ANANTNAG, NOVEMBER 18: District Development Commissioner Anantnag, Mr Muneer Ul Islam today convened a high level review meeting regarding development of Anantnag town under Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) scheme.
District Development commissioner said that Anantnag is among fortunate towns that have been selected under the AMRUT scheme that aims transformation of the town into Greater Anantnag on modern lines of development.
The DC said that total project cost for transforming Anantnag town into Greater Anantnag has been estimated to the tune of Rs 500 cores, which shall be spent on beautification and development of the town in next five years.
He also asked officers of the concerned departments to prepare proposals as per guidelines of AMRUT and to ensure Urban Transformation Mission is started in the district without any delay.
Emphasising on making the district a tourist hub, DDC directed officers of R&B and Floriculture departments to work in collaborative manner and tap resources under AMRUT scheme for beautification of the district and to make it clean and green. He also directed them to reclaim footpaths alongside KP road and Batengoo-Khanabal road and prepare joint proposals for beautification of the said roads.
DDC said that under the Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT), the government is aiming to improve existing basic infrastructure services viz clean drinking water supply, improving sewerage networks, laying of storm water drains, improving public transport services, creation of foot bridges and creating green public spaces like parks with special focus on creating healthy open spaces for children. Under this AMRUT scheme, the government has targeted transformation of 500 cities, which have been selected on the basis of population i.e. one lakh and above, he added.