Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) is a Centrally Sponsored Scheme launched on 25th June 2015 to make urban areas more livable and inclusive besides driving the economic growth through a set of Reforms. The scheme replaced the erstwhile Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM). The key idea is to provide the basic services to households and build amenities in cities, with a special emphasis on improving the quality of life for the poor and the disadvantaged.
The objective of AMRUT is to:
A total of 500 cities has been taken under the AMRUT. The following category of cities are covered under the scheme:
The total outlay for the scheme is Rs. 50,000 crore for five years from FY 2015-16 to FY 2019-20
The thrust areas of development under the scheme are:
The Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) is the nodal ministry for the scheme. MoUD approves a State Annual Action Plan each year.
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