The Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) covers solely about 60 per cent of the city populace and the authorities are actively thinking about an observe-up scheme that will cowl a hundred per cent of the city areas, Housing and Urban Affairs Minister Hardeep Singh Puri stated Thursday.
The AMRUT scheme was once launched with the aid of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in June 2015 to set up an infrastructure that would make certain sturdy sewage networks and water furnish for city transformation.
Responding to a query in Lok Sabha, Puri stated Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman in her finances announcement had talked about a observe up to the AMRUT scheme.
The AMRUT scheme only covers 60 per cent plus of India’s city populace and the authorities are actively thinking about a comply with-up scheme which will cowl one hundred per cent of the city areas, the minister stated amid non-stop protests with the aid of Opposition participants over the Pegasus spying row and farmers’ issue.
To a query on the variety of ongoing initiatives below Smart Cities Mission in Karnataka, Puri stated the clever metropolis programme is a special programme that has been carried out in the united states of America for the first time.
It was once conceived quickly after the Modi authorities took workplace in May 2014 and it was once introduced in June 2015, he pointed out.
“The notion used to be to use science to introduce ease of residing and inclusive and sustainable development. The manner of choosing a hundred clever cities used to be no longer a determination procedure ordained via the central government. A machine of aggressive bidding was once introduced and all cities that wished to compete for inclusion in the clever cities venture had been invited to publish unique proposals which they would put into effect over five years,” Puri said.
Will, there be a observe up to the one hundred clever cities that is something we will want to see, he added.