CENTRAL GOVERNMENT SCHEMES
Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT)-2015
Launched: 24 June 2015
Main Objective: 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.
The purpose of Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) is to (i) ensure that every household has access to a tap with assured supply of water and a sewerage connection; (ii) increase the amenity value of cities by developing greenery and well maintained open spaces (e.g. parks); and (iii) reduce pollution by switching to public transport or constructing facilities for non-motorized transport (e.g. walking and cycling).
About Complete Scheme
objectives of Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT)
According to the initiative taken by the the Government under Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT), the government is aiming to improve the existing basic infrastructure services like extending clean drinking water supply, improving sewerage networks, developing septage management, laying of storm water drains, improving public transport services and creating green public spaces like parks etc, with special focus on creating healthy open spaces for children.
Under this scheme the government is targeting 500 cities, these 500 cities are selected on the basis of population i.e. one lakh and above, while the other criteria of selection will apply for certain locations like tourist popularity, cities located at the stems of main rivers, certain popular hill towns and some select islands.
The initiative was announced by PM Narendra Modi on 25 June 2015, and is said to be aiming to transform 500 cities and towns into efficient urban living spaces, with special focus on a healthy and green environment for children. it was also reported that Cabinet has approved Rs 50,000 crore for this mission which is to be spent over the next five years.