By Accommodation Times News Services
Ministry of Urban Development today approved an investment of Rs.495.11 cr in water supply, sewerage networks and septage management, storm water drains, urban transport and provision of green spaces in 13 cities in 6 states under Atal Mission for Rejuvenation & Urban Transformation (AMRUT) Action Plans for 2015-16. An inter-ministerial Apex Committee chaired by Shri Madhusudhan Prasad, Secretary(Urban Development) has cleared the investment plans for cities including Guwahaty, Jammu, Srinagar, Panjim, Shillong, Agartala and Puducherry.
Out of the total project cost of Rs.495.11 cr, Central Government will provide an assistance of Rs.425 cr.
Investments approved state-wise are : Assam-Rs.186.27 cr, Jammu & Kashmir-Rs.171 cr, Goa-Rs.59.44 cr, Tripura-Rs.36.62 cr, Meghalaya-Rs.22.81 cr and Puducherry –Rs.18.97 cr.
Central Government will bear 90% of the project costs in respect of North-Eastern States and J&K, 100% for Puducherry and 50% of the cost in case of Goa.
Accordingly, for the year 2015-16, Assam will get central assistance of Rs.169.34 cr, Tripura-Rs.32.96 cr, Meghalaya, Rs.20.53 cr, J&K-Rs.153.90 cr, Goa-Rs.29.72 cr and Puducherry-Rs.18.97 cr.
Atal Mission seeks to ensure coverage of all urban households in 500 mission cities with water supply and sewer connections, augmenting water supply, sewerage network services and storm water drains besides promoting green spaces.
Of the total investments approved, Rs.201.86 cr will be spent to augment water supply, Rs.116.10 cr on expanding sewerage networks and septate management, Rs.85 cr to augment urban transport with focus on non-motorised transport, Rs.77.37 cr on storm water drain projects and Rs.14.69 cr on providing green spaces.
With these approvals, the Ministry of Urban Development has so far approved Atal Mission Action Plans for 2015-16 for 483 mission cities in 26 states and Union Territories with a total investment of Rs.20,491 cr in augmenting water supply including provision of water taps, expanding sewerage network services including provision of sewer connections to individual households, storm water drains, urban transport and green spaces.