Odisha bags 1st position in AMRUT scheme

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News: The Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs has released the ranking of states under Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation(AMRUT) scheme.

Facts:

  • Odisha has continued to be the top performer in implementation of the AMRUT Scheme.It is followed by Chandigarh, Telangana, Gujarat and Karnataka.

Additional Facts:

  • 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.