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AMRUT 2.0

Date: 11 October 2021 Tags: Infrastructure

Issue

Prime Minister Modi has recently launched the second phase of Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT).

 

Details

  • The scheme was launched to improve the quality of life for all citizens. The focus of the Mission is on infrastructure creation that gives better services to the citizens.

  • The Mission covers covering 500 cities that include all cities and towns with a population of over one lakh with notified Municipalities.

 

Objectives

  • The scheme envisions to Provide100% coverage of water supply to all households in around 4,700 ULB in the country.

  • It will also seek to provide 100% coverage of sewerage and septage in 500 AMRUT cities in the country.

  • To increase freshwater supply and enhance ground water system, it will undertake rejuvenation of water bodies.

  • It will make provisions for recycling and reuse of treated wastewater to satisfy needs of cities and industrial demand.

 

About

  • It will address water needs, rejuvenate water bodies, better manage aquifers, and reuse treated wastewater, thereby promoting circular economy of water.

  • Fresh water bodies will be protected from getting polluted to make natural resources sustainable. The waste water generation will be reduced.

 

Reforms

  • Rejuvenation of water bodies in cities in towns

  • Rain water harvesting in all institutional buildings of the state and centre

  • Reuse of 20% treated waste water produced in a city

  • Development of green spaces & parks across urban areas

  • Improving credit rating of electric devices and instruments

  • Improving land use efficiency to enhance greenery

 

Significance

  • Ensure water sustainability in urban areas and prevent drought conditions

  • Provide access to clean drinking water to all urban households

  • Creation of jobs and boost to economy through infrastructure development