipped participants with the tools and knowledge needed to create the framework for the conception, implementation and management of projects. The practitioners were enabled to identify particular challenges in their towns and cities in implementing RAY schemes in order to directly address them. Processes of how to understand and engage with communities and other non-state actors at various stages of implementation were also touched upon.

 

The workshops were conducted for officers of the Karnataka Slum Development Board, Departments of Finance, Housing and Urban Development, Government of Karnataka, Karnataka Urban Infrastructure Development Finance Corporation, Karnataka State Remote Sensing and Applications Center, the Directorate of Municipal Administration, and Urban Local Bodies across Karnataka.

 

List of the capacity building programmes undertaken:

 

State Courses Participants
Karnataka 2 189
Tamil Nadu 1 57

Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY)

Description:

Capacity building under this mission has begun under the Integrated Capacity Building Programme of the AMRUT mission.

 

 

 

National Urban Livelihoods Mission

Description:

Capacity building under this mission has begun under the Integrated Capacity Building Programme of the AMRUT mission.

 

 

 

 

The UPP works with the following states with which IIHS has a Memorandum of Understanding.
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