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)
· 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.
1. Water Supply 114.84Cr
2. Sewerage 61.08Cr
3. Drainage 60.89Cr
4. Urban transport 31.24Cr
5. Park 4.006Cr