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Rs 74,000 cr worth projects okayed for improved water supply, drainage: Hardeep Singh Puri

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Under AMRUT, over 2,400 projects worth Rs 74,000 crore, targetted towards ensuring an improved water supply, sewerage, and drainage, have been approved under the State Annual Action Plans for 2015-2020, Minister of State Housing and Urban Affairs Hardeep Singh Puri said it in capital on Tuesday.

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The minister was speaking at the National WASH Innovation Summit, which is being organised by the National Institute of Urban Affairs (NIUA) in association with Elets Technomedia Private Limited in New Delhi. Puri was the chief guest on the occasion.

The Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) scheme was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in 2015 with a focus to establish infrastructure that could ensure adequate robust sewage networks and water supply for urban transformation by implementing urban revival projects.

On this occasion, the Minister also said: “MoHUA is driven by the goal to provide adequate urban infrastructure & services that can ensure the development of healthy Indian cities where all our population can lead productive lives.”

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The summit is being held to create a unique platform for entrepreneurs, including startups, to showcase their innovative products and solutions in the area of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene. It is expected to act as a catalyst to provide momentum to the innovation ecosystem and contribute to resolve the pressing issues in the WASH sector.

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