The mission of AMRUT is to provide basic services such as water supply, sewerage and urban transport to households, and build amenities in cities which will improve the quality of life for all, especially the poor and the disadvantaged. Accordingly, the purpose of AMRUT are as follows:
- To ensure that every household has access to a tap with assured water supply and a sewerage connection
- To increase the amenity value of cities by developing greenery and well-maintained open spaces (e.g. parks)
- To reduce pollution by switching to public transport or constructing facilities for non-motorized transport (e.g. walking and cycling).