News: The Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs has released the ranking of states under Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation(AMRUT) scheme.
- Odisha has continued to be the top performer in implementation of the AMRUT Scheme.It is followed by Chandigarh, Telangana, Gujarat and Karnataka.
- AMRUT Scheme: It was launched in 2015 by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs.
- Aim: To ensure universal coverage of drinking water supply and substantial improvement in coverage and treatment capacities of sewerage and septage along with storm water drainage, non-motorized urban transport and green spaces & parks.
- Coverage: It covers 500 cities that includes all cities and towns with a population of over one lakh with notified Municipalities.