Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) was launched on 25th June 2015 in selected 500 cities and towns across the country.
The Mission focuses on development of basic infrastructure, in the selected cities and towns, in the sectors of water supply; sewerage and septage management; storm water drainage; green spaces and parks; and non-motorized urban transport.
A set of Urban Reforms and Capacity Building have been included in the Mission.
Till date, 134 lakh water tap connections and 102 lakh sewer connections (including households covered through Faecal Sludge and Septage Management – FSSM) have been provided through AMRUT against targeted 139 lakh water connections and 145 lakh sewer connections respectively.
AMRUT Mission has been subsumed under AMRUT 2.0, which was launched on 01st October, 2021and ongoing projects of AMRUT 1.0 will be funded with CA till 31st March, 2023.
AMRUT 2.0 has been launched for the period of 05 years i.e. from the financial year 2021-22 to the financial year 2025-26.
It is designed to provide universal coverage of water supply through functional taps to all households in all the statutory towns in the country and coverage of sewerage/septage management in 500 cities covered in first phase of the AMRUT scheme.
is designed to provide universal coverage of water supply through functional taps to all households in all the statutory towns in the country and coverage of sewerage/septage management in 500 cities covered in first phase of the AMRUT scheme.
The Urban Learning Internship Programme (TULIP)
The Urban Learning Internship Program (TULIP) is a platform developed by Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs (MoHUA) in collaboration with Ministry of Education (MoE) and All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE).
It’s created to provide internships to students and graduates in ULBs, Smart Cities, Parastatals of States/UTs.
Since the launch of TULIP Programme in June 2020, so far more than 25,000 internship opportunities have been advertized; of which more than 5,000 internships have been offered; of which more than 3,500 have been completed.
Bio-fuels and Biorefineries
India is one of the leading producers of biofuels in the world.
The Public Sector Oil Marketing Companies (OMCs) have procured ethanol from domestic producers and thereafter blended 433.6 crore litres of ethanol in petrol during the Ethanol Supply Year (ESY) 2021-22 (ESY: 1st December to 30th November).
They have also procured 5.83 crore litres of bio-diesel till November, 2022 for blending with diesel during the financial year 2022-23.
The Oi-l and Gas Marketing Companies (OGMCs) have issued 3694 Letters of Intent (LoIs) to potential entrepreneurs for procurement of Compressed Bio Gas (CBG) up to 31st October, 2022.