Staff Correspondent

MANGALORE: The Union Government is likely to include the areas under the jurisdiction of Mangalore City Corporation (MCC) under its Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM), according to MLA N. Yogish Bhat.

If the civic body were to be covered under the JNNURM, the corporation would be entitled to receive funds from the Union Government for infrastructure development in the areas under its jurisdiction.

Mr. Bhat told The Hindu on Wednesday that S. Suresh Kumar, Minister for Urban Local Bodies, and Law and Justice, had confirmed to him that the MCC had been listed under the JNNURM.