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Centre warns it’ll scrap projects worth Rs 200 cr in Jaipur and Kota

These projects were approved for the Jaipur and Kota cities under the Central Government’s Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) scheme, which includes 29 cities of the state having population of one lakh and above population.

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Centre warns it’ll scrap projects worth Rs 200 cr in Jaipur and Kota
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The Union government has issued a stern warning to state government officials over three important projects worth Rs 200 crore in Jaipur and Kota which are yet to take off due to the negligence of Jaipur Municipal Corporation (JMC) and the Rajasthan Urban Infrastructure Development Project (RUIDP).

These projects were approved for the Jaipur and Kota cities under the Central Government’s Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) scheme, which includes 29 cities of the state having population of one lakh and above population. 

Under this scheme projects worth Rs. 3000 crore have been proposed in 29 cities across the state. The additional secretary of Ministry of Urban Housing and Urban Affairs, Shivdas Meena, reviewed the progress of the ongoing projects under the AMRUT Yojna in Rajasthan a few days ago.

Unhappy with the progress, Meena warned that if JMC and RUIDP did not complete the projects in the next 13 months, the union government will withdraw its 33 per cent worth Rs 205 crore. Under the AMRUT Yojna, a project to increase the capacity of the Sewerage Treatment Plant in Dehlawas near Sanganer in Jaipur and to lay the new sewerage line in the walled city area is proposed. Similarly, a new sewerage line laying project was approved in Kota. Under the AMRUT Yojna, the union government holds 33 per cent stake in the projects. The state government will contribute 67 per cent.

Work on these projects has not started yet. Currently, the capacity of the plant is 67.5 million litres per day which will be increased to 125 million litres per day. The cost of the project is Rs 33.95 crore and the responsibility of completing the project was given to the Jaipur Municipal Corporation. Similarly, under the AMRUT Yojna, the project was approved for laying a new sewer line at the cost of Rs74.95 crore in the walled city area of Jaipur. 

The work has not even started on this project also. Same is the fate of sewer line in Kota. The Union Government has given Jaipur Municipal Corporation and RUIDP 13 months to complete the projects. If they fail to do so, then the union government will pull out its 33 per cent stake.

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Unhappy with the progress in Amrut scheme, officials warned that if JMC and RUIDP did not complete the projects in the next 13 months, the union government will withdraw its 33 per cent worth Rs 205 crore.

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