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Plans Approved for 89 Cities under AMRUT
Oct 26, 2015

The union urban development ministry has approved plans entailing expenditure of Rs.2786.28 crore for 89 cities in Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat and Rajasthan under the Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT). 

Key Features

  • The first batch of state-level action plans under AMRUT aimed at providing water and sewerage connections to urban households.

  • The approved plans pertain to 143 projects in the 89 AMRUT cities in three states, including 47 schemes related to augmentation of water supply and 31 projects for expanding sewerage network in identified cities and towns.

  • The rest pertain to storm water drains, urban transport and green spaces and parks.

  • The Apex Committee of AMRUT approved State Annual Action Plans (SAAP) for the three states for 2015-16. Gujarat proposed SAAP entailing an investment of Rs.1204.42 Crore followed by Rajasthan Rs.919 Crore and Andhra Pradesh proposing an investment of Rs.662.86 Crore.

  • Sewerage projects have been allocated Rs.1471.07 crore, followed by Rs.1225 crore for water supply related schemes.

  • Gujarat will take up sewerage projects in 25 AMRUT cities at a cost of Rs. 916 Crore and water supply schemes in 11 cities with an investment of Rs. 233.65 Crore.

  • Rajasthan will take up sewerage schemes in 6 cities at a cost of Rs. 555 Crore and water supply projects in 10 cities at a cost of Rs. 344 Crore.

  • Andhra Pradesh will focus on water supply in 26 AMRUT cities at a cost of Rs.646.29 Crore and provision of green spaces and parks in 30 cities at a cost of Rs.16.57 Crore.

  • Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat and Rajasthan will also undertake capacity building of urban local bodies at a cost of Rs. 22.23 Crore.

  • This is for the first time that the Urban Development Ministry approved state level plans unlike the past practice of appraising and approving individual projects.

The Government had launched AMRUT in June this year along with two other schemes aimed at urban transformation. Under AMRUT, Central Government will provide an assistance of 50 per cent of project cost for cities with a population of up to 10 lakhs each and one third of project cost for cities with a population of above 10 lakhs each. Rest of the project cost has to be borne by the states and urban local bodies. As per these norms, central assistance for the approved projects in three states comes to Rs.1356.23 Crore.


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