Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission was renamed to Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) and then relaunched by Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi in June 2015 with the focus to establish infrastructure that could ensure adequate robust sewage networks and water supply for urban transformation by implementing urban revival projects. Rajasthan was the first state in the country to submit the State Annual Action Plan under Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT).
OVERVIEW OF AMRUT YOJANA
|Full form||Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation|
|Launched by||PM Narendra Modi|
|Launched in||June 2015|
|Nodal Ministry||Ministry of Housing and Urban Affair|
|Sector||Central sector scheme|
OBJECTIVE AND BENEFITS OF AMRUT YOJANA
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).
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