• The Union Cabinet has approved the Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation 2.0 (AMRUT 2.0)till 2025-26.
  • This is a step towards Aatma Nirbhar Bharat intending to make the cities ‘water secure and self-sustainable’ through circular economy of water.


  • Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Transformation (AMRUT) was launched to facilitate ease of living to citizens in 500 cities by providing tap connections and sewer connections.
  • So far, 1.1 crore household tap connections and 85 lakh sewer/septage connections have been provided.

AMRUT 2.0:

  • 100% coverage of water supply to all households in around 4,700 urban local bodies by providing about 68 crore tap connections.
  • 100% coverage of sewerage and septage in 500 AMRUT cities by providing around 64 crore sewers/ septage connections.
  • Adopt the principles of Circular Economy(Generating wealth from waste using 3Rs)
  • Promote conservation and rejuvenation of surface and groundwater bodies.
  • Data led governance in water management
  • Technology Sub-Mission to leverage latest global technologies and skills.
  • ‘Pey Jal Survekshan’: To promote competition among cities.

yojna ias daily current affairs 18 Oct 2021

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