PM Modi Launches Three Missions: Housing For All,Smart Cities And AMRUT

PM Modi Launches Three Missions: Housing For All, Smart Cities And AMRUT
PM Modi Launches Three Missions: Housing For All,Smart Cities And AMRUT

The  Prime  Minister,  Mr.  Narendra  Modi  launched  the  three  major  Missions  for  the  development  of  urban India  including  Housing  for  All,  Smart  Cities  Mission  and  AMRUT  (Atal  Mission  for  Rejuvenation  and Urban  Transformation)  at  Vigyan  Bhavan  in  New  Delhi.

The  Prime  Minister  said  that  urbanization  should  be  seen  as  an  opportunity  and  urban  centers  should  be viewed  as  growth  engines. 500  cities  will  be  developed  under  AMRUT  scheme, 100  Smart  Cities  over  five years  and  Housing  for  All  targets  construction  of  2 crore  houses  in  urban  areas  by  the  year  2022. The central  government  has  committed  itself  to  spend  about  Rs 4 lakh  crore  on  these  three  missions  over  the next  five  to  six  years.

Mr.  Modi  said,  “For  the  first  time  in  India,  a  challenge  was  being  floated,  in  which  the  people  and  the urban  leadership  would  contribute  in  the  formulation  of  development  visions  of  the  cities.”  The  Prime Minister  said  that  the  competitive  mechanism  would  end  the  top-down  approach,  and  lead  to  people-centric urban  development.

Mr.  Modi  gave  a  simple  vision  of  a  Smart  City,  as  one  which  was  a  step  or  two  ahead  of  people’s aspirations. Besides,  technology,  transportation,  energy  efficiency,  walk-to-work, cycling  etc  also  play  key  role as  mentioned  by  the  Prime  Minister.

Smart  Cities  Mission

Smart  Cities  Mission  aims  to  develop  100  smart  cities  across  the  country.  Those  cities  which  were  able  to competitively  meet  the  required  parameters  would  be  developed  as  Smart  Cities. The  objective  is  to  enable better  living  and  driving  economic  growth  for  the  benefit  of  all  sections  of  the  society. This  will  be implemented  through  redevelopment  of  infrastructure  in  already  built  up  areas  and  adopting  e-governance and  appropriate  smart  solutions.

Housing  For  All

Under  Prime  Minister  Awas  Yojana,  it  is  proposed  to  build  2  crore  houses  for  urban  poor  including Economically  Weaker  Sections  (EWS)  and  Lower  Income  Groups  (LIG)  in  urban  areas  by  the  year  2022. He said  the  government  is  sensitive  to  consumer  protection,  and towards  ending  undue  harassment,  especially with  regard  to  housing,  one  Bill  towards  this  end  has  already  been  introduced  in  Parliament.

The  Prime  Minister  said  there  should  be  collective  responsibility  for  better  quality  of  life  for 40  percent  of India’s  population  that  either  lived  in  cities,  or  were  dependent  on  cities  for  their  livelihood. He  said  the aspirations  of  migrants  from  rural  areas,  and  slum  dwellers, have  to  be  balanced  with  the  changing  global environment  and  further  said,  ensuring  a  good  life  for  them  is  our  responsibility.

AMRUT

Under  AMRUT,  focus  will  be  on  providing  basic  infrastructure  like  providing  tap  water  and  sewer connections  to  every  household,  solid  water  management,  provision  of  roads  and  public  transport.  The  Prime Minister  said  that  through  AMRUT,  the  aim  of  the  government  is  to  ensure  citizen  participation  and  give cities  themselves  the  chance  to  plan  their  future  growth. 500  cities  with  a  population  of  above  one  lakh  each would  be  included  in  AMRUT.

The  launch  of  three  missions  heralding  a  new  era  in  urban  India  and  reflects  the  integrated  approach  of  the government  to  urban  development  and  urban  transformation.

Also  read: Affordable  Homes  in  India  Is  A  Necessity  of  Urban  Life

 

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