Tamil Nadu, Madhya Pradesh, Jharkhand, Odisha and Mizoram to improve water supply and sewerage network infrastructure under the Atal Mission.
Half of households in five states do not have water supply and sewerage connections. 81 cities in Tamil Nadu, Madhya Pradesh, Jharkhand, Odisha and Mizoram will invest Rs.5,748 crore to enhance basic infrastructure, including water supply and sewerage connections under AMRUT action plans for the year 2015-16. An inter-ministerial Apex Committee headed by Madhusudan Prasad, Secretary, Ministry of Urban Development has approved State Annual Action Plans (SAAP) of these five states which account for 81 mission cities. Central assistance will be provided to an extent of Rs.2,440 crore, while the rest would be contributed by state governments and urban local bodies. SAAP of each state is formulated by integrating Service Level Improvement Plans (SLIP) of each AMRUT city in respective state.