Union Ministry of Urban Development today approved an investment of Rs 4,404 crore in augmenting water supply, sewerage networks, drainage, urban transport and public and green spaces in urban areas in eight States and Union Territories under Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) for the current financial year. An inter-ministerial Apex Committee chaired by Rajiv Gauba, Secretary (Urban Development) has approved the State Level Annual Action Plans (SAAP) of these States and UTs.
Investments approved were: Karnataka – Rs 1,625 crore, Andhra Pradesh – Rs 877 crore, Bihar –Rs 775 crore, Telangana – Rs 555 crore, Haryana –Rs 525 crore, Nagaland – Rs.40 crore, Dadra, Nagar & Haveli – Rs 3.70 crore and Andaman & Nicobar Islands – Rs 3.18 crore.
Under AMRUT, committed total central assistance of Rs 50,000 crore for the five year mission period is allocated among the States/UTs based on urban population and number of statutory Urban Local Bodies in each State/UT and SAAP are accordingly formulated by States/UTs. Remainder of the project cost is to be born States, UTs and ULBs.
Under AMRUT, Central assistance is provided to the tune of 50% of project cost if the population of mission cities is less than 10 lakhs each and one third of project cost if the population is more than 10 lakhs each, 90% of the project cost for hilly and North-Eastern States and total project cost for UTs. (NSS)