The Indian Government has given its approval to drinking water supply and sewage collection, treatment and disposal projects in the outskirts of Nagpur under the Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation 2.0 (AMRUT 2.0) scheme. These projects are to come up with an investment of about Rs. 1,600 crore.
Nagpur Metropolitan Region Development Authority (NMRDA) has earmarked 55,838 ha of land in the metropolitan region for these projects as urban sector development. This area has been divided into 9 sectors. Out of these 9 sectors, water and sewage projects will be developed in 2 sectors with a cost of Rs. 1,600 crore.
These two sectors are East-A and South-B sectors, which together comprise 23 villages and adjoining area. East-A sector consists of 10 villages and an area of 3,763 ha, while South-B sector has 13 villages and 4,303 ha area. Together, these two sectors have a population of 2,65,595 people.
As of now, a Detailed Project Report for this development has been submitted to Maharashtra Jeevan Pradhikaran (MJP) for technical sanction.