CM Dr. Manik Saha lays foundation stone for projects under AMRUT 2.0

Chief Minister Dr. Manik Saha on Monday laid the foundation stone for slew of projects under AMRUT 2.0 scheme here at Agartala and said that the government has set a target to work on satellite town development for sustainable urban development.

The projects under AMRUT 2.0 include – 47 Deep Tube Wells, 31 Iron Removal Plants, 258 km extension of pipeline for drinking water and drinking water tap connections to 16,224 households

“Government has taken the initiative to start a new scheme called Mukhyamantri Satellite Town Development Scheme and as part of this satellite towns will be built in Agartala, Udaipur and Dharmanagar at the cost of Rs. 500 crore in the next five years,” Dr. Saha said.

Addressing the gathering in the foundation stone laying ceremony, the Chief Minister said, “Rs. 10 crore has been allotted in this year’s budget for primary works of the scheme of Satellite Town Development.”

Underlining the proposals made in the budget Dr. Saha further said that Sewage Treatment Plants are proposed to be set up in Agartala and other parts at the cost of Rs. 50 crores. Plans have been taken up to set up industrial facilities in Kailasahar at the cost of Rs. 10 crore to increase industrial trade as well as to attract tourists. Apart from that, Solar High Mast Lighting Systems will be installed in 19 different cities of the state at the cost of Rs. 8.45 crores, he said.

The Chief Minister said that a new scheme – ‘Mukhyamantri Nagar Unnayan Prakalpa’ has been proposed in this year's budget with the aim to improve the infrastructure of the municipal organizations of the state. Rs. 1500 crore will be invested through TUEP under this scheme, he added further.

Meanwhile, the Mayor of Agartala Municipal Corporation (AMC) Dipak Majumder said that the AMC has been working diligently starting from beautification of Agartala city to drainage system and delivering clean drinking water in the urban areas of the state T

“With the successful implementation of AMRUT 2.0 scheme, it will be possible to deliver clean drinking water to every household in the AMC area,” he said.

Director of Urban Development department Rajat Pant,  Secretary of Urban Development department Abhishek Singh and Chief Engineer Shyamlal Bhowmik among others were present in the programme.

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