Atal Mission For Rejuvenation And Urban Transformation

Introduction: The Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) is a scheme by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs.

Objectives:

  • Provide access to water supply and sewerage connections for every household.
  • Develop green spaces and well-maintained open areas like parks to increase the amenity value of cities.
  • Encourage the use of public transport or facilities for non-motorized transport to reduce pollution.

Thrust Areas:

  • Water supply
  • Sewerage and septage management
  • Stormwater drainage
  • Non-motorized urban transport
  • Green space/parks

Coverage:

  • 500 cities have been selected under AMRUT, including all cities and towns with a population of over one lakh with notified municipalities.
  • Also includes all capital cities/towns of States/UTs, heritage cities, cities with population above 75,000 and less than 1 lakh on the stem of the main rivers, and 10 cities from hill states, islands, and tourist destinations.

Benefits:

  • Capacity building, reform implementation, and development of green spaces and parks.
  • Components include water supply, sewerage, septage management, stormwater drainage, and urban transport.
  • Indicative inadmissible components include land purchase for projects, staff salaries, power, telecom, health, education, and wage employment programs.

Eligibility:

  • There is no eligibility requirement for the AMRUT scheme.
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