AMRUT is a Centrally Sponsored Scheme under Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India. The Mission was launched on 25thJune 2015 by Hon. Prime Minister Sri. NarendraModi.

Purpose of AMRUT

· The National Priority is to create infrastructure

· to provide basic services to households

· to build amenities

· This will improve the quality of life of all, especially the poor and the disadvantaged.

· The infrastructure should lead to provision of better services to people


AMRUT aims to support 500 cities having a population greater than one lakh (100,000) during the five-year Mission Period – from 2015 – 2020.


· Cooperative federalism – Freedom to States/ULBs to design and implement.

· Service Delivery – Focus on infrastructure that leads to delivery of services to citizens.

· Reforms Incentivised – 10% incentive for Achievement of Reforms.

· Capacity building strategy – Individual and Institutional

· O&M of infrastructure built-in at Planning stage itself.

· Focus on Planning before hand

· Service Level Improvement Plans (SLIP)

· State Annual Action Plan (SAAP)

Mission Components;

· Thrust Areas:

1. Water Supply

2. Sewerage facilities and Septage management

3. Storm Water drains to reduce flooding

4. Pedestrian, non-motorized and public transport facilities, parking spaces

5. Enhancing amenity value of cities by creating and upgrading green spaces, parks and recreation centers, especially for children.

· Reform Implementation

· Capacity Building – Individual & Institutional


Kochi is one of the Amrut City in Kerala. As per the Amrut guidelines a City Mission Management Unit has been setup for co-coordinating the activities of Amrut Projects.

Fund allotment:

1. Water Supply                    114.84Cr

2. Sewerage                         61.08Cr

3. Drainage                          60.89Cr

4. Urban transport                31.24Cr

5. Park                                 4.006Cr