Review Of Progress In Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation
Prime Minister on Wednesday reviewed the progress in the implementation of the Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) projects in which projects worth Rs 65,075 crore are at different stages in 500 cities across the country.
AMRUT is one of the Government’s flagship programmes launched with the aim of providing basic civic amenities like water supply, sewerage, urban transport, parks as to improve the quality of life for all especially the poor and the disadvantaged. Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation is a centrally sponsored scheme with 80 percent budgetary support from the Centre. The formula for allocation of AMRUT cities among States was based on total population and number of statutory urban towns (50:50).
According to Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, under AMRUT, out of State Annual Action Plan (SAAP) size of Rs 77,640 crores, projects worth Rs 65,075 crores (84 percent) are under various stages of implementation including projects tendered and where detailed project reports have been approved.
More than 22 crores urban population will benefit from Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation. Total of Rs 11,945 crores has been released so far. Close to 400 projects worth Rs 325 crores have already been completed and for 2,188 projects worth Rs 40,074 crores, contracts have been awarded and are at various stages of implementation, the Ministry said.
Further, 895 projects costing Rs 13,586 crores are under tendering and for 729 projects costing Rs 10,824 crores DPRs have been approved. Further, 8.58 lakh water tap connections have been provided so far under the Mission and by the convergence of other schemes.
Officials said that the deadline of the AMRUT mission is June 2020. It is hopeful that nearly 1.4 crore water taps will be provided across the country. As many as 37 lakh street lights have been replaced with energy-efficient LED lights. Around 322 green spaces and parks projects have been completed under the Mission.
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A Single window clearance system has been implemented in Delhi and Mumbai for construction permits, where only 8 procedures and less than 60 days are required for all approvals. Online Building Permission Systems (OBPS) is operational in 370 Mission cities and is under various stages of implementation in remaining cities, it said. According to officials, 25 PRAGATI meetings so far have seen a cumulative review of 227 projects with a total investment of over Rs 10 lakh crore.
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