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Centre approves investment of Rs 266 crore under AMRUT

In a move aimed at improving water supply and sewage networks in the national Capital, the Centre on Wednesday approved the Annual Action Plan of Delhi for 2016-17. The action plan has been approved under Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) with a project investment of Rs 266 crore for improving water supply and sewage networks.

A similar Action Plan for 2015-16 of Delhi with an investment of Rs 223 crore was also approved in January this year. With this, the total investment approved for Delhi under the Atal Mission for improving basic urban infrastructure has gone up to Rs 489 crore.

The entire project costs of Rs 489 crore would be provided as central assistance to the government of National Capital Territory of Delhi under Atal Mission Guidelines. Of this, Rs 215 crore would be invested in improving water supply, Rs 254 crore for improving sewerage networks and septage management, while Rs 8 crore for drainage networks and Rs 12 crore for developing open and green spaces.

Under the approved plan, the Delhi Jal Board would take up five water supply projects in East Municipal Corporation of Delhi area at a total cost of Rs 102 crore, one sewerage project in North MCD area at a cost of Rs 95 crore and another sewerage project in South MCD area at a cost of Rs 55 crore, an official release of Urban Development Ministry said.

In addition, South MCD would take up a storm water drainage project with an investment of Rs 8 crore, East MCD would take up one park development at a cost of Rs 4 crore while New Delhi Municipal Council would take up one park development at a cost of Rs 2.70 crore, the release said. 
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