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 r
equired over a 20 year period, at 2009-10 prices, was made by the High Powered Expert Committee (HPEC) during 2011.
The components of the AMRUT consist of capacity building, reform implementation, water
supply, sewerage and septage
management, storm water drainage, urban transport and
development of green spaces and parks. During the process of planning, the Urban Local Bodies
(ULBs) will strive to include some smart features in the physical infrastructure components. The
details of the Mission components are given below.
- Water supply systems including augmentation of existing water supply, water treatment plants and universal metering.
- Rehabilitation of old water supply systems, including treatment plants.
- Rejuvenation of water bodies specifically for drinking water supply and recharging of ground water.
- Special water supply arrangement for difficult areas, hill and coastal cities, including those having water quality problems (e.g. arsenic, fluoride)
- Decentralised, networked underground sewerage systems, including augmentation of existing sewerage systems and sewage treatment plants.
- Rehabilitation of old sewerage system and treatment plants.
- Recycling of water for beneficial purposes and reuse of wastewater.
- Faecal Sludge Management-cleaning, transportation and treatment in a cost-effective manner.
- Mechanical and Biological cleaning of sewers and septic tanks and recovery of operational cost in full.
Storm Water Drainage
- Construction and improvement of drains and storm water drains in order to reduce and eliminate flooding.
Green space and parks
- Development of green space and parks with special provision for child-friendly components.
- Ferry vessels for inland waterways (excluding port/bay infrastructure) and buses.
- Footpaths/ walkways, sidewalks, foot over-bridges and facilities for non-motorised transport (e.g. bicycles).
- Multi-level parking.
- Bus Rapid Transit System (BRTS).
Reforms management & support
- Support structures, activities and funding support for reform implementation.
- Independent Reform monitoring agencies.
- This has two components-individual and institutional capacity building.
- The capacity building will not be limited to the Mission Cities, but will be extended to other ULBs as well.
- Continuation of the Comprehensive Capacity Building Programme (CCBP) after its realignment towards the new Missions.