It will help improve drinking water provisions and sewage system

Mumbai: The BMC is set to launch a central government initiative for Mumbai called the Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) project. Presently, the BMC has sent a proposal in this regard to the central government. Under the ambit of this Rs 28,000-crore project, the BMC will undertake a massive drive to redevelop and improve the drinking water provisions in the city and the city’s sewerage management network. Mumbai is one of the cities in Maharashtra selected by the state government for the AMRUT project.

According to the directive principles sketched out by the central government for Amrut Yojana, the Ministry of Urban Development will approve an annual action plan. Cities which have a population of more than 10 lakh will be given one-third of the required funds from the central government. The remaining amount will be spent by the state government and the concerned civic body or from private investments.

The capital for this project is divided into four parts: 80 per cent of it has been allotted for the project; 10 per cent has been allotted for renovation of existing structures; eight per cent will be spent on administrative work and two per cent will be spent on administrative work concerning the Ministry of Urban Development.

Moreover, the central government has further clarified that allotted funds will be used for capacity building, renovation of existing structures, drinking water supply installing, sewerage pipelines, roads and traffic and maintenance of gardens and green patches.

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