Government of India examined AMRUT ventures in Chandigarh, Punjab and Haryana

Chandigarh under the Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urbanization Development (AMRUT) has completed all of its projects.

Chandigarh under the Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urbanization Development (AMRUT) has completed all of its projects. Haryana has completed 63 such projects while Punjab, according to a government statement released Thursday, has taken up 185 of those projects. Chandigarh is ranked second in the scheme’s national rankings and ranks 12 and 26 respectively for Haryana and Punjab.

AMRUT is one of the three flagship schemes of the National Democratic Alliance government and is aimed at urban development. The timeline of the mission has been extended until March 2021. On Thursday, Durga Shanker Mishra, secretary, ministry of housing and urban affairs held a review meeting with the officials of Punjab, Haryana, and Chandigarh to check the progress made.

A statement issued following the meeting reads, “Chandigarh has awarded contracts for all 12 projects (100%) of the approved SAAP (state annual action plan) of Rs57 crore. In Punjab, against a SAAP size of Rs2,767 crore, 185 projects have been taken up and contracts have been awarded for projects costing Rs2,132 crore.”

In Haryana, 136 projects have been taken up by the government.

Under the scheme, Haryana has provided 222,000 sewer connections, Punjab has given 175,000 new connections while Chandigarh has provided 20,000 new connections.

AMRUT was launched in 2015 to cover 500 cities across the country to develop basic infrastructure.

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