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Rajasthan first state to submit Annual Action Plan under Atal Mission (AMRUT)

Sep 11, 2015 17:00 IST

Rajasthan on 11 September 2015 became the first Indian state to submit State Annual Action Plan under Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT).

Under the Action Plan, Rajasthan has targeted universal coverage in respect of water supply connections, sewerage connections and urban transport to all urban households in the state.

The State Government has proposed projects under these two categories worth 1087 crore rupees for approval by the Union Urban Development Ministry during the financial year 2015-16.

Under the State Annual Action Plan, AMRUT projects are proposed to be taken up in 13 of the 28 AMRUT cities in Rajasthan.

In 3 cities of Alwar, Beawar, and Nagaur both water supply and sewerage projects will be taken up while in 7 cities namely Baran, Bhiwar, Bhilwara, Chittorgarh, Dhaulpur, Ganganagar City and Sujangarh water supply projects only will be taken up.

In 3 cities of Bhiwadi, Sikar and Udaipur, only sewerage and septage management projects will be taken up.

These cities were selected on the basis of the principles of prioritization suggested in the Mission Guidelines after analyzing the gaps in coverage in respect of household water supply connections and sewerage network services.

Implementation of the Sate Annual Action Plan
For the implementation of State Annual Action Plan, the state government will be introducing mandatory reforms. These include creation of website for each city, transfer of all 18 functions to urban local bodies, revision of building bye-laws, single window clearance for building permissions, 90% coverage of tax revenue, energy and water audit and migration to double entry accounting system will be implemented in the next 6 to 12 months.

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