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Cities seek to address water logging problem under Atal Mission

Press Information Bureau:  November 17, 2015

Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Mizoram, Gujarat and Odisha take lead in constructing storm water drains 

5 States to invest Rs.242 cr under Atal Mission action plans for 2015-16 

New Delhi: With water logging in cities following rains being a recurrent problem, States and Urban Local Bodies have begun to address this issue under Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT). 

Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Odisha and Mizoram have taken the lead in this regard proposing to invest Rs.242 cr on construction of storm water drains for discharging flood waters in 25 cities in these states under AMRUT action plans for 2015-16. These 5 states account for 82 Atal Mission cities. Other mission cities would be covered in subsequent years. 

Kerala government, in the State Annual Action Plan for 2015-16 under AMRUT submitted to the Ministry of Urban Development has proposed to spend Rs.105 cr (18% of the total outlay of Rs.588 cr) on storm water drains in all the 9 mission cities. Rs.24 cr will be spent in this regard in kochi, Thiruvananthapuram-Rs.18 cr, Thrissur-Rs.15 cr, Guruvayoor-Rs.13 cr, Kannur-Rs.11 cr, Palakkad-Rs.9 cr, Kozhikkode-Rs.7 cr, Allapphuaza-Rs.6 cr and kollam-Rs.2 cr. 

Under the SAAP of Madhya Pradesh for 2015-16 approved by the Ministry of Urban Development, construction of storm water drains will begin in 12 cities at a cost of Rs.36 cr. These being in Hoshangabad at a cos of Rs.6 cr, Ratlam -Rs.5 cr, Damoha (ranked at the bottom in the last Swachh Bharat Survey of 476 cities)-Rs.5 cr, Dewas-Rs.4 cr, Satna-Rs.4 cr, Bhopal, Indore, Ujjain and Rewa-Rs.2 cr each, Shivpuri-Rs.1.73 cr, Burhanpur-Rs.1.67 cr and Chindwara-Rs.0.40 cr. 

In Gujarat, storm water drain projects in Bhuj and Vadodara have been approved at a cos of Rs.39 cr. 

Similar works will be taken up in Puri, Odisha at an approved cost of Rs.15 cr during the current financial year. 

In Mizoram, Rs.47 cr (64% of total approved SAAP outlay of Rs.73 cr for 2015-16) will be spent on construction of storm water drains. 

Under Atal Mission, construction of storm water drains has been prioritized after provision of basic infrastructure relating to water supply and sewerage connections. 

Central assistance to the extent of 50% of project costs will be extended to cities with a population of below 10 lakhs each and one-third of project cost if the population is above ten lakhs. 

Disclaimer: This information has been collected through secondary research and IBEF is not responsible for any errors in the same.

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