AMRUT MISSION (Syllabus: GS Paper 2 – Govt Scheme)

News-CRUX-10     3rd January 2024        

Context: France’s development agency AFD and Germany’s KfW Bank are in talks with India to provide €100 million loan to fund the country's urban infrastructure plan, AMRUT mission.

AMRUT Mission

  • Full Form: Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation.
  • Launched: On 25th June 2015.
  • Selected Cities: 500 cities and towns.
  • Ministry: Housing and Urban Affairs.
  • Focus: Development of basic infrastructure, in the selected cities and towns, in the sectors of water supply; sewerage and septage management; storm water drainage; green spaces and parks; and non-motorized urban transport.
  • State Annual Action Plan (SAAP): It is a consolidated plan that is a combination of all the city-level SLIPs(Service Level Improvement Plans) of all proposed AMRUT cities in the respective states.
  • AMRUT 2.0:

oAnnouncement: 1 October 2021

oType of scheme: Centrally sponsored scheme

oAim: To promote the circular economy of water through the development of City Water Balance Plan (CWBP) for water conservation.

-To provide universal coverage of water supply through functional taps to all households in all the statutory towns in the country and coverage of sewerage/septage management in 500 cities covered in the AMRUT scheme.

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