The Uttar Pradesh government has completed almost 79 per cent of projects under the AMRUT 1.0 so far for providing water supply and sewerage facilities to every household in Uttar Pradesh.
Till March 13, the government has completed 262 projects. The total cost of these projects is Rs 5,816.55 crore, against which the government has released Rs 5,257.09 crore. These 229 projects are of water and sewerage, while 33 projects are of sewerage.
A government spokesman said on Friday that 331 projects were sanctioned under the Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) in which 279 projects were related to water supply and 52 to sewerage. He said the total tender cost of all these projects was Rs 10,941 crore, including goods and services tax (GST), out of which Rs 8,331.64 crore had already been released.
“Work is currently underway on the remaining 69 schemes. Of these, 50 schemes are related to water supply and 19 to sewerage. Their total tender cost including GST is Rs 5,124.78 crore, while Rs 3,074.55 crore has been paid,” the official said.
As per the zone-wise completed schemes related to water supply and sewerage, the maximum number of 61 schemes have been completed in Ghaziabad zone. At the same time, the work of 46 schemes in Lucknow zone, 36 each in Prayagraj and Agra respectively, 28 in Gorakhpur and 22 in Kanpur has been completed.
Talking about household connections, officials said there was a target of 9.2 lakh water supply connections against which 8.7 lakh household connections had been completed, while only 50,000 connections were still pending.
“Similarly, talking about sewerage household connections, against the target of 10.6 lakh, 7.5 lakh connections have been made and 3.1 lakh are still pending, on which work is being done at a fast pace,” the official said.