Under the newly launched Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) Research. Rajasthan became the first state in the country to submit its annual action plan. State has proposed projects worth Rs 1,087 Cr for Sewerage and water. Centre has launched Rs.50,000Cr AMRUT mission in June for developing 500 cities across the country.
A senior Urban development ministry official said. The annual action plan targets the water supply and sewerage connections for all households in the state.
Under the state’s annual action 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 while water supply projects will be taken up in seven other cities of Baran, Bhiwar, Bhilwara, Chittorgarh, Dhaulpur, Ganganagar City and Sujangarh. In 3 cities of Bhiwadi, Sikar and Udaipur, only sewerage and septage management projects will be taken up.
Coverage of sewerage network services in other cities is in the range of 10-25% in six cities, 26-50% in 3 cities, 51-75% in 5 and more than 75% in 4 cities.
Rs. 555 cr has been proposed for 6 sewerage and septage management projects and Rs.344 cr for 10 water supply projects.
Regarding implementation of mandatory reforms, the state government has informed that creation of website for each city, transfer of all 18 functions to urban local bodies, revision of building bye-laws, single window clearance for building permissions, 90% coverage of tax revenue, energy and water audit and migration to double entry accounting system will be implemented in the next 6 to 12 months.
After broad scrutiny of the state annual action plans, the union urban development ministry will release the first installment of 20% of project costs to the states.