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    81 cities to invest over Rs 5700 Cr in basic infrastructure

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    Urban infra sectorEighty-one cities in Tamil Nadu, Madhya Pradesh, Jharkhand, Odisha and Mizoram will invest over Rs 5700 crore to enhance basic infrastructure including water supply and sewerage system. The investments will be made under Atal Mission for Rejuventation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) action plans for the current year. An inter-ministerial apex committee headed by Urban Development Secretary, Madhusudan Prasad, has approved state annual action plans (SAAP) of these five states. Central assistance will be provided to an extent of Rs 2,440 cr while the rest would be contributed by state governments and urban local bodies. With about half of the urban households in these 81 cities not having water supply and sewerage connections, Rs 4,290 cr of the total approved outlay would go into providing household water supply connections and enhancing water supply in 53 cities. While Rs 1,133 cr would be spent on providing sewerage connections in 41 cities, Rs 92 cr would be invested in storm water drainage projects in 14 cities, Rs 80 crore for promoting non-motorized public transport in 22 and Rs 113 cr for providing parks and green spaces in 76 mission cities. State annual action plans of each state is formulated by integrating Service Level Improvement Plans (SLIP) of each AMRUT city in respective state. SLIP of each mission city is evolved after a detailed analysis of gaps in basic infrastructure.

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