Provision of Urban Amenities in Rural Areas PURA – Guidelines Go 96 16 May 2014

The Provision of Urban Amenities in Rural Areas [PURA] State Support Agreement was signed on 27.01.2014 at New Delhi by the Government of India, the Government of Andhra Pradesh, the District Rural Development Agency and the MEIL PURA Ltd. on Ministry of Rural Development (MoRD) and Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation (MDWS) Schemes for providing Urban amenities in rural areas of Ibrahimpatnam and Kondapally Panchayats in Krishna District.

The Commissioner, Rural Development vide his letter has stated that the Collector and District Magistrate, Krishna District has requested to transfer the State share funds under National Rural Drinking Water Programme (NRDWP) and Total Sanitation Campaign (TSC) Nirmal Bharat Abhiyan (NBA) Schemes to District Rural Development Agency (DRDA), Provision of Urban Amenities in Rural Areas (PURA) Account. The Commissioner, Rural Development has also stated that all the components of the first instalment pertain to National Rural Drinking Water Programme (NRDWP) and Nirmal Bharat Abhiyan (NBA) Schemes are to be released by the Rural Water Supply & Sanitation (RWS & S) Department to the DRDA Account.

Government after careful examination of the matter, hereby issue the following guidelines for release of funds under PURA Project and direct the Commissioner, Rural Development who is the Nodal Agency to the above Project, to ensure that the following Guidelines are addressed while submitting the proposals to the Government for release of funds:

a)    That conditionalities as per the Agreement are met

b)   That Proper utilisation of funds is ensured

c)    Assess & recommend releases based on progress

d)    Monitor all components of the Project

e)    Ensure that the milestones are achieved

f)     Coordinate with all the Departments to facilitate the Project.

4.       The Commissioner, Rural Development shall take further necessary action in the matter.

G.O.Ms.No. 96 Dated:16.05.2014.

Govt. Memo.No.73/RD.I/A1/2012, dated 17.5.2013.

PURA  State Support Agreement signed on 27.1.2014 at New Delhi by the GOI, GOAP, DRDA and MEIL PURA Ltd.

From the Commissioner, Rural Development, Hyderabad Lr.No.5169/RD/EBT/2011, dated 11.3.2014.

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