Ministry of Urban Development has approved the Annual Action Plan of Delhi for 2016-17 under Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) with a project investment of Rs.266 cr for improving water supply and sewerage networks. Similar Action Plan for 2015-16 of Delhi with an investment of Rs. 223 crwas approved earlier in January this year. With this, the total investment approved for Delhi under Atal Mission for improving basic urban infrastructure is Rs.489 cr.

The entire project costs of Rs.489 cr will be provided as central assistance to the Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi under Atal Mission Guidelines. Of this, Rs.215 cr will be invested in improving water supply, Rs.254 cr for improving sewerage networks and septage management, Rs.8.00 cr for drainage networks and Rs.12 cr for developing open and green spaces.

Under the AMRUT Actin Plan approved for 2016-17 for Delhi; Delhi Jal Board will take up five water supply projects in East Municipal Corporation of Delhi area at a total cost of Rs.102 cr, one sewerage project in North MCD area at a cost of Rs.95 cr and another sewerage project in South MCD area at a cost of Rs.55 cr. in addition, South MCD will take up a storm water drainage project with an investment of Rs.8.00 cr, East MCD will take up one park development at a cost of Rs.4.00 cr while New Delhi Municipal Council will take up one park development at a cost of Rs. 2.70 cr.

Under AMRUT Action Plan approved for 2015-16, one water supply project is to be taken up at a cost of Rs.113 cr in South MCD area and a sewerage project with an investment of Rs.104 cr in North MCD area.

As per AMRUT Guidelines, a total allocation of central assistance of Rs.804 cr has been made for the mission period based on total urban population in the four municipal areas of NDMC and North, South and East MCDs.

Delhi Government is now required AMRUT Action Plan for the remaining three years in one go for advance approval. Ministry of Urban Development has already approved such three year plans for 14 States.

Source: PIB

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