AMRUT Action Plans for 474 cities cleared with a project outlay of Rs.19,170cr



AMRUT Action Plans for 474 cities cleared with a project outlay of Rs.19,170cr

UP to invest Rs.4,646cr and Karnataka-Rs.1,258 cr to improve basic urban infrastructure

UD Ministry asks UP to reduce Non-Revenue Water and Karnataka to increase State’s share 

The Ministry of Urban Development has so far approved city level Action Plans for improving basic urban infrastructure in 474 cities in 18 States and Union Territories with an investment of Rs.19,170cr under Atal Mission for Urban Rejuvenation and Transformation (AMRUT) for 2015-16. About 90% of this expenditure will be on improving water supply and sewerage infrastructure followed by storm water drains, non-motorised urban transport and provision of green spaces and parks.Central assistance for this project outlay is over Rs.9,000 cr.

A total of 497 cities are identified under Atal Mission. City level plans of only 23 mission cities in Delhi, Punjab, Uttarakhand, Goa and North-Eastern states are still to be approved.

An inter-ministerial Apex Committee chaired by Shri Madhusudhan Prasad, Secretary(Urban Development) today approved AMRUT Annual Action Plans for Uttar Pradesh and Karnataka for 2015-16. Uttar Pradesh has 61 Atal Mission cities while Karnataka has 27. This was the fifth meeting of the Committee.

During the discussion on State Plans today, the Apex Committee noted that even as water supply in urban areas of Uttar Pradesh was high, Non-Revenue Water (water supplied without collection of user charges) was also very high exceeding the norm of 20% for urban areas in case of all mission cities. Shri Madhusudhan Prasad asked the state government to focus on reducing NRW to national norm.

The Committee also noted that in case of Karnataka, the 27 urban local bodies included in Atal Mission were required to contribute 30% to 47% of project costs and asked the State Government to increase the share of State Government in project costs to reduce the burden on municipal bodies.

The Apex Committee approved a project outlay of Rs.4,646cr for UP under Atal Mission for 2015-16. Out of this, Rs.1,519cr is for water supply infrastructure, Rs.1,698 cr for expanding sewerage network services and Rs.70 cr for providing green spaces and parks in mission cities.

In UP, coverage of water taps is to the extent of 54% of urban households while water supply is at 161 litres per capita per day which is much higher than the norm of 135 lpcd prescribed for urban areas in the country.

As per the approval, investments to be made in some major cities include : Ghaziabad-Rs.352 cr, Lucknow-Rs.305 cr, Jhansi-Rs.223 cr, Kanpur-Rs.200 cr, Allahabad-Rs.190 cr, Varanasi-Rs.180 cr, Modinagar-Rs.180 cr, Mirzapur-Rs.140 cr, Meerut-Rs.125 cr, Moradabad-Rs.109 cr, Bulanddhahar-Rs.107 cr, Ghazipur-Rs.98 cr, Shahranpur-Rs.80 cr and Raibareilly-Rs.65 cr.

For Karnataka, the Apex Committee approved a project expenditure of Rs.1,258cr under AMRUT Plan for 2015-16. Of this, Rs.552cr will be spent on augmenting water supply in mission cities, 613 on sewerage projects, construction of storm water drains-Rs.49 cr, provision of green spaces and parks-28 cr and urban transport-Rs.18 cr.

In Karnataka, coverage of households with water taps ranged from a low of 18% in Chickmagaluru to 87% in Mandya. Water supply is reported to be in the range of 35 litres per capita per day in Robertsonpet to 106 lpcd in Ranebennur. In the capital city of Bengaluru coverage of water taps is 72% and water supply is at 94 lpcd. None of the 27 mission cities in the state have water supply at the norm of 135 lpcd prescribed for urban areas in the country.

Under AMRUT Plans for 2015-16, investments to be made in the mission cities in water supply, sewerage, storm water drains and urban transport projects are : Bengaluru-Rs.173 cr, Raichur-Rs.77 cr, Hubli-Dharwad-Rs.75 cr, Bellary-Rs.72 cr, Gulbarga-Rs.66 cr, Belgavi-Rs.60 cr, Bijapur-Rs.60 cr, Tumakuru-Rs.53 cr, Bhadravati-Rs.51 cr, Mysore-Rs.50 cr, Davanagere-Rs.50 cr, Shivamogga-Rs.48 cr, Gadag-Betagiri-Rs.45 cr, Bidar-Rs.42 cr, Hospeta-Rs.38 cr,Chitradurga-Rs.34 cr, Hassan-Rs.32 cr, Bagalkot-Rs.31 cr, Ranebennur-Rs.25 cr, Chikkamagaluru-Rs.24 cr, Kolar-Rs.18 cr, Gangavati-Rs.16 cr, Robertsonpet-Rs.14 cr, Badami-Rs.12.00 cr, Mangalur-Rs.3.25 cr.

Under AMRUT, central assistance is provided to the extent of 50% of project cost in case of cities with population of less than 10 lakhs each and up to one third in case of cities with population of above 10 lakhs each. 

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85 of 98 cities submit smart city proposals to Urban Development Ministry 
Tamil Nadu seeks time to submit 12 proposals later due to floods; Telangana seeks to replace Hyderabad
Continuous monitoring by UD Ministry at Secretary level and handholding bears fruit
30 foreign companies associated with smart city plans of 45 mission cities

            85 of the 98 cities included in the Smart City Mission have submitted city level Smart City Proposals to the Ministry of Urban Development within the stipulated time. While 17 proposals were submitted yesterday, 68 proposals were received in the Ministry today, the last day  for submission.
            While Tamil Nadu Government, preoccupied with flood management in Chennai and other parts of the state could not submit the proposals, Telangana Government sought to replace Hyderabad in the Smart City Mission by another city, to be communicated later.
            Continuous monitoring and handholding by the senior officials of the Ministry of Urban Development helped the states and urban local bodies meet the deadline for submission of smart city proposals. Shri Madhusudhan Prasad, Secretary (Urban Development) was in regular contact with Chief Secretaries of almost all the states monitoring progress and advising in preparation of proposals.
            The Ministry organized three Smart City Consultation Workshops, one Smart City Ideas Camp, five rounds of Webinars (online consultations with Mission Director seeking clarifications) and one Proposal Enhancement Workshop to enable states and urban local bodies formulate proposals as per Mission Guidelines.
            Ministry of Urban Development also provided 8 Region-wise panels of consultants so that states and urban local bodies could chose consultants for preparation of smart city proposals through tendering, thereby saving on time.
            30 foreign companies from 20 leading countries have been associated with preparation of smart city proposals of 45 mission cities. These include : KPMG, KcKinsey, CISCO Systems, Price Waterhouse Coopers, DeloiteToucheTohmastsu, Jones Lang La Salle, Dorsh Holding GmbH, Knight Frank, Tractabel Engineering SA, Haskoning DHV Consulting Pvt Ltd., Grant Thornton, Happold Engineers, Ecorys Netherlands BV etc.
            Cities with which foreign companies were associated in preparation of smart city proposals include: New Delhi Municipal Council, Agartala, Ahmedabad, Amritsar, Aurangabad, Bhagalpur, Bhabaneshwar, Bhopal, Greater Mumbai, Ghaziabad,  Lucknow, Ludhiana, Pune, New Town Kolkata, Kota, Ranchi, Rourkela, Ujjain, Visakhapatnam, Tirupati, Tumakuru (Karnataka) etc.
            Total population of 98 mission cities is 13 crore accounting for 35% of country’s urban population. 8 of these have population of below one lakh each, 3 towns have population between one and two lakhs, 30 cities between 2 to 5 lakhs, 22 between 5 and 10 lakhs, 25 in the range of 10 to 25 lakhs, 5 between 25 and 50 lakhs and 5 cities have population above 50 lakhs.
            Capital cities not included in Smart City Mission are : Bengaluru, Gangtok, , Itanagar, Kolkata, Patna, Shimla and Trivendrum.
Smart City Proposals received are :
State/UT
S.NO
City
Andaman & Nicobar Islands
1
Port Blari
Andhra Pradesh
2
3
4
Visakhapatnam
Kakinada
Tirupati
Arunachal Pradesh
5
PasiGhat
Asam
6
Guwahaty
Bihar
7
8
9
Muzaffarpur
Bhagalpur
Biharshariff
Chandigarh
10
Chandigarh
Chattisgarh
11
12
Raipur
Bilaspur
Daman & Dir
13
Diu
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
14
Silvassa
Delhi
15
New Delhi Muncipal Council
Goa
16
Panaji
Gujarat
17
18
19
20
21
22
Ahmedabad
Gandhinagar
Dahod
Rajkot
Surat
Vadodara
Haryana
23
24
Faridabad
Kanal
Himachal Pradesh
25
Dharmashala
Jharkhand
26
Ranchi
Karnataka
27
28
29
30
31
32
Belgavi
Hubbali-Dharwad
Davangere
Mangaluru
Shivamogga
Tumkuru
Kerala
33
Kochi
Lakshadweep
34
Kavaratti
MP
35
36
37
38
39
40
41
Bhopal
Indore
Jabalpur
Gwalior
Sagar
Satna
Ujjain
Maharashtra
42
43
44
45
46
47
48
49
50
51
Navi Mumbai
Greater Mumbai
Nashik
Thane
Amravati
Solapur
Nagpur
KalyanDombivali
Aurangabad
Pune
Manipur
52
Imphal
Meghalaya
53
Shilllong
Mizoram
54
Aizawl
Nagaland
55
Kohima
Odisha
56
57
Bhubaneshwar
Rourkela
Puducherry
58
Oulgaret
Punjab
59
60
61
Amritsar
Ludhiana
Jullandhar
Rajasthan
62
63
64
65
Jaipur
Ajmer
Kota
Udaipur
Sikkim,
66
Namchi
Telangana
67
Greater Warangal
Tripura
68
Agartala
UP
69
60
71
72
73
74
75
76
77
78
79
80
Moradabad
Aligarh
Sharanpur
Bareily
Jhansi
Kanpur
Allahabad
Lucknow
Varanasi
Ghaziabad
Agra
Rampur
Uttarakhand
81
Dehradun
West Bengal
82
83
84
85
New Town Kolkata
Bidhannagar
Durgapur
Haldia



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