Jammu & Kashmir

GoI approves 744.18 crore for round-the-clock quality water supply in JK

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Srinagar: The Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs India, in its fifth APEX committee meeting approved the UT Water Action Plan (UTWAP) for 153 projects amounting to Rs 1,665.10 crore for 78 ULBs of JK under Atal Mission for Rejuvenation of Urban Transformation (AMRUT) 2.0.

Principal Secretary, of the Housing and Urban Development Department, Dheeraj Gupta, made a presentation on the action plan to the Apex Committee.

The meeting was held under the Chairmanship of Union Secretary MoHUA, Manoj Joshi.

The UTWAP will be covering 99 projects under Water Supply, 4 under Sewerage and Seepage Management besides 50 Water Bodies.

It was informed that out of the total approved allocation of Rs 1,665.00 crore, an amount of Rs 744.18 has been earmarked under CAPEX Budget of the Housing and Urban Development Department for providing round-the-clock quality water supply, universal households water tap connections to all the urban areas of JK and coverage of households under Sewerage and Seepage Management in three Mission Cities of AMRUT including Srinagar, Jammu and Anantnag.

Besides, under AMRUT 2.0 about 2.25 lakh, new tap household connections would be provided and more than 4 lakh connections would be augmented. Likewise, 72,872 sewage connections in the three Mission Cities of Srinagar, Jammu, and Anantnag shall be provided and 54 MLD capacities of Sewage treatment plants will be augmented under AMRUT 2.0.

Pertinently, AMRUT 2.0 has been designed to provide universal coverage of water supply through functional taps to all households in all the statutory towns of the country and coverage of sewerage/seepage management in AMRUT cities by 2025-26.

The meeting was also attended by the Commissioners of Jammu Municipal Corporation and Srinagar Municipal Corporation, Chief Engineers, and other concerned officers.


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