Und Government of Jharkhand
Urban Development & Housing Department
Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation
PROJECT BACKGROUND AND SUMMARY
Providing basic services (e.g. water supply, sewerage, urban transport) to households and build amenities in cities which will improve the quality of life for all, especially the poor and the disadvantaged is a national priority. An estimate of the funds required over a 20 year period, at 2009-10 prices, was made by the High Powered Expert Committee (HPEC) during 2011. The Committee estimated that Rs. 39.2 lakh crore was required for creation of urban infrastructure, including Rs. 17.3 lakh crore for urban roads and Rs. 8 lakh crore for services, such as water supply, sewerage, solid waste management and storm water drains. Moreover, the requirement for Operation and Maintenance (O&M) was separately estimated to be Rs. 19.9 lakh crore.

Learnings from the earlier Mission have shown that infrastructure creation should have a direct impact on the real needs of people, such as providing taps and toilet connections to all households. This means that the focus should be on infrastructure creation that has a direct link to provision of better services to people and this was explicitly stated by the President of India in his speeches to the Joint Sessions of the Parliament on 9 June, 2014 and 23 February, 2015.

Therefore, the purpose of Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) is to (i) ensure that every household has access to a tap with assured supply of water and a sewerage connection; (ii) increase the amenity value of cities by developing greenery and well maintained open spaces (e.g. parks); and (iii) reduce pollution by switching to public transport or constructing facilities for non-motorized transport (e.g. walking and cycling). All these outcomes are valued by citizens, particularly women, and indicators and standards have been prescribed by the Ministry of Urban Development (MoUD) in the form of Service Level Benchmarks (SLBs).

However, the pursuit of better outcomes will not stop with the provision of taps and sewerage connections to all (universal coverage). Other benchmarks will be targeted following a step-by-step process after achieving the benchmark of universal coverage. Such a gradual process of achieving benchmarks is called “incrementalism”. This does not mean that other SLBs are less important, but that in the incremental process SLBs are achieved gradually according to National Priorities. In the case of urban transport the benchmark will be to reduce pollution in cities while construction and maintenance of storm water drains is expected to reduce, and ultimately eliminate, flooding in cities, thereby making cities resilient.

Earlier, the MoUD used to give project-by-project sanctions. In the AMRUT this has been replaced by approval of the State Annual Action Plan once a year by the MoUD and the States have to give project sanctions and approval at their end. In this way, the AMRUT makes States equal partners in planning and implementation of projects, thus actualizing the spirit of cooperative federalism. A sound institutional structure is the foundation to make Missions successful. Therefore, Capacity Building and a set of Reforms have been included in the Mission. Reforms will lead to mprovement in service delivery, mobilization of resources and making municipal functioning more transparent and functionaries more accountable, while Capacity Building will empower municipal functionaries and lead to timely completion of projects. Ministry of Urban Development has identified 7 cities of the state of Jharkhand. The selection has been done basis of Census Data-2011. These cities are mentioned below:
Thrust areas
The Mission will focus on the following Thrust Areas:
  • water supply,
  • sewerage facilities and septage management,
  • storm water drains to reduce flooding,
  • pedestrian, non-motorized and public transport facilities, parking spaces, and
  • enhancing amenity value of cities by creating and upgrading green spaces, parks and recreation centers, especially for children.
Coverage
Five hundred cities will be taken up under AMRUT. The list of cities will be notified at an appropriate time. The category of cities that will be covered in the AMRUT is given below:
  • All Cities and Towns with a population of over one lakh with notified Municipalities, including Cantonment Boards (Civilian areas),
  • All Capital Cities/Towns of States/ UTs, not covered in 2.1(i),
  • All Cities/ Towns classified as Heritage Cities by MoUD under the HRIDAY Scheme,
  • Thirteen Cities and Towns on the stem of the main rivers with a population above 75,000 and less than 1 lakh, and
  • Ten Cities from hill states, islands and tourist destinations (not more than one from each State).
According to the mission guideline, Government of India will provide 50% of the project cost to the cities less than 10 Lakh and 1/3 of the project cost to the cities having a population of more than 10 Lakhs. The mission will focus on following thrust areas:
  • Water Supply,
  • Sewerage facilities and septage management,
  • Storm Water drains to reduce flooding,
  • Pedestrian, non-motorized and public transport facilities, parking spaces,
  • Enhancing amenity value of cities by creating and upgrading green spaces, parks and recreation centers, especially for children.
Important Documents
# Date Description Download/View
1 29/09/2015 Gazzette Notification of SLTC
2 29/09/2015 Gazzette Notification of SHPSC
3 State Annual Action Plan (SAAP) of Jharkhand (Financial Year - 2016-17)
4 State Annual Action Plan (SAAP) of Jharkhand (Financial Year - 2015-16)
5 28/03/2016 Minutes of 1st Meeting of State Level Technical Committee (SLTC) of Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) under the chairmanship of Principal Secretary, U.D. & H.D. Jharkhand held on 28th March, 2016.
6 08/08/2016 Minutes of 2nd Meeting of State Level Technical Committee (SLTC) of Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) under the chairmanship of Principal Secretary, U.D. & H.D. Jharkhand held on 8th Aug. 2016.
7 04/11/2016 Minutes of 3rd Meeting of State Level Technical Committee (SLTC) of Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) under the chairmanship of Principal Secretary, U.D. & H.D. Jharkhand held on 4th Nov. 2016(04/11/2016).
8 27/01/2017 Minutes of 4th Meeting of State Level Technical Committee (SLTC) of Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) under the chairmanship of Principal Secretary, U.D. & H.D. Jharkhand held on 27 Jan. 2017.
9 16/03/2017 Minutes of 5th Meeting of State Level Technical Committee (SLTC) of Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) under the chairmanship of Principal Secretary, U.D. & H.D. Jharkhand held on 16 March 2017.
10 25/04/2017 Minutes of 6th Meeting of State Level Technical Committee (SLTC) of Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) under the chairmanship of Principal Secretary, U.D. & H.D. Jharkhand held on 25 April 2017.
11 31/05/2017 Minutes of 7th Meeting of State Level Technical Committee (SLTC) of Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) under the chairmanship of Principal Secretary, U.D. & H.D. Jharkhand held on 31 May 2017.
12 12/12/2017 Minutes of the 5th State Level High Powered Steering Committee (SHPSC) of AMRUT held under the Chairmanship of Chief Secretary, Govt of Jharkhand on 12th December 2017.
MANAGEMENT STRUCTURE
For successful implementation and close monitoring of the project, State Level High Powered Steering Committee (SHPSC) has declared State Urban Development Agency (SUDA) as state level nodal agency of the scheme and Director, SUDA as Nodal officer of the project. The State Mission Management Unit (SMMU) and City Mission Management Unit (CMMU) functions under the supervision of Director, SUDA. Apart from this, State Level Technical Committee (SLTC) has approved the appointment of Jharkhand Urban Infrastructure Company Limited (JUIDCO) as Project Development and Management Consultant (PDMC) to provide end-to-end support. The projects are identified after mandatory consultations with concerned ULBs and its residents. Accordingly, ULB has identified the projects and then put up into their Service Level Improvement Plans (SLIPs) on the specified format availed by MoUD. After the submission of SLIPs, state has aggregated it to State Annual Action Plan (SAAP). The prepared SAAP have submitted for their consideration. SHPSC has decided to consider the SAAP of FY 2016-17 to recommend for approval from the Apex Committee.
Contact
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