Ministry of Urban Development has approved investment of Rs. 2,863 crore for improving the urban infrastructure in six states under the Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT).
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.
Details of investments to be made over the next three fiscals are : Karnatata –Rs.2,070 crore with a central assistance of Rs.955 cr, Jharkhand-Rs.555 cr in 7 cities with central assistance of Rs.262 cr, Himachal Pradesh-Rs.115 cr with central assistance of Rs.103 cr, Arunachal Pradesh-Rs.53 cr with central assistance of Rs.47 cr, Nagaland-Rs.45 cr with central assistance of Rs.41 cr and Puducherry- Rs.24 cr with central government funding the whole project expenditure.
While Karnataka has 27 mission cities in which the approved investments would be spent, Jharkhand has 7 mission cities viz., Ranchi, Adityapur, Chas, Deogarh, Dhanbad, Giridih and Hazaribagh; Himachal Pradesh-Shimla and Kullu, Arunachal Pradesh-Itanagar, Nagaland-Kohima and Dimapur and in Puducherry-Karaikal, Ozhukarai and Puducherry.
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.
Accordingly, total AMRUT investments approved for the five year mission period ending with 2019-20 are: 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.