In a noteworthy development, Haryana has provided 2.29 lakh new household water tap connections so far. Chandigarh has met the target of 20,000 for tap connections. This information was given to Shri Durga Shanker Mishra, Secretary, Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA).
Haryana has provided 2.22 lakh sewer connections and Punjab has given 1.75 lakh new connections. Chandigarh has provided 20,000 new sewer connections.
The Secretary, MoHUA has complimented the State Government of Haryana for eliminating water logging at 300 points.
Further, Haryana has so far replaced 1.95 lakh streetlights with LED lights, Punjab has replaced 2.51 lakh lights and Chandigarh has replaced 43,853 lights. The States/UT were requested to expedite the process for replacement of the streetlights with LED lights.
Both the States of Haryana and Punjab have implemented the system in their Mission cities. Chandigarh assured that the OBPS would be implemented by 30″ September, 2020 in all mission cities.
Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) was launched on 25th June, 2015 in 500 cities across the country, covering about 60% of the total urban population. It is a centrally sponsored scheme with a total outlay of ₹ 1,00,000 crore including a Central Assistance of ₹ 50,000 crore spread over 5 years i.e. from FY 2015-2016 to FY 2019-2020. The thrust areas of the Mission are water supply, sewerage & septage management, storm water drainage, green spaces & parks and non-motorized urban transport. Besides creating basic infrastructure, the Mission also has a reform agenda spread over four years.