What: Proposed 15375 crore rupees AMRUT Plan
When: 12 October 2015
Why: To ensure basic infrastructure in 31 cities
The Gujarat Government on 12 October 2015 proposed a 15375 crore rupees comprehensive action plan to ensure basic infrastructure in 31 cities under Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) in the next five years.
Out of this proposed amount, 42 percent will be spent on providing water supply connections to all urban households in 31 AMRUT cities, 30 percent will be spent on providing sewerage connections to all households and 12 percent will be spent on ensuring drainage services and the rest on urban transport and provision of green spaces and parks.
Keeping in mind the low availability of sewerage network services in the Mission states, the state government also intends to set up 19 STPs(Sewerage Treatment Plants) at a total cost of 4721.57 crore rupees to create a total treatment capacity of 869 million litres per day.
Regarding financing during the five year Atal Mission period, the Gujarat Government has sought central assistance of 2478 crore rupees with the State contributing 1941 crore rupees and urban local bodies chipping in with 700 crore rupees as their share. Under convergence, investment of 10282 crore rupees is to be met from ongoing schemes of the state government.
This AMRUT action plan is now sent to the Union Ministry of Urban Development for its approval.