Rs 120 cr projects sanctions under Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation 2.0 (AMRUT) 2.0 for Ladakh

    Publish Date: 10 May, 2022

    leh, May 10: Sewerage Treatment Plant for Kargil and extension of existing sewerage Network in Leh town was sanctioned by Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs Government of India in the second meeting of the Apex Committee under the Chairmanship of Secretary MoHUA under AMRUT 2.0. A total assistance of Rs 120 cr has been allocated to UT of Ladakh under the scheme.
    The agenda of the meeting was to discuss the proposals submitted by States/ UTs under AMRUT 2.0 for consideration / approval under Tranche 1 of State Water Action Plans (SWAP).
    The Commissioner Secretary, Housing and Urban Development Department, UT of Ladakh presented the proposal submitted under the scheme. The Secretary HUDD informed the Chair that the UT has envisaged projects for 24×7 urban water supply, sewerage system, development of parks and rejuvenation of water bodies under AMRUT 2.0 for the 2 districts of UT, i.e. Leh and Kargil. At present, two proposals are submitted to Apex Committee under SWAP Tranche1 are for the Sewerage system of Kargil and Leh. He also informed the Chair that at present there is no sewerage system in Kargil and the proposal also included the distribution network and STPs. Given the topography and challenges presented by extreme cold climate appropriate compatible technology that would make the pipeline network and STPs resilient to freezing.
    It is pertinent to mention that Hon’ble Prime Minister launched AMRUT 2.0 on 1 October, 2021 with an aims to develop water-secure cities in the spirit of AatmaNirbhar Bharat. lt targets to provide reliable 2.68 crore new water tap connections to all in about 4,800 statutory towns. Also, it proposes to get universal household coverage of sewerage/ septage services in 500 AMRUT cities through 2.64 crore new sewer connections. Rejuvenation of water bodies, green spaces and parks are other components of this Mission. Outcome based funding is its major feature. Total indicative national outlay for AMRUT 2.0 is Rs 2,99,000 crore.