The Centre has approved an investment of Rs 5,534 crore to provide basic infrastructure in 111 cities across six states. Of the total, central assistance will amount to Rs 2,453 crore. The aid will be given in the current fiscal under the Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation.
Household water taps, improved water supply, sewerage networks and septage management systems, storm water drains and urban transport services are among the amenities that will be provided to cities in Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Rajasthan, Odisha, Jharkhand and Meghalaya. According to a statement released by the Urban Development Ministry, the investment was approved by the Apex Committee, which was headed by Urban Development Secretary Rajiv Gauba, during a meeting held to discuss annual action plans of states under the AMRUT scheme, PTI reported.
In Madhya Pradesh, 34 cities will have a total investment of Rs 2,074 crore; Rs 1,401 crore will be invested in 31 cities in Gujarat; 29 cities in Rajasthan will have an investment of Rs 1,120 crore; Rs 531 crore will be invested in nine cities in Odisha and Rs 381 crore in seven cities in Jharkhand. In Meghalaya, the sole mission city of Shillong will see an investment of Rs 26.67 crore.