Centre begins approval of long term investment plans
Seeking to ensure timely implementation of basic urban infrastructure projects and achieve mission targets by 2019-20, the Ministry of Urban Development, in a paradigm shift has begun approving investments in water supply, sewerage networks etc, for the next three financial years under Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT).
An inter-ministerial apex committee of AMRUT, chaired by Urban Development Secretary Rajiv Gauba, on Friday approved investments of Rs 5,815 crore during 2017-20 in the states of Gujrat, Rajasthan, Punjab, Bihar and Tripura. At the meet, Gauba said,
“Against the business as usual approach of approving action plans every year and that too towards the end of a financial year, the ministry has decided to accord approvals under Atal Mission for the next three financial years to enable advance planning and timely execution to meet the mission targets by 2019-20.