After replacing the decade old planning commission with NITI Ayog, Prime minister Narendra Modi is set to replace the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM). JNNURM named after Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru will be replaced by AMRUT scheme. AMRUT stands for Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation. The new scheme is named after former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee (conferred with Bharat Ratna).
About AMRUT scheme
• The renewed version of JNNURM, AMRUT will be a 10-year programme with total investment of about Rs 2 lakh crore.
• AMRUT scheme will focus on digitization and wi-fi zones in cities to improve urban governance.
• 500 cities and towns will be rejuvenated.