Providing basic services (e.g. water supply, sewerage, urban transport) to households and build amenities in cities which will improve the quality of life for all, especially the poor and the disadvantaged is a national priority. In this context Honourable Prime Minister has launched a centrally sponsored scheme in June 2015.
The purpose of Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) is to:
- Ensure that every household has access to a tap with assured supply of water and a sewerage connection;
- Increase the amenity value of cities by developing greenery and well maintained open spaces (e.g. parks); and
- Reduce pollution by switching to public transport or constructing facilities for non-motorized transport (e.g. walking and cycling).
Five Hundred cities have been picked to cover under AMRUT at nation level. There are 31 cities from the state Gujarat, taken up under AMRUT Mission.
Total SAAP allocation amounting Rs. 4884 Cr. has been allotted to the State Gujarat for the implementation of projects under thrust areas. Identified thrust areas are Water Supply, Sewerage, Drainage (Storm Water Drainage), Urban Transport (NMT) and Green Space (Garden & Parks with Children Play Facility).
The state Gujarat has taken up total 465 projects amongst which 319 projects i.e. 68% projects have already been completed.
During the mission period, following milestones have been achieved:
||> 300 MLD
||> 1000 MLD
||Storm Water Drain
||flood mitigation in more than 200 water logged points
||> 100 Ha
Based on the performance, the State Gujarat has been consistently secured place in top five performing States in the nation.