ATAL MISSION FOR REJUVINATION AND URBAN TRANSFORMATION

(AMRUT)

Official Ministry web link: http://amrut.gov.in

Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) was launched on the 25th June, 2015 by the Ministry of Urban Development (MoUD), Government of India. As per the mission guidelines, the State of Mizoram focuses on the following Thrust Areas:

  1. Water supply,
  2. Sewerage and septage management,
  3. Storm water drains to reduce flooding,
  4. Pedestrian, non-motorized and public transport facilities, parking spaces, and
  5. Enhancing amenity value of cities by creating and upgrading green spaces, parks and recreation centers, especially for children.

Ministry of Urban Development has selected the capital city i.e. Aizawl in the State of Mizoram. Aizawl Municipal Corporation is the only Urban Local Body in Mizoram which was established in the year 2008. The AMC consists of 19 elected members representing 19 wards of the city appointed by the Governor of Mizoram. Government of Mizoram constituted the State Level High Powered Steering Committee (SLHPSC) under the chairmanship of Chief Secretary, Government of Mizoram and State Level Technical Committee (SLTC) chaired by the Secretary, UD&PA Deptt., Government of Mizoram under AMRUT vide letter No. B.11030/115/2015 – UD&PA dt. 11.08.2015 in line with the Mission Guidelines. The State Government designated UD & PA Deptt. as the State Mission Directorate and appointed the Secretary, UD & PA Deptt. as the State Mission Director and the Director, UD & PA Deptt. is appointed as the State Nodal Officer.

UD&PA Deptt. being appointed as the State Mission Directorate and Nodal Department for the implementation of AMRUT, the concerned officials from the Nodal Department and ULB attended training on preparation of SLIP conducted by MoUD at Guwahati on 1st week of Sept, 2015. For the successful preparation of SLIP, Stakeholders Consultative Meeting was held on 15th Sept, 2015 under the chairmanship of Minister, UD&PA Deptt., Government of Mizoram with all line departments and parastatals. The meeting agreed that SLIP will be prepared with all the involvement of concerned departments like PHED, PWD, ULB and State Mission Directorate. SLIP was prepared with active participation from all line departments and submitted online to the Ministry. After SLIP was approved by MoUD, the second important step in this mission is preparation of State Annual Action Plan (SAAP) for the period of 2015-16 as SAAP is designed to be prepared annually during the mission period. In order to prepare effective SAAP, and as per the mission guidelines for the development of the city, UD & PA Deptt., being the nodal department had organized Handholding sessions for finalization of SAAP under AMRUT on 1st Oct, 2015 with National Consultants from MoUD, GOI and concerned departments viz., PHE, PWD, AMC who took active part in the session. After careful deliberations, SAAP was prepared based on the data of SLIP which was approved by SLHPSC on 19th October, 2015. The approved SAAP was submitted to MoUD on 29th October, 2015. Mizoram SAAP was approved by the Apex Committee, MoUD, Government of Mizoram on 13th November, 2016. DPRs were prepared and approved on 30th December, 2015 by SLTC.

As per the guidelines of AMRUT, SLIP and SAAP were prepared on the funding pattern of 50:50 initially which were already approved. As per the MoUD letter vide No. F.N.K – 16011/1/3/2016-AMRUT dt. 10.03.2016, the funding pattern of AMRUT mission from the ratio of 50:50 was altered to 90:10 from Central share and State share. As a result of this, the total SAAP size was downsized and the DPRs prepared needed to be changed due to the new funding pattern. The total size of SAAP for the period of 2015-16 was Rs. 41.687 crores with the funding pattern of 90:10 i.e. Rs. 36.5 crores is Central share and Rs. 4.057 crores is State share. Rs 1.13 crores is allocated for A&OE. The funding allocation for the year 2015-16 is as follows:

Sl.No

Sector

Centre

State

Total (in crs)

1

Water Supply

3.65

0.406

4.056

2

Septage Management & Bio digester

3.65

0.406

4.056

3

Drainage

23.36

2.596

25.596

4

Urban Transport

4.928

0.548

5.476

5

Green Space & Parks

0.912

0.101

1.013

6

A.&O.E.

1.13

-

1.13

 

 

 

 

41.687


MoUD recently allocated Rs. 42 crores as Central Share for SAAP 2016-17 and Rs. 1.12 crores for A&OE with the funding pattern of 90:10 for the State of Mizoram. Therefore, the total SAAP size of AMRUT for the year 2016-17 is Rs. 47.79 crores. SAAP 2016-17 is under preparation.