Rajasthan first to submit action plan under Atal Mission

New Delhi, Sep 11 (IANS) Rajasthan has become the first state to submit its annual action plan under the Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT), which aims to provide basic services to households and build amenities in cities.

The state government has proposed projects under two categories — water supply and sewerage connections — worth Rs.1,087 crore for approval by the union urban development ministry during the current financial year.

“The AMRUT projects are proposed to be taken up in 13 of the 28 AMRUT cities in Rajasthan, which include Alwar, Beawar and Nagaur in which both water supply and sewerage projects will be taken up,” the urban development ministry here said on Friday.

“Water supply projects will be taken up in seven other cities of Baran, Bhiwar, Bhilwara, Chittorgarh, Dhaulpur, Ganganagar City and Sujangarh.

“In Bhiwadi, Sikar and Udaipur, only sewerage and septage management projects will be taken up,” the ministry said in a release.

These cities/towns have been identified by the state government in line with the principles of prioritisation suggested in the mission guidelines, the release said.

For the first time in the country, formulation of urban development plans, including identification of projects, their appraisal and approval, has been delegated to states and Rajasthan has become the first state to act under this new architecture.

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