The Punjab Government today accorded approval of the State Annual Action Plan (SAAP) amounting to Rs.3339 Crore in next 5 years for the development of the infrastructure project components of water supply, sewerage, seepage, storm water drainage, urban transport, green space & parks, reforms management and capacity building for 16 cities selected under Atal Mission for Rejuvenation & Urban Transformation (AMRUT). A high level committee under Chief Secretary today approved the plan and the same shall now be forwarded to Govt. of India for placing before the Apex Committee for approval and release of funds.
Disclosing this here today, Anil Joshi Local Government Minister said that the Govt. of India had issued guidelines of Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) with basic aim is to provide basic services (e.g. water supply, sewerage, urban transport, etc.) to households and build amenities in cities to improve the quality of life for all, especially the poor.He said that Punjab Municipal Infrastructure Development Company (PMIDC), the State Level Nodal Agency (SLNA) of Punjab engaged M/s WAPCOS Ltd (A Government of India Enterprises) as Consultant for preparing the Service Level Improvement Plans (SLIPS) for approved 16 Cities of Punjab (Abohar, Amritsar, Barnala, Batala, Bathinda, Ferozepur, Hoshiarpur, Jalandhar, Khanna, Ludhiana, Malerkotla, Moga, Mukatsar, Patiala, Pathankot and SAS Nagar) having population more than 1 Lakh and State Annual Action Plan (SAAP).