NEW DELHI: Ministry of Urban Development has approved in one go investment in six states for improving basic urban infrastructure over the next three financial years, 2017-20, under Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT).
Officials said that a total investment of Rs 2,863 crore has been cleared in 42 mission cities in these six states with a central assistance of Rs.1,432 crore for providing water taps to all urban households besides increasing water supply to the normative 135 litres per head per day, improving sewerage and drainage networks, promoting non-motorised transport and development of parks and green spaces.
Karnatata has got the major chunk of Rs 2,070 crore with a central assistance of Rs.955 crore, Jharkhand-Rs 555 crore in 7 cities with central assistance of Rs 262 crore, Himachal Pradesh-Rs 115 crore with central assistance of Rs 103 crore, Arunachal Pradesh-Rs 53 crore with central assistance of Rs 47 crore, Nagaland-Rs 45 crore with central assistance of Rs 41 crore and Puducherry- Rs.24 crore with central government funding the whole project expenditure.
With these approvals, Atal Mission investments in the 42 mission cities of these six States stand approved with the Ministry of Urban Development having earlier approved investments for 2015-16 and 2016-17.
While Karnataka has 27 mission cities in which the approved investments would be spent, Jharkhand has 7 mission cities and Himachal Pradesh has two cities.
Officials said that total AMRUT investments approved for the five year mission period ending with 2019-20 are for Karnataka- Rs 4,971 crore, Jharkhand-Rs 1,246 crore, Himachal Pradesh- Rs 375 crore, Arunachal Pradesh-Rs 141 crore, Nagaland-Rs 120 crore and Puducherry-Rs 65 crore.
To enable early planning, project formulation and completion of AMRUT projects within the mission period, ministry of urban development has introduced approving state action plans for the next three financial years in one go.