NEW DELHI: Rajasthan has proposed projects worth Rs 1087 crore for sewerage and water connections in the state under Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) mission.
Centre had launched the Rs 50,000 crore AMRUT mission in June for developing 500 cities across the country.
Rajasthan has submitted its annual action plan targeting water supply and sewerage connections for all urban households in the state, a senior Urban Development Ministry official said.
Under the plan, the projects are proposed to be taken up in 13 of the 28 AMRUT cities in Rajasthan which include Alwar, Beawar and Nagaur in which both water supply and sewerage projects will be taken up. Water supply projects will be taken up in seven other cities of Baran, Bhiwar, Bhilwara, Chittorgarh, Dhaulpur, Ganganagar city and Sujangarh.
In Bhiwadi, Sikar and Udaipur, only sewerage and septage management projects will be taken up.
Formulation of urban development plans, including identification of projects, their appraisal and approval has been delegated to the states and Rajasthan is the first state to propose projects under the AMRUT to be approved by the UD Ministry in the current financial year, the official said.
The cities have been identified by the state government, in line with the principles of prioritization suggested in the mission guidelines, after analyzing the gaps in coverage with respect to household water supply connections and sewerage network services.
Regarding water supply connections in 28 AMRUT cities, the coverage ranged from 28 per cent in Nagaur to 98 per cent in Bhiwadi. In terms of quantity of water being supplied, it ranged from 38 litre per capita per day (LPCD) in Gangapur city to 150 LPCD in Kota.
Water supply is below 50 LPCD in case of Gangapur city and Hindaun city while it is in the range of 51-75 LPCD in seven cities, 76-100 LPCD in five cities and more than 100 LPCD in 12 cities.
The national norm for water supply in urban areas is 135 LPCD.