NSS volunteers conduct surveys under AMRUT project

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The NSS units of Vidya also became a part of the AMRUT (Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation) project of Govt of India. The NSS volunteers of Vidya lent a helping hand in the efforts to implement the AMRUT scheme in Guruvayur Minicipality under the directions of the Town Planning Committee. The NSS volunteers helped in collecting data about the residents of all the 34 wards of Guruvayur Municipality on 17 March  2019. As many as 150 NSS volunteers participated in the programme.

The NSS volunteers also collected data regarding residents of Thrissur City Corporation on 24 March 2019. As many as 140 NSS volunteers  participated in the programme. Volunteers collected details of residents of 11 wards in Thrissur City Corporation.

What is AMRUT?

The scheme was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in June 2015 with the focus to establish infrastructure that could ensure adequate robust sewage networks and water supply for urban transformation by implementing urban revival projects. Rajasthan was the first state in the country to submit State Annual Action Plan under AMRUT. Both the schemes “Housing for All by 2022” and “Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation” were launched on the same day. The scheme is dependent with public private partnership model.

The purpose of AMRUT is to (i) ensure that every household has access to a tap with assured supply of water and a sewerage connection; (ii) increase the amenity value of cities by developing greenery and well maintained open spaces (e.g. parks); and (iii) reduce pollution by switching to public transport or constructing facilities for non-motorized transport (e.g. walking and cycling).(Wikipedia)

Image gallery (Guruvayur Municipality)

Image gallery (Thrissur City Corporation)