Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT Scheme)
Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Transformation or AMRUT Scheme was introduced by the honorable Prime Minister Narendra Modi in June 2015. The key focus of the scheme is to re-launch urban projects to promote the development of proper infrastructure in Urban India. This scheme aims at overall Urban transformation with an improved framework, sewage disposal, and proper water supply in all areas. AMRUT follows a Public-Private Partnership model. This means that on the demand other related schemes like Swachh Bharat Abhiyan and Housing For All can be linked to AMRUT as they all aim at urban development.
Budget For AMRUT Scheme
Application For AMRUT Scheme
- Improvement in quality and quantity of water supplied for domestic and other uses.
- Improvement of sewer networks for proper disposal of urban waste.
- Better connectivity via road and improving transportation facilities.
- Improving the state of existing infrastructure and developing a better framework.
- Digitized facilities like Wi-Fi and proper internet bandwidth.
- Improvement in the industrial sector.
Target of AMRUT Scheme
- Sanitized water is available for domestic and other purposes in all parts of a city.
- Increasing the green space around the city by planting more trees and encouraging an environment-friendly framework.
- Improving the public transport in a city and ensuring proper safety.
- Controlling industrial pollution.
- Implementing Wi-Fi and other digitized facilities to promote the “Smart City” plan.
The success of AMRUT Scheme
- Murshidabad district of West Bengal has been approved for AMRUT Scheme.
- The sewer network systems of the Amaravati district in Andhra Pradesh are being improved. Also, city-wide provision of water is being implemented.
- In Haryana, AMRUT Scheme has been linked with Swachh Bharat Abhiyan to promote better development in terms of waste management, water supply, and sewage systems.
- Maharashtra has proposed AMRUT implementation in 43 cities.
- Madhya Pradesh has submitted SAAP for 34 cities to improve the water supply and waste management systems.
- In Telangana, AMRUT Scheme is being implemented in 11 cities to improve the supply of water.