Water supply scheme to be upgraded
The State Urban Development Authority (SUDA) will soon take up augmentation and reorganisation of water supply scheme under Centre’s AMRUT project in the district, officials informed.
Notably, as many as 27 water supply projects were to be taken up across Chhattisgarh under AMRUT project involving an expenditure of Rs 440.95 crore during the last financial year.
The Centre’s funding component in the project is Rs 212.13 crore while the Chhattisgarh would contribute Rs 137.08 crore with Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) share being Rs 91.38 crore, officials stated.
Overall the Mission Thrust areas under AMRUT Project would be — Water supply, Sewerage and Septage Management, Storm Water Drain, Pedestrian, Non Motorised and Public Transport Facilities, Parking Space, Green Spaces, Park and Recreation centres.
SUDA will also soon take up a project for augmentation and reorganisation of water supply scheme under AMRUT Mission in the city.
Notably, the Chhattisgarh Government is getting a Detailed Project Report (DPR) prepared for implementation of AMRUT project in the State.
It may be recalled that SUDA will also soon get a ‘master sewage plan’ prepared for Ambikapur, Raigarh and Jagdalpur cities, officials informed.
Notably, the Chhattisgarh government has approved Rs 13 crore for 89 developmental works to be undertaken by Raipur Municipal Corporation (RMC).
A sum of Rs 10 crore has been approved by the State government for various wards of RMC including drain construction, road widening, electrification and pipeline extension, according to an official press release.
Besides these, around Rs 2.50 crore was approved for setting up a world class gym in the vacant space at International Swimming Pool at GE road besides other facilities.
Notably, last year, the Central government had also released the first installment of Rs 55.29 crore out of the approved Rs 573.40 crore for State Annual Action Plan (SAAP) under AMRUT project in Chhattisgarh.
The Union Ministry of Urban Development has already released Central Assistance of Rs 1,062.27 crore to 13 States as first installment under AMRUT project for the current financial year, officials stated. This is a part of total Central Assistance of Rs 5,311.38 crore committed to 13 States for which the Ministry has approved Atal Mission Action Plans for 2015-16 entailing total investment of Rs 11,671.76 crore in 286 cities in these states.
The Ministry has so far cleared a total of 939 projects for 286 cities with most of them related to water supply and sewerage network services.
AMRUT project launched in June last year aims at ensuring water supply connections and sewer connections to all urban households in 500 mission cities besides supplying water at the norm of 135 litres per capita per day, on priority. Under this mission, construction of storm water drains, promotion of non-motorised urban transport, provision of parks and green spaces also will be supported.
The purpose of AMRUT is to ensure that every household has access to a tap with assured supply of water and a sewerage connection, increase in amenity value of cities by developing greenery and well maintained open spaces (parks) and reduce pollution by switching to public transport or constructing facilities for non-motorized transport (like walking and cycling).
The cities identified for AMRUT mission are-- Raipur, Bilaspur, Durg, Bhilai, Rajnandgaon, Korba, Raigarh, Ambikapur and Jagdalpur, said official sources.
The State Urban Administration and Development Department will soon take up the integrated solid waste management project planned for the city.
The project would be taken up and operated under Public Private Partnership (PPP) model on Design, Build , Finance, Operate and Transfer basis, officials stated.
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