Govt approves over Rs 5,530 crore for infrastructure boost in 111 cities under AMRUT scheme
Urban Development Ministry will also convene annual meetings of all states and UTs to review the progress of implementation of various schemes.
The Centre has approved an investment of over Rs 5,530 crore for providing basic infrastructure in over 110 cities across six states under AMRUT scheme for the current fiscal. The cental assistance to these states-- Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Rajasthan, Odisha, Jharkhand and Meghalaya-- will be to the tune of Rs 2,453 crore.
The funds will used for providing household water taps, improving water supply, sewerage networks/septage management, storm water drains, urban transport and provision of open and green spaces in these cities.
"The Apex Committee, chaired by Urban Development Secretary Rajiv Gauba, approved a total investment of Rs 5,534 crore for 111 Atal Mission cities in the states of Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Rajasthan, Odisha, Jharkhand and Meghalaya," an official release said today.
A total central assistance of Rs 2,453 crore will be given to these states, it added. For 2016-17, approved investment in 34 mission cities of Madhya Pradesh has been Rs 2,074 crore with central assistance of Rs 862.80 crore, while Rs 1,401 crore investment is approved for 31 cities of Gujarat with central assistance of Rs 599.18 crore.
For 29 cities of Rajasthan, investment of Rs 1,120 crore is approved with central assistance of Rs 536 crore; for 9 cities of Odisha Rs 531 crore with central assistance of 265 crore; for 7 cities of Jharkhand-Rs.381 crore with central assistance of Rs 164 crore and for the lone Mission city of Shillong in Meghalaya Rs 26.67 crore with central assistance of Rs 24 crore, the release said.
Urban Development Ministry will also convene annual meetings of all states and UTs to review the progress of implementation of various schemes and the first such conference will be held in the next two months.
The decision was conveyed to these six states which attended the meeting of the Apex Committee convened for approving annual action plans of States under Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT), the release said.
Various stakeholders, including Ministers of Urban Development and Housing of all states/UTs, Mission Directors and Municipal Commissioners of all 500 AMRUT cities will be attending the two-day conference, it added.
The six participating states informed the Committee that action is in progress for obtaining credit ratings for over 100 Mission cities and the process would be completed before the end of this year. These six states also proposed a total investment of Rs 43,569 crore by 2019-20 under AMRUT, the release said.