The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has asked for Rs.28,665 crore in financial aid from central government. Recently, the civic body has sent a detailed proposal to the Centre under AMRUT (Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation) yojana for capacity enhancement and improvement of sewerage network and water supply projects. Under the guidelines of AMRUT yojana, the ministry of urban development (UD) department will sanction state governments a yearly work plan made for municipal corporations.
The development proposals asking for financial help from central government will be first approved by respective state governments. As per the central ministry’s directive about cities that can avail the benefit of AMRUT scheme, Mumbai is eligible for financial aid for improvement of sewerage network and water supply projects. Under the AMRUT scheme, the Centre will grant 35% of the project cost, and the rest of the amount will be borne by state governments and local municipal corporations.
According to the report, BMC has given details of 58 projects of sewerage and water supply for grants. This includes 11 projects for improvement of water supply, 11 sewerage operations projects, 28 long-term works for sewerage projects, and 7 works for construction of wastewater treatment facility plants. This will improve the sewerage network, facilitate better treatment of sewerage water, and replacement and repair of old water supply pipelines.