Prime Minister Inaugurates Projects Under ‘Namami Gange’ and ‘AMRUT’ Yojana in Bihar

Published: September 15, 2020

The Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi have inaugurated various projects under ‘Namami Gange’ and ‘AMRUT’ Yojana in Bihar.

Key Facts

  • Schemes that were inaugurated include,
  1. Sewerage treatment plants at Beur
  2. Karam-Leechak in Patna city,
  3. Water-related projects in Siwan and Chhapra under the ‘AMRUT’ Yojana.
  4. Water supply projects in Munger and Jamalpur and
  5. River Front Development Scheme under Namami Gange in Muzaffarpur.
  • These projects would benefit the farmers of Bihar as well as led to the development of infrastructure.

AMRUT Yojana

The Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) was launched by Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi in June 2015. The main focus of the scheme was to establish infrastructure in order to ensure adequate sewage networks and water supply. The scheme was focused on urban transformation through implementing the urban revival projects. Rajasthan was the first state in the country to implement the state action plan under the scheme. The scheme is based on the public–private partnership (PPP) model. The main purpose of the scheme includes,

  1. To ensure that every household has access to a tap water supply and sewage connection
  2. To increase Green cover and to maintain open spaces and parks while developing the city.
  3. To reduce pollution by switching to public transport and encouraging the non-motorized transport that is walking and cycling.

Namami Gange Project

Namami Gange Project or Yojana is a flagship project of Union Government. The project is officially known as Integrated Ganga Conservation Mission project. It integrates the efforts to clean and protect the Ganga river comprehensively. The project is aimed at Rejuvenating Ganga through existing plan and efforts as well as by making new action plans under it for future.

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