As per Ministry of Urban Development statement, 81 cities in five states (Tamil Nadu, Madhya Pradesh, Jharkhand, Odisha and Mizoram) will invest Rs. 5,748 crore to enhance basic infrastructure including water supply and sewerage connections under AMRUT action plans for the year 2015-16.
(Minister of Urban Development – Venkaiah Naidu)
- Central assistance will be provided to an extent of Rs. 2,440 crore while the rest would be contributed by five state governments and urban local bodies.
Distribution of outlay
- 4,290 crore of the total approved outlay would infuse in providing household water supply connections and enhancing water supply in 53 cities.
- 1,133 crore would be spent on providing sewerage connections in 41 cities.
- 92 crore would be invested in storm water drainage projects in 14 cities.
- 80 crore for promoting non-motorised public transport in 22 cities.
- 113 crore providing parks and green spaces in 76 mission cities.
Investment by states
An inter-ministerial apex committee headed by Urban Development Secretary Madhusudan Prasad has approved state annual action plans (SAAP) of these five states which account for 81 mission cities. Investment under SAAP by states:
- Tamil Nadu with 27 AMRUT cities would invest 3,249 crore.
- MP with 32 cities would invest 1,656 crore.
- Odisha with 9 cities would invest 456 crore.
- Jharkhand with 7 cities would invest 313 crore.
- Mizoram will invest 73 crore in Aizawl.
PM Modi had launched Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) in July, 2015 to ensure coverage of all urban households with water supply and sewerage connections.
- Rajasthan was the first state in the country to submit State Annual Action Plan under AMRUT.