Projects worth Rs 693 cr completed under AMRUT scheme

The total approved State Annual Action Plan (SAAP) was Rs 2,566 crore for Haryana

AMRUT, Haryana, Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation, State Annual Action Plans, Durga Shanker Mishra, Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, Punjab, Union Territory of Chandigarh, Detailed project reports

A total of 63 projects worth Rs 693 crore have been completed under Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) Scheme out of 136 projects taken up by the state of Haryana. The remaining 73 projects worth Rs 1,875 crore are under implementation.

The total approved State Annual Action Plan (SAAP) was Rs 2,566 crore for Haryana.

Durga Shanker Mishra, Secretary, Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) held an online review meeting with the senior officials of the states of Punjab, Haryana and Union Territory of Chandigarh.

The officials were advised to complete all the projects within the extended Mission period up to 31 March 2021 so as to avail the Central Assistance (CA). Thereafter the state/Union Territory government will have to complete these projects with their own resources.

Chandigarh has awarded contracts for all 12 projects (100 percent) of the approved SAAP of Rs 57 crore. In Punjab against a SAAP size of Rs 2,767 crore, 185 projects have been taken up and contracts have been awarded for projects costing worth Rs 2,132 crore. Moreover, Chandigarh ranked second, Haryana 12th and Punjab 26th in AMRUT's National rankings.

Under household tap connections, Haryana has provided 2.29 lakh new household water tap connections so far, while Chandigarh has met the target of 20,000 for tap connections.

Apart from this, Haryana has provided 2.22 lakh sewer connections and Punjab has given 1.75 lakh new connections and Chandigarh has provided 20,000 new sewer connections.

The state of Haryana has so far replaced 1.95 lakh streetlights with LED lights, Punjab has replaced 2.51 lakh lights and Chandigarh has replaced 43,853 lights.

The Ministry has developed a common Dashboard for all the Missions of the Ministry where information relating to all states/ Union Territory and cities will be available. The data is used for monitoring, reviewing and assessment of monthly rankings on the progress among the states.

AMRUT was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 25 June 2015 in 500 cities across the country, covering about 60 percent of the total urban population. It is a centrally sponsored scheme with a total outlay of Rs 1,00,000crore including a Central Assistance of Rs 50,000 crore spread over five years i.e. from FY16 to FY20.

Of the total SAAP size of Rs 77,640 crore, Rs 39,011 crore (50 percent) has been allocated to the water supply sector, Rs 32,456 crore (42 percent) to the sewerage and septage management sector, Rs 2,969 crore (four percent) for storm water drainage projects, Rs 1,436 crore (two percent) for non-motorised urban transport and Rs 1,768 crore (two percent) for green spaces and parks. 

Detailed Project Reports (DPRs) have been approved for projects worth Rs 80,428 crore, of which contracts have been awarded for projects worth Rs 66,077 crore including completed projects worth Rs 11,523 crore.

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