Rs 1,673 crore to be spent on AMRUT project

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Under the Centrally Sponsored Scheme of Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT), an expenditure of Rs 1,673 crore will be incurred on improving basic urban infrastructure in 12 mission cities in Telangana by 2019-20, the last year of the mission.

Minister of Urban Development Venkaiah Naidu approved an investment of Rs 703 crore under Atal Mission over the next three financial years that is 2017-20, taking the total mission investment to Rs 1,673 crore.

Expenditure of Rs 415 crore for 2015-16 and Rs 555 crore for 2016-17, as proposed by the State Government under the State Annual Action Plans for respective years was earlier approved by the Ministry of Urban Development.

Ministry of Urban Development provides a total central assistance of Rs 832 crore for the five year mission period which is almost half of the total expenditure to be incurred in 12 mission cities and towns of Telangana.

Of the Rs 703 crore approved for 2017-20, Rs 560 crore will be spent on water supply projects, Rs 126 crore on expanding sewerage networks and Rs 17 crore for development of parks and green spaces in mission cities. Of this, a lion’s share of Rs 424.26 will be spent on water supply projects in Warangal.

Telangana Government has proposed expenditure in different mission cities over the next three years based on the proposals approved for various cities and towns for 2015-17.