20th November, 2018

Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT)

Overview

The Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) is a city-development scheme launched on June 25, 2015 aimed at providing basic services to households, building amenities in cities and introducing reforms in governance, which will improve the quality of life for all especially for the poor and the disadvantaged.

Launched under the Ministry of Urban Development (MoUD), AMRUT scheme focuses on:

  • ensuring that every household has access to water supply, sewerage and septage management
  • reducing floods by installing storm water drainage
  • enhancing amenity value of cities by creating and upgrading green spaces, parks and recreation centers, designed with children-friendly features
  • reducing pollution by switching to public transport or creating facilities for non-motorized transport like walking and cycling

These projects will be linked to promotion of capacity building and urban reforms such as:

  • E-governance, augmenting double-entry accounting, constitution of a professional municipal cadre, transferring funds to Urban Local Bodies (ULBs), reviewing building regulations, Swachh Bharat Mission, improved mechanisms for collection of Municipal tax and fees, etc.

 

Eligibility 

The scheme will cover projects in 500 cities and towns according to the following criteria:

  • All cities and towns with a population of over 1 lakh having notified municipalities and civilian areas
  • All cities and towns of states/UTs not included in the first criteria
  • All cities/towns considered as Heritage Cities by MoUD under the HRIDAY Scheme
  • 13 cities/town located on the stems of main rivers with population between 75,000 and 1 lakh
  • 10 cities from hill states, islands and tourist destinations

Benefits 

AMRUT aims at creating infrastructure and improving the delivery of services in cities which has a direct impact on the real needs of people. This is aimed at enabling towns and cities to eventually grow into smart cities. Funds can be sourced by converging AMRUT with other schemes like Swachh Bharat MissionHRIDAY scheme, Digital IndiaHousing for All, etc.

The total outlay of funds allocated for AMRUT is Rs 50,000 Crore for a period of five years from FY 2015-16 to FY 2019-20. The centrally sponsored fund will be divided among states/UTs at the beginning of each year. Central assistance for the projects will be released in three installments in the ratio of 20:40:40 of the approved cost.

Documents Required 

Not Applicable

How to Apply:

Not Applicable

Link

For information on the scheme, you can visit:

Contact Information

Ministry of Urban Development,
Maulana Azad Rd, Rajpath Area,
Central Secretariat,
New Delhi- 110001

Shri Neeraj Mandloi 
Joint Secretary (UD&A) and National Mission Director
Ministry of Urban Development, Govt of India
144-C, Nirman Bhawan, New Delhi-110108
Email ID – jsud@nic.in
Phone: +91-11-2306 3255, 2306 2028(Fax)

Shri Shiv Pal Singh 
Director (AMRUT)
Ministry of Urban Development, Govt of India
201-C, Nirman Bhawan, New Delhi-110108
Email ID – shivpal.singh@gov.in
Phone/Fax: +91-11-2306 2399

Contact Details of Commissioners and Mayors of AMRUT cities can be accessed here: 
Contact Details Of Commissioners And Mayors Of Amrut Cities

Contact Details of State Nodal Officers/Mission Directors for AMRUT can be found here: 
Contact Details Of State Nodal Officers/ Mission Directors For Amrut