Monday, 6 July 2015

Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation | AMRUT

Why in news?
Recently launched by the GoI along with SMART CITIES SCHEME and HOUSING FOR ALL.



Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) 


  • replaces the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission, 
  • outlays of Rs. 50,000 crore.
  • seeks to lay a foundation to enable cities and towns to eventually grow into smart cities, will be implemented in 500 locations with a population of >=1 Lakh.
  • Assistance from the centre - FUNDS: will be as per urban population and the number of cities and towns in each State or Union Territory. 
    • = 50 % of project cost for cities and towns with a population of <1 million and 
    • =33.33% of the project cost for those with a population of >1 million. 
    • Central assistance will be released in three instalments in the ratio of 20:40:40 --> based on achievements.
    • Funds will have to be transferred to urban local bodies within 7 days.
  • Implementation will be linked to promotion of urban reforms such as e-governance, setting up of professional municipal cadre, devolving funds and functions to urban local bodies, review of building bye-laws, improvement in assessment and collection of municipal taxes, credit rating of urban local bodies, energy and water audit and citizen-centric urban planning.
  • Will focus on ensuring basic infrastructure services such as water supply, sewerage, storm water drains, transport and development of green spaces and parks with special provision for meeting the needs of children.
  • Under AMRUT, projects without availability of land and clearances will not be included in the Mission. 


Source: The New Indian Express

[Sources: Indian Express, The Hindu, PIB]

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