UP receives Rs 11, 421 crore for urban rejuvenation

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Under the Centrally Sponsored Scheme of Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT), a total expenditure of Rs 11,421 crores will be incurred in Uttar Pradesh on improving basic urban infrastructure in 61 cities and towns with a population of above one lakh each by 2019-20. To this effect, the Ministry of Urban Development has approved AMRUT Action Plans of Uttar Pradesh for the next three years that is 2017-20 in one go involving an expenditure of Rs 4,239 crores. Annual Action Plans for 2015-16 and 2016-17 were earlier approved by the Ministry. Uttar Pradesh has got the highest investment in the country under Atal Mission.

Under AMRUTproviding water taps to all urban households and augmenting water supply to the level of 135 litres per capita per day is given first priority followed by sewerage and drainage networks, non-motorised urban transport and development of green and open spaces in 500 mission cities during the mission period of 2015-20.

For Uttar Pradesh, the Ministry has approved an investment of Rs 4,239 crores during 2017-20 in the mission cities. This includes the R s1,996 crores in water supply projects in 46 cities and towns, Rs 2,149 crores in sewerage projects in 47 cities and Rs94 crores for development of parks and open cities in 61 mission cities and towns. An expenditure of Rs 3,287 crores for 2015-16 and Rs 3,895 crores for 2016-17 was earlier approved. With this, investments for the entire mission period stands approved for Uttar Pradesh under AMRUT.

A total central assistance of Rs 4,922 crores has been approved for Uttar Pradesh for the five-year mission period.