AMRUT Scheme: Odisha on the Top

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The government released the ranking of the AMRUT scheme. The Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs recently released ranking. Odisha is in the first position. 85.67% is the score of Odisha

Key Points :
The name of the scheme is Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation Scheme. The central theme of this scheme is to provide piped water supply to households in urban areas of the state. Also construction of sewerage treatment plants and improving green spaces.
Total 191 is the aim. In this now 148 projects have been completed. This scheme achieves this goal in the period of March 2021. In this year Odisha has topped in the ranking. They followed Chandigarh, Telangana, Gujarat, and Karnataka.

Which cities covered in this scheme?
Bhubaneshwar, Sambalpur, Cuttack, Rourkela, Bhadrak, Balasore, Baripada, Berhampur, and Puri were covered under the scheme. This program covers 2,400-kilometers of pipeline laying has been completed in the state till date.

What is the AMRUT Scheme?
In the year 2015, this scheme launched by PM Modi. This scheme extended by 2 years in December 2019.

Main aims of this Scheme :
Water Supply
1. Strom Water Drainage to reduce flooding
2. Sewerage and Septage Management
3. Green Spaces in the cities
4. Non-motorized Urban Transport

Total cities covered under the scheme:
In this scheme, 500 cities were selected. These cities have 1 lakh or more population according to the census 2011 are included,
The capital cities of states and Union Territories are not covered. These cities are classified as Heritage cities by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs under the HRIDY scheme are included.

What is HRIDY Scheme?
National Heritage City Development And Augmentation Yojana. This program was launched by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs.

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