Under the AMRUT (Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation) plan, the Madhya Pradesh government has proposed to improve basic infrastructure relating to water supply and sewerage network services besides storm water drainage, urban transport and parks and green services in 32 cities and towns during the current financial year at a cost of Rs 1,656 crore.
The state government has submitted State Annual Action Plan (SAAP) in this regard to the Ministry of Urban Development, India.
SAAP has been formulated based on Service Level Improvement Plans for each of the 32 mission cities.
In the annual plan for state furnished to the Urban Development Ministry, Madhya Pradesh government informed that 51 per cent of all urban households in the state are having water supply connections and water supply at present is 88 litres per capita per day (lpcd) as against the norm of 135 lpcd. Only 11 per cent of urban households are having sewerage network services.
Coverage of households with water supply connections in 32 mission cities ranged from 21 per cent in Pithampur to 74 per cent in Gwalior and Dewas. Coverage is below 50 per cent in Bhopal, Satna, Morena, Singrauli, Burhanpur, Shivpuri, Vidisha, Chattarpur, Damoh, Hoshangabad, Sehore, Datia and Nagda, the release stated.
No sewerage networks are available in 11 of the 27 mission cities and towns in which sewerage projects are proposed to be undertaken. Only Indore and Gwalior have coverage of sewerage networks to the extent of 62 per cent and 60 per cent, respectively. In other cities and towns, the coverage ranged from 3 per cent to 25 per cent.
Under Action Plan for 2015-16, the state government proposed investment of Rs 1,656 crore of which central assistance will be Rs 672 crore while the state government will contribute Rs 756 crore and the rest of Rs 228 crore will be met from the resources of respective urban local bodies (ULBs).
Of this, cost of water supply projects is Rs 582 crore, sewerage projects Rs 926 crore, storm water drains Rs 36 crore, urban transport Rs 70 crore and provision of parks and green spaces Rs 41 crore.
During the five year mission period of AMRUT, the state government has proposed to take up a total of 101 projects with a total investment of Rs 8,279 crore including Rs 2,912 crore on water supply projects, Rs 4,628 crore on sewerage projects, storm water drains Rs 180 crore, urban transport Rs 351 crore and Rs 207 crore on provision of parks and green spaces.
Under Atal Mission, central government will bear 50 per cent of project costs in cities with a population of up to 10 lakh each and one third of project costs in mission cities with population of above 10 lakh each.