The Centre has approved programme worth Rs 74,000 crore towards ensuring an improved water supply, sewerage, and drainage, Union minister Hardeep Singh Puri said Tuesday. The housing and urban affairs minister was labeling the gathering at the National Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Innovation Summit, which is being conducted by the National Institute of Urban Affairs (NIUA) in association with Elets Technomedia Private Limited here.
“Under AMRUT (Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation), over 2,400 projects worth Rs 74,000 crore, aims towards ensuring an improved water supply, sewerage, and drainage, have been approved under the state annual action plans for 2015-2020.
“The government is giving several platforms to display, promote and recognize innovations happening across the nation. Our youth is coming forward with great ideas and entrepreneurship models in WASH and other areas,” Puri said.