Leh: Advisor, Dr Pawan Kotwal, who serves as the Chairman of UTHPSC (UT High Powered Steering Committee), chaired a pivotal meeting to assess the action plan and project status under the Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) 1.0 & 2.0 in UT Ladakh Wednesday.
During the meeting, key officials provided a comprehensive presentation on the AMRUT Mission, highlighting the progress achieved in UT Ladakh.
The total indicative outlay for AMRUT 2.0, which spans five years from FY 2021-22 to FY 2025-26, amounts to Rs 2,77,000 Crores, including a central share of Rs. 76,760 Crores. The presentation covered crucial aspects such as the A&OE Action Plan submitted to the ministry, action taken following the previous meeting held on April 13, 2022, UCS (Utilization Certificate Statements), and funds requisition submitted for AMRUT projects, including the approval of the revised project cost for the comprehensive sewerage scheme, sewerage treatment plant in Kargil town STP Kargil, and the development of the sewerage system in the left-out areas of Leh town. Additionally, approval was sought for the 24*7 water supply project for Kargil.
Advisor Dr Pawan Kotwal advised a reevaluation of the population projections for Kargil District concerning water supply and sewage systems. He emphasized prioritizing densely populated areas that require development attention.
Furthermore, he authorized UT High Powered Steering Committee PS H&UDD (Planning Section Housing and Urban Development Department) to exercise financial authority at their discretion.
The meeting saw the participation of Secretaries, Deputy Commissioners (DCs), concerned officers, and officials, making it a comprehensive and productive session dedicated to advancing the AMRUT projects in UT Ladakh.