AMRUT Scheme: Centre Govt. Cleared Investment for Infra Development

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After presenting current financial year budget 2017-18, the Ministry of Urban Development has approved an investment for six states to improve basic urban infrastructure for the next three financial years, 2017-20, under Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT).

According to the officials, the government has approved a total investment of Rs 2,863 crore for 42 mission cities in six states. Besides, an assistance of Rs.1,432 crore will also be provided by the Central government to improve the 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.

According to the reports, these selected six states has got a chunk of the amount with central assistance.

 State  Investment  Central Assistance
 Karnataka  Rs. 2,070 crore  Rs.955 crore
 Jharkhand  Rs. 555 crore  Rs. 262 crore
 Himachal Pradesh  Rs. 115 crore  Rs. 103 crore
 Arunachal Pradesh  Rs. 53 crore  Rs. 47 crore
 Nagaland  Rs. 45 crore  Rs. 41 crore
 Puducherry  Rs. 24 crore  

Of these selected states, the Karnataka state has got 27 mission cities while Jharkhand has 7 mission cities and Himachal Pradesh has two cities.

According to the officials, the total investments of AMRUT approved for the five years mission during the period of 2019-20.

  • Karnataka- Rs 4,971 crore,
  • Jharkhand-Rs 1,246 crore,
  • Himachal Pradesh- Rs 375 crore,
  • Arunachal Pradesh-Rs 141 crore,
  • Nagaland-Rs 120 crore
  • Puducherry-Rs 65 crore.

In order to implement the recent planning, the project formulation and completion of AMRUT projects with the stipulated time duration. The ministry of Urban Development has also introduced approving state action plans for the next three financial years in one go.

News Source: http://www.newindianexpress.com/nation/2017/feb/03/centre-approves-investment-for-infra-development-under-amrut-scheme-1566570.html

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