Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT)
The Government of India has launched the Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) with the aim of providing basic civic amenities like water supply, sewerage, urban transport, parks as to improve the quality of life for all especially the poor and the disadvantaged.
The Government of India launched Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation on 25.06.2015, with the aim of providing infrastructure creation that has the direct link to provision of better services to the citizens.
The cities having more than one lakh population are selected for implementation under this scheme. In Tamil Nadu 12 Corporations, 20 Municipalities and 1 Town panchayat have been selected.
During the year 2015-2016 9 Water Supply Improvement works, one Under Ground Sewerage Scheme, and 90 parks in 24 ULBs at an estimated cost of Rs. 2056.53 crore taken up for implementation.
During the year 2016-17, Kumbakonam WSIS and Coimbatore 24×7 WSIS , 8 Under Ground Sewerage schemes 133 parks in 24 ULBs at a cost of Rs.2914.93 crore have been taken up and are at various stages of implementation.
For the year 2017-20, 3 WSIS, 4 UGSS and 135 Parks in 24 ULBs totally at a cost of Rs. 4472.00 crore have been taken up and preliminary work is underway. The amount so far sanctioned is as follows:
GOI Share : Rs. 3833.56 crore
GOTN Share :Rs.1747.16 crore
ULB Share : Rs. 3862.74 crore
An amount of Rs. 766.71 crore from Government of India and Rs.349.43 crore from Government of Tamil Nadu, has been released to Mission Directorate for release of fund to respective Urban Local Bodies.
For WS and UGSS projects, Part funding under ADB/Kfw/TNSUDP has been made towards ULB contribution for smooth implementation.