AMRUT

AMRUT is a Centrally Sponsored Scheme under Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India. The Mission was launched on 25thJune 2015 by Hon. Prime Minister Sri. NarendraModi.

Purpose of AMRUT

·         The National Priority is to create infrastructure

·         to provide basic services to households

·         to build amenities

·         This will improve the quality of life of all, especially the poor and the disadvantaged.

·         The infrastructure should lead to provision of better services to people

Coverage

AMRUT aims to support 500 cities having a population greater than one lakh (100,000) during the five year Mission Period – from 2015 – 2020.

Highlights

·         Cooperative federalism – Freedom to States/ULBs to design and implement.

·         Service Delivery – Focus on infrastructure that leads to delivery of services to citizens.

·         Reforms Incentivised – 10% incentive for Achievement of Reforms.

·         Capacity building strategy – Individual and Institutional

·         O&M of infrastructure built-in at Planning stage itself.

·         Focus on Planning before hand

·         Service Level Improvement Plans (SLIP)

·         State Annual Action Plan (SAAP)