Machilipatnam town sanctioned for development under AMRUT scheme

Posted on:11 Jun 2016 17:29:08

Machilipatnam town sanctioned for development under AMRUT scheme
11 June 2016 Current Affairs GK: The Union Urban Development Ministry sanctioned Rs. 37.5 crore for development of Machilipatnam town under the Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) scheme.

That funds under the scheme should be used for development of amusement parks and beautification of the town, apart from development of cemeteries.

At least Rs. 18 crore will be spared for completion of the pending drainage project that will help maintain better sanitary conditions in the historical town. Two pump houses will be constructed to treat storm water and avoid water logging and inundation of low-lying areas.

Work on beautification of dividers on the main road between Laxmi theatre and Koneru centre has commenced. The central lighting system will soon be provided on the road.

Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) : The scheme was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in June 2015 with the focus of the urban renewal projects is to establish infrastructure that could ensure adequate robust sewerage networks and water supply for urban transformation. Rajasthan was the first state in the country to submit State Annual Action Plan under Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT). The scheme Housing for All by 2022 and Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) were launched on the same day. The scheme is dependent with public private partnership model(PPP) model. If required, various other schemes like Swachh Bharat Mission, Housing for All 2022, along with the local state schemes like that related to water supply and sewerage and other infrastructure related schemes can be linked to AMRUT.

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