DELHI, (Smart Cities News): On 25th June 2021, we celebrate 6 impactful years of Smart Cities Mission, Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojna (PMAY), and AMRUT. Let’s take a quick look at these missions.
Smart Cities Mission On 25th June 2015, the government launched the ambitious Smart Cities Mission. The main objective is to promote cities that provide core infrastructure, a clean and sustainable environment, and decent quality of life to their citizens by applying ‘smart solutions.’ The Mission aims to drive economic growth and improve quality of life through comprehensive work on social, economic, physical, and institutional pillars of the city. The focus is on sustainable and inclusive development by the creation of replicable models which act as lighthouses to other aspiring cities. 100 cities have been selected to be developed as Smart Cities through a two-stage competition.
Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana – Urban (PMAY-U), a flagship mission of the Government of India being implemented by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA), was launched on the 25th June 2015. The Mission addresses urban housing shortage among the EWS/LIG and MIG categories including the slum dwellers by ensuring a pucca house to all eligible urban households by the year 2022 when the Nation completes 75 years of its Independence.
Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) was launched by Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi in June 2015 with the focus to establish the infrastructure that could ensure adequate robust sewage networks and water supply for urban transformation by implementing urban revival projects. Rajasthan was the first state in the country to submit State Annual Action Plan under Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT). The scheme Housing for All by 2022 and Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) were launched on the same day. The scheme is dependent on the public-private partnership(PPP) model. If required, various other schemes like Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, Housing for all 2022, along with the local state schemes related to water supply and sewerage, and other infrastructure-related schemes can be linked to AMRUT.
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.
The purpose of Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) is to
- Ensure that every household has access to a tap with an assured supply of water and a sewerage connection.
- Increase the amenity value of cities by developing greenery and well maintained open spaces (e.g. parks) and
- Reduce pollution by switching to public transport or constructing facilities for non-motorized transport (e.g. walking and cycling). All these outcomes are valued by citizens, particularly women, and indicators and standards have been prescribed by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA ) in the form of Service Level Benchmarks (SLBs).
These missions have changed the country’s lives and contributed to the Transforming Urban Landscape of India. So that occasion MOHUA organized an event on 25th June 2021 at 04:15 PM. You can join this event by using this link. Facebook.com/smartcitiesmoh…