Tenders for Rs 2,500 crore worth projects open under the AMRUT Yojana: Shri Hardeep Singh Puri

From left to right Harish Krishnan, President and Founding Member, PAFI and MD, Public Affairs and Strategic Engagements, Cisco India and SAARC  Anil Menon, Global President, Smart +Connected CommunitieBy Accommodation Times Bureau

New Delhi, September 15, 2017: Holding the baton of the Swachh Bharat Mission high, Minister of State (Independent Charge), Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs, Government of India, Shri Hardeep Singh Puri, made a major announcement sharing that the Ministry has approved a Rs 300 Crore plan for visible improvement of solid waste management in Delhi. The fund will be utilised for procuring machines for collection, transport and storage of solid waste, procurement of decentralised treatment plans and special machines for upkeep of drains and sewers.

 

Delivering his first major address, while inaugurating the PAFI’s (Public Affairs Forum of India) 4th National- The 2017 India Public Affairs Forum, Shri Puri highlighted that under the AMRUT Yojana:

  • elaborate action plans for 500 mission cities have been approved 3 years ahead of time.
  • projects over Rs 20,000 crore are under implementation and tenders worth Rs 2,500 crore projects have been floated
  • Rs 1.39 crore urban households will be provided with water connections; sewerage networks will be improved from the present 30% to 60% besides, developing 1900 open spaces and green parks.

 

Shri. Puri added that a plan of action has been drawn up to enable 500 AMRUT cities acquire credit ratings to enable them to mobilise resources for infrastructure projects. To meet the targets under new urban mission, the ministry has undertaken an assessment of fund requirements till 2022 and the likely availability of funds and has set-up a Special Purpose Vehicle to tap the market.





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