Kerala, India, 28 June 2006: The state capital will get 80 per cent Union Government grant and 10 per cent state grant under the Jawaharlal Nehru Urban Renewal Mission (JNURM) for city development. This is for the first time that the state capital is getting the grant.
Kochi will get 50 per cent grant while Thiruvananthapuram, being the state capital, will get 90 per cent grant. For the receipt of the JNURM grant, the corporation should follow certain mandatory reform practices. The mandatory reforms include the introduction of a double entry accounting system, computerised e-governance through GIS and MIS application in transaction services. For instance, the building plan approval has to be computerised.