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799 Storm Water Drainage projects worth ₹2,973 crore under AMRUT have been grounded across 19 States / UTs

Posted On: 25 JUL 2022 4:37PM by PIB Delhi

Under Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT), storm water drainage is an admissible component which involves construction and improvement of drains / storm water drains in order to reduce and eliminate flooding. So far, 799 projects worth ₹2,973 crore in the storm water drainage sector have been grounded across 19 States / Union Territories (UTs). Of these, 655 projects worth ₹1,284 crore have been completed and 144 projects worth ₹1,688 crore are under implementation. Through these completed projects, 2,381 water logging points have been eliminated by laying / construction of 896 km of storm water drainage network.

The Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) has also brought out Standard Operating Procedure on Urban Flooding, 2017 which focuses on specific actions required to be undertaken by various departments and agencies of the city / town and also organizations under the district administration as well as State Government for responding to urban flooding of any magnitude. The Standard Operating Procedure has been circulated to all the States and UTs for their guidance.

MoHUA had also published manual on Storm Water Drainage Systems, 2019. This manual assists the States / UTs and Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) and other stakeholders on the planning, design, operation and maintenance of Storm water drainage systems. The manual also works as guidance documents in recommending effective measures in flood prevention.

The list of 66 cities where 2,381 water logging points have been eliminated through the projects completed under AMRUT are at Annexure.

Under AMRUT, projects have been selected, appraised, approved and implemented by the concerned States / UTs / ULBs as per their local conditions / constraints and the requirement, which may result in reduction of flooding in their area. States / UTs have mainly taken projects for new drainage network, rehabilitation & cleaning of existing drainage networks, covering of drains to protect from dumping of garbage, installation of pumps etc. to mitigate urban flooding.

AMRUT Mission encourages sharing of good practices being carried out in any AMRUT city with all other Mission cities. Further, States / UTs / ULBs are free to adopt any suitable technique / method based on their local conditions.

Annexure

List of AMRUT Cities where water logging points have been eliminated through Storm Water Drainage projects completed under AMRUT

Sl. No.

State/UT

City

Water Logging

points eliminated

1

Andaman and Nicobar Islands

Port Blair

8

2

Arunachal Pradesh

Itanagar

2

3

Delhi

South DMC

9

4

Gujarat

Amreli

11

5

Bhavnagar

13

6

Bhuj

10

7

Deesa

13

8

Gandhidham

9

9

Gandhinagar

51

10

Godhra

2

11

Gondal

5

12

Mahesana

3

13

Navsari

23

14

Patan

12

15

Porbandar

2

16

Rajkot

23

17

Surendranagar Dudhrej

6

18

Vadodara

5

19

Valsad

3

20

Haryana

Ambala

25

21

Bhiwani

15

22

Faridabad

8

23

Jind

15

24

Kaithal

15

25

Karnal

20

26

Sirsa

15

27

Sonipat

15

28

Thanesar

27

29

Yamunanagar

5

30

Himachal Pradesh

Shimla

244

31

Jammu and Kashmir

Anantnag

4

32

Jammu

57

33

Srinagar

61

34

Karnataka

Badami

4

35

Bagalkot

20

36

Bhadravati

10

37

Chikmagalur

7

38

Chitradurga

5

39

Hospet

22

40

Mangalore

4

41

Shimoga

31

42

Tumkur

9

43

Kerala

Alappuzha

141

44

Guruvayur

29

45

Kannur

5

46

Kochi

99

47

Kollam

27

48

Kozhikode

17

49

Palakkad

185

50

Thiruvananthapuram

552

51

Thrissur

49

52

Madhya Pradesh

Bhopal

154

53

Damoh

4

54

Dewas

5

55

Mandsaur

7

56

Satna

5

57

Rajasthan

Baran

3

58

Churu

1

59

Jhunjhunun

3

60

Udaipur

6

61

Sikkim

Gangtok

152

62

Uttarakhand

Dehradun

57

63

Hardwar

6

64

Rudrapur

4

65

West Bengal

Halisahar

12

66

Panihati

10

Grand Total

2381

 

This information was given by the Minister of State for Housing & Urban Affairs, Shri Kaushal Kishore, in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha today.

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