Belagavi has been included under the Centre’s flagship programme of Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) with 26 other cities of the state.
All these cities/towns have more than a lakh population. The AMRUT project will be implemented on PPP model with equal share of funding from the Centre and State. These cities have to encourage peoples’ participation in the execution of projects and collect user charges. This will be for projects related to water supply, sewerage, stormwater drains and urban transport.
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 components of the AMRUT consist of capacity building, reform implementation, water supply, sewerage and septage management, storm water drainage, urban transport and development of green spaces and parks. During the process of planning, the Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) will strive to include some smart features in the physical infrastructure components like Water Supply, Sewerage, Septage, Storm Water Drainage, Urban Transport, Green space and parks, Reforms management & support, Capacity Building.
The purpose of Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) is to (i) ensure that every household has access to a tap with assured supply of water and a sewerage connection; (ii) increase the amenity value of cities by developing greenery and well maintained open spaces (e.g. parks); and (iii) 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 Urban Development (MoUD) in the form of Service Level Benchmarks (SLBs).