Concept: AMRUT

Topic: Urban development

Category: Governance

CNA mentions: 1(June 21)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the AMRUT scheme in June 2015. The scheme’s focus is on urban renewal projects that would establish infrastructure which facilitates sufficient and efficient sewerage networks  and water supply. This is to enable an urban transformation. The first state in India to submit the State Annual Action Plan under this scheme was Rajasthan. The scheme’s launch also saw the launch of the Housing for All by 2022 as part of the Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT). The scheme operates on a PPP model (Public Private Partnership).

Under this scheme, five states were shortlisted for implementation. They are: Chhattisgarh, Haryana, Kerala, Telangana and West Bengal. The initial funds were earmarked for use in enhancing water supply, sewerage network and availability of public spaces. A total of 102 cities were shortlisted from the five selected states. 

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