Posted By:Infra Bazaar
Investment of Rs 3120 Crore for boosting urban infrastructure in 102 cities across five states has been approved by Indian Government today. As per the released statement, The Central Urban Development ministry has approved the investment under Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT).
An inter-ministerial Apex Committee chaired by Urban Development Secretary Madhusudhan Prasad approved state-level Annual Action Plans for 2015-16 for five states.
Investment of Rs 438 cr for Haryana was approved with annual action plan which has 18 AMRUT cities, while 9 AMRUT cities from Chattisgarh with an investment of Rs 573 cr. Besides, 12 cities of Telangana with Rs 416 cr, 9 Cities of Kerala with Rs 588 cr and 54 Atal Mission Cities of West Bengal with Rs 1,105 cr was officially approved as per the statement.
Investment in water supply projects in 58 states will be Rs. 2,386 crore, sewerage projects in 17 cities will be Rs. 495 crore, water storm drains in the 9 cities will be Rs. 106 crore, and urban transport in the 9 cities will be Rs. 61 crore and Rs 72 cr for development of parks and green spaces in all 102 cities.
The Apex Committee approved investments in different basic urban infrastructure areas as proposed by respective state governments. Ministry of Urban Development will provide an assistance of Rs 540 cr. With today’s approval, the ministry has cleared the total investment of Rs 11,654 crore in 272 Atal Mission cities for improving infrastructure and ensuring the water and sewerage connections to all households in few cities, enabling water supply as per the norm of 135 liters per capita per day for urban areas.
Currently 50% of urban households are provided with water connections and supply is about 75 lpcd.Availability of sewerage connections is very low. Atal Mission seeks to bridge this shortage.
As per the Haryana government State Annual Action Plan (SAAP) for 2015-16, water supply in 18 mission cities are below the norms, about 43 liters per capita per day (lpcd) in Jind, 88 lpcd in Sonipet and highest in Gurgaon with 130 lpcd.
Also in other cities like Rohtak, Thaneswar, Ambala Cantonment, Hisar, Sirsa, Palwal, Yamuna Nagar Karnal, Ambala City, Bhiwani, Kaithal, Panipat, Rewari, Jagadhari and Bahadurgarh, present water supply is in range of 102 Ipcd to 127 lpcd.