Recently Prime Minister launched Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation: AMRUT 2.0.
AMRUT 2.0 will work towards AMRUT’s progress to meet water needs, rejuvenate water bodies, better manage aquifers and reuse treated wastewater. This will boost the circular economy of water.
Key Features of AMRUT 2.0
- To achieve 100% coverage of water supply to all households in about 4,700 Urban Local Bodies (ULBs).
- Going beyond the 500 cities covered under the AMRUT scheme, covering all 4,372 cities with a population of more than 1 lakh, covering 100% urban India.
Public-Private Partnership (PPP): It has been made mandatory for cities with a population of more than one million to adopt a minimum of 10 per cent of their total project fund allocation for PPP projects.
Cycle economy of water: Creating city water balance plan for each city with focus on recycling or reusing treated sewage, rejuvenation of water bodies and water conservation.
Drinking water survey will be conducted in cities to ensure equitable distribution of water, reuse of waste water and mapping of water bodies.
The scheme was launched with an aim to focus on building infrastructure. Its objective was to provide basic civic amenities like water supply, sewerage, urban transport, development of parks etc. to improve the quality of life of all citizens.
Source – PIB