With the initiative of Urban Development Department Government of Tripura organized laying foundation stone ceremony of 47 DTWs, 31 IRPs, 258 km Pipeline and 16224 Water tap connections under Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) 2.0 Scheme at the premises of Apanjan Club, Bhattapukur, Agartala on Monday (31st July, 2023).
Hon’ble Chief Minister Dr. Manik Saha laid the foundation stone of the various projects of 47 DTWs, 31 IRPs, 258 km Pipeline and 16224 Water tap connections under Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) 2.0 Scheme.
“The state government is working continuously to meet basic amenities of the public including health, education, drinking water and housing. Different municipal organizations including Agartala Municipal Corporation and Nagar Panchayats are also implementing different works for improvement of quality of living of urban residents”, Hon’ble Chief Minister Dr. Manik Saha said at the laying foundation stone ceremony of various projects under AMRUT 2.0 scheme today. These projects include 47 Deep Tube Wells, 31 Iron Removal Plants, 258 km extension of pipeline for drinking water and drinking water tap connections to 16 thousand 224 households. The Chief Minister said in the programme said, clean drinking water will be provided to 26 wards of municipal areas. Clean drinking water is being delivered to remaining wards through Drinking Water & Sanitation department. DWS department has provided drinking water connection to about 64% of AMC areas. The Chief Minister hoped that the percentage will rise to 72 % once AMRUT 2.0 implementation is over.
The Chief Minister also added, water is an important source of living for us all. That is why it is necessary for everyone to be aware not to waste water. Different municipal organizations including Agartala Municipal Corporation and Nagar Panchayats are successfully working to providing basic amenities to the citizens. Tripura was awarded the best performing state among Northeast states for successful implementation of Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban) in the financial year 2022-23. The President of India Tripura as the cleanest state among small states according to Swachh Survekshan Survey 2023. Agartala Municipal Corporation has been awarded for Special Mentions 3 lakh to 10 lakh categories under Indian Swachhata League.
The Chief Minister said, the state government is sincerely working for the development of urban areas which has been observed in the budget of financial year 2023-24. To meet the growing demands of urbanization, the state government has taken the initiative to start a new scheme, Chief Minister Satellite Town Development Scheme. In the next 5 years, satellite towns will be built in Agartala, Udaipur and Dharmanagar at the cost of 500 crore rupees under this scheme. 10 crore rupees has been allotted in the present year budget for primary works of the scheme. The Chief Minister said, 50 crore rupees has been allotted in this year’s budget to set up Sewage Treatment Plants in Agartala as well as in different cities of the state. Plans have been taken up to set up industrial facilities in Kailashahar at the cost of 10 crore rupees 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 8 crore 45 lakh rupees.
The Chief Minister said, a new scheme, Mukhyamantri Nagar Unnayan Prakalp has been announced in this year’s budget with the aim to improve the infrastructure of the municipal organizations of the state. In the next 5 years, 1500 crore rupees will be invested through TUEP under this scheme. Apart from that, new office building of Kamalpur Nagar Panchayat will be built at the cost of 3 crore 50 lakh rupees. The Chief Minister said, the state government is a public-friendly government which is being proved by the amount of works being done.
Hon’ble Mayor of Agartala Municipal Corporation Dipak Majumder said, AMC has been working diligently starting from beautification of Agartala city to drainage system and delivering clean drinking water. The ultimate goal of AMC is providing basic amenities to every citizen of the urban area. With the successful implementation of AMRUT 2.0 scheme, it will be possible to deliver clean drinking water to every household of AMC area.
Director of Urban Development department Rajat Panth delivered the welcome speech on the occasion. The Director said, 47 Deep Tube Wells will be installed, 31 Iron Removal Plants will be installed, 258 km extension of pipeline for drinking water will be done and drinking water tap connections will be provided to 16 thousand 224 households under AMRUT 2.0 scheme. These projects will be implemented at the cost of 116 crore rupees. Secretary of Urban Development department Abhishek Singh also spoke on the occasion. Chief Engineer Shyamlal Bhowmik and many other dignitaries were present in the laying foundation stone ceremony today.