Thursday, 29 October 2015


the purpose of Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation
(AMRUT) is to 
(i) ensure that every household has access to a tap with assured supply of water
and a sewerage connection;
(ii) increase the amenity value of cities by developing greenery and
well maintained open spaces (e.g. parks); and 
(iii) reduce pollution by switching to public transport or constructing facilities for non-motorized transport (e.g. walking and cycling). 
All these outcomes are valued by citizens, particularly women, and indicators and standards have been prescribed by the Ministry of Urban Development (MoUD) in the form of Service Level
Benchmarks (SLBs). 
The Mission will focus on the following Thrust Areas:
i. Water Supply,
ii. Sewerage facilities and septage management,
iii. Storm Water drains to reduce flooding,
iv. Pedestrian, non-motorized and public transport facilities, parking spaces, and
v. Enhancing amenity value of cities by creating and upgrading green spaces, parks
and recreation centers, especially for children.
Water Supply
i. Water supply systems including augmentation of existing water supply, water
treatment plants and universal metering.
ii. Rehabilitation of old water supply systems, including treatment plants.
iii. Rejuvenation of water bodies specifically for drinking water supply and recharging
of ground water.
iv. Special water supply arrangement for difficult areas, hill and coastal cities,
including those having water quality problems (e.g. arsenic, fluoride)
i. Decentralised, networked underground sewerage systems, including augmentation
of existing sewerage systems and sewage treatment plants.
ii. Rehabilitation of old sewerage system and treatment plants.
iii. Recycling of water for beneficial purposes and reuse of wastewater.
i. Faecal Sludge Management- cleaning, transportation and treatment in a costeffective
ii. Mechanical and Biological cleaning of sewers and septic tanks and recovery of
operational cost in full.
Storm Water Drainage
i. Construction and improvement of drains and storm water drains in order to reduce
and eliminate flooding.
Urban Transport
i. Ferry vessels for inland waterways (excluding port/bay infrastructure) and buses.
ii. Footpaths/ walkways, sidewalks, foot over-bridges and facilities for non-motorised
transport (e.g. bicycles).
iii. Multi-level parking.
iv. Bus Rapid Transit System (BRTS).
Green space and parks
i. Development of green space and parks with special provision for child-friendly
Reforms management & support
i. Support structures, activities and funding support for reform implementation.
ii. Independent Reform monitoring agencies.
Capacity Building
i. This has two components- individual and institutional capacity building.
ii. The capacity building will not be limited to the Mission Cities, but will be extended
to other ULBs as well.
iii. Continuation of the Comprehensive Capacity Building Programme (CCBP) after its
realignment towards the new Missions.
Indicative (not exhaustive) list of inadmissible components
i. Purchase of land for projects or project related works,
ii. Staff salaries of both the States/ULBs,
iii. Power,
iv. Telecom,
v. Health,
vi. Education, and
vii. Wage employment programme and staff component.

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