Centre is planning to bring in a follow up scheme to the existing Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT), as it covers only 60 per cent of the urban population and the Housing and Urban Affairs Ministry wants to extend its coverage to 100 per cent of the areas.
Minister for Housing and Urban Affairs Hardeep Puri in response to a question in Lok Sabha gave this information, saying that the Government is actively considering a follow up scheme for AMRUT which will cover all urban areas.
AMRUT, which was launched in June 2015 by the NDA government, is aimed at providing robust sewage system and tap water connection to each urban household. It also counts septage, storm water drainage management and sewerage treatment as its focus areas.
Mr Puri further informed the lower house during Question Hour that Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman in her budget statement had talked about a follow up to the AMRUT scheme.