30 May 2016 Current Affairs: The Union Government has approved an investment of over 5500 crore rupees for basic urban infrastructure in six states under Atal Mission.
The States are Madhya Pradesh,Gujarat, Rajasthan,Odisha, Jharkhand and Meghalaya.
The decision was taken by the Apex committee of Urban Development Ministry under Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation,AMRUT in New Delhi.
The total investment approved so far under Atal Mission has gone up to overRs 26,000 crore involving a central assistance of over 12 thousand crore rupees.
The investment will be made for providing household water taps, improving water supply, sewerage networks, urban transport and provision of open and green spaces in one hundred eleven Atal Mission cities of these states.
The Apex Committee also approved the release of central assistance of 520 crore rupees for the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission(JNNURM) scheme.
The Head Committee, chaired by Urban Development Secretary Rajiv Gauba, approved a total investment of Rs 5,534 crore for 111 Atal Mission cities.
|No of Cities|
Rs 2,074 crore
|Rs 862.80 crore|
|Rs 1,401 crore|
|Rs 599.18 crore|
|Rs 1,120 crore|
|Rs 536 crore|
|Rs 531 crore|
|Rs 164 crore|
|Rs 26.67 crore|
|Rs 24 crore|