Nagpur: Is Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) starving for cash? So much so that it doesn’t even have enough to implement for 24×7 water supply scheme. Now NIT will pay NMC’s share for implementation of the scheme under the Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) yojna.
The Central government has approved Rs 226 crore the same and local bodies will have to arrange for Rs 113 crore. Nagpur Improvement Trust will provide 50 per cent amount for the project on behalf of NMC. This was informed by mayor Pravin Datke on Wednesday.
Datke and NMC commissioner Shravan Hardikar attended a recently held meeting in Mumbai to discuss Amrut Yojna. Datke said 50 per cent project cost will be provided by the Central and State government. As per the scheme terms, NMC will have to provide for remaining amount. Since all works related to water supply come under the jurisdiction of NIT, it will provide the funds on behalf of NMC.
If the sources are to be believed, the Central and State governments have already released parts of the fund. 43.88 km long feeder mail line will be constructed under the Yojna, including 43 water tanks. New pipelines will also be constructed under the scheme.