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Atal Mission for Rejuvenation & Urban Transformation (AMRUT)

Atal Mission for Rejuvenation & Urban Transformation (AMRUT): Atal Mission for Rejuvenation & Urban Transformation (AMRUT) is the 1st dedicated national water Mission and was launched on 25th June, 2015 in 500 cities covering 60% of the urban population. Rajasthan was the 1st state in the country to submit State Annual Action Plan under Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT). The scheme Housing Mission for All by 2022 and Atal for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) were launched on the same day.

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In this article, we will discuss in details about Atal Mission for Rejuvenation & Urban Transformation (AMRUT) which is a very important government scheme and questions could be seen from this government initiative.

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  • All cities having population above 1 lakh are covered under Atal Mission for Rejuvenation & Urban Transformation (AMRUT). Providing piped water supply and sewerage & septage management in Mission cities is the foremost focus of the Mission.
  • Storm water drainage, non-motorized urban transport and green spaces & parks are minor machineries of AMRUT.
  • Overall Mission allocation is ₹1 lakh crore including central share of ₹50,000 crore. State action Expenditure amounting to ₹77,640 crore for basic infrastructure projects were approved, against which projects worth ₹79,772 crore have been grounded. So far, work worth ₹52,477 crores (66%) has been carried out.
  • 105 lakh household water tap connections and 78 lakh sewer/ sepatage connections have been provided under Atal Mission for Rejuvenation & Urban Transformation (AMRUT) and in convergence with other schemes.
  • Sewage Treatment Plants (STPs) capacity worth 1,240 MLD have been created, of which 907 MLD is being recycled/ reused. Another, 4,800 MLD STP capacity is under development. Through projects in drainage sector, 1,840 water logging points have been eliminated.
  • 1,850 parks & green spaces (3,770 acre) added. 800 parks (1,600 acre) are in progress.
  • 180 projects in non-motorized urban transport sector have been completed.
  • Atal Mission for Rejuvenation & Urban Transformation (AMRUT)has a reform agenda with focus on e-Governance, energy audit, credit rating of ULBs, efficient town planning, online building permission system and raising funds by floating municipal bonds by ULBs.
  • Under energy audit, 88 lakh streetlights have been replaced with energy efficient LED lights against target of 101 lakh leading to energy savings of 193 crore units and reduction in CO2 emission by 15.4 lakh tons per annum.
  • Energy audit of water pumps have been completed in 396 cities in 27 States/UTs. 11,385 water pumps are identified for replacement, of which 667 pumps have been replaced.
  • According to The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), 84.6 lakh tons carbon footprint reduced through various initiatives under Atal Mission for Rejuvenation & Urban Transformation (AMRUT).
  • Credit rating work has been awarded for 485 cities and completed in 470 cities. 164 cities have received Investible Grade Rating (IGR), including 36 cities with rating of A- or above.
  • Ten ULBs namely Ahmedabad, Amravati, Bhopal, Ghaziabad, Hyderabad, Indore, Lucknow Pune, Surat and Visakhapatnam have raised ₹3,840 crore through issuance of municipal bonds.
  • Online Building Permission System (OBPS) with seamless integration with internal/ external agencies has been made operational in 2,465 towns including 452 AMRUT cities.
  • India’s rank in Ease of Doing Business (EODB) in construction permits has jumped to 27 in World Bank’s Report (DBR)-2020 from 181 in 2018.
  • Master Plans of AMRUT cities are being prepared based on Geographical Information System (GIS) through a sub-scheme costing ₹515 crore.
  • National Remote Sensing Centre (NRSC), Hyderabad has been roped in to provide satellite photos and for digitization of city maps. So far, final GIS based Master Plans have been prepared for 66 cities and drafts plans have been prepared for another 61 cities.
  • In order to ensure efficient land use, a sub-Scheme on Local Area Planning and Town Planning Scheme (LAP/TPS) in 25 cities costing ₹50 crores is in progress.

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Atal Mission for Rejuvenation & Urban Transformation (AMRUT): FAQs

Q. In which year Atal Mission for Rejuvenation & Urban Transformation (AMRUT) launched?

Ans.2015

Q. Which was the first state to come up with AMRUT plan?

Ans. Rajasthan was the 1st state in the country to submit State Annual Action Plan under Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT).

Q. What is the full form of AMRUT?

Ans. Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT).

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