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What is Goa’s share in the AMRUT funds?

The Central Government has released Rs. 495.11 crores under its Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) for the financial year of 2015-16 for 13 cities in six states, Goa being one of them, will receive Rs. 59.44 crores.

The mission seeks to ensure water supply and sewer connections along with increasing the current water supply, sewer network and drainage system (storm water) in all the urban areas of the selected 500 cities under the mission. Another objective under the mission seems to be to promote green spaces.

The scheme is not fully funded for all these states, as the ratio of state and central assistance is; the mentioned Northeastern states will receive 90% of the sanction amount. Rest of it will have to be financed by the State Government. Similarly, Jammu and Kashmir will also receive 90% funding from the central Government. While Puducherry will get a 100% and Goa 50% funding.

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That brings the amount of money given by the Centre would be Rs. 425 crores in total. which would give Assam Rs. 169.34 crores, Tripura-Rs 32.96 crores, Meghalaya Rs 20.53 crores, Jammu and Kashmir-Rs 153.90 crores, and Goa Rs. 29.72 crores . The deficit amount will be contributed by the state Governments of the respective states.

The spending plan for the sanctioned amount is, Rs. 77.37 crores on drain (storm water), Rs 85 crores to expanding urban transport (focused on non-motorized transport), Rs. 201.86 crores increasing the water supply (to these areas), Rs. 116.10 crores on increasing sewer networks and septic management and Rs 14.69 crores on maintaining green spaces.

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