07 February 2019
Bhubaneswar: Leading consistently in the implementation of Atal Mission For Rejuvenation And Urban Transformation (AMRUT), which includes Urban Infrastructure Projects & Urban Governance Reforms, Odisha has been ranked 1st in effective implementation of AMRUT, tweeted Housing and Urban Development Department today.
Odisha is followed by Andhra Pradesh, Mizoram, Telangana, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Karnataka, Rajasthan, Jharkhand and Jammu & Kashmir in the next nine spots.
The rankings are on the basis of the States' performances as of February 7, 2019.
According to the data shared by H&UD department, there nine mission offices in the State. The State Annual Action Plan (SAAP) is 1598.96 and cost of completed projects is Rs 308.85 crore. Contracts worth Rs 1639.31 have been awarded to the State and Detailed Project Report (DPR) approved stands at Rs 1712.65 crore.
It is notable to mention here that Odisha had been awarded with Rs 41 crore extra incentive by Government of India last year for its consistently good performance.
In June 2015, AMRUT scheme was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi with the focus to establish infrastructure that could ensure adequate robust sewage networks and water supply for urban transformation by implementing urban revival projects.
Congratulate @HUDDeptOdisha as #Odisha got 1st position in implementation of infrastructure projects and governance reforms under @amrut_MoHUA. It is a relentless strive to transform our urban infrastructure to make our cities cleaner, smarter and more livable. https://t.co/YX0FD5LKqo— Naveen Patnaik (@Naveen_Odisha) February 7, 2019