Government of India’s Ministry of housing and urban affairs (MoHUA) reviewed the progress of AMRUT Scheme in the states of Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh.
Around 32 projects have been completed in Himachal Pradesh under the Amrut scheme and 41 projects are under implementation. In Uttarakhand, around 151 projects have been taken up. Of these hundred projects are under implementation and 47 have been completed. They include new household water tap connections, sewer connections, street lights replaced with LED lights. Under the Amrut scheme rankings, Uttarakhand was ranked 24th position and Himachal Pradesh ranked 15th position.
The cities have been instructed by the MoHUA to take up the “catch the rain” campaign. The objective of the campaign is to conserve every drop of water. Under the catch the rain campaign, rainwater harvesting will be incorporated in all structures of the cities.
About Online building permission system
Both Uttarakhand & Himachal Pradesh have implemented online building permission system. This system is a part of ease of doing business in the cities.
About AMRUT Scheme
It is Atal mission for rejuvenation and urban transformation. It focuses on water supply, septage management, storm water drainage to reduce flooding, green space, non-motorized urban transport.
More than 500 cities have been selected under the Amrut scheme. The cities were selected based on the following criteria
- The cities with population more than 100,000
- All the capital cities that are not covered in the above criteria
- 10 cities from islands, tourist destinations and Hill States.
- 13 cities on rivers with population more than 75 thoudand and less than 100,000
- All the cities that are classified as Heritage cities under the HRIDAY scheme
About Hriday scheme
HRIDAY scheme is the national city development and augmentation Yojana that was launched on 21st January 2015. Scheme aims to conserve heritage and increase economic growth of Heritage cities. It is being implemented by the Ministry of housing and urban affairs.
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