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Odisha bags award for implementation of AMRUT scheme

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New Delhi: Odisha bagged award for securing second spot in the implementation of the Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) scheme in the State.

The State received the award from the Minister of State (I/c) Housing & Urban Development Secretary Hardeep Singh Puri during National Dissemination Workshop on Ease of Living Index 2018 on Monday in New Delhi.

The ranking of the State was decided last month by the National Level Rating Framework assessment upto August 21, 2018.

The scheme has been implemented in nine AMRUT towns — Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, Puri, Brahmapur, Rourkela, Sambalpur, Balasore, Bhadrak and Baripada.

As of now the State government has approved 192 projects under the AMRUT scheme. This includes 130 water supply, 14 septage and 48 park projects at an investment of around Rs 1,810 crore.

The scheme is being financed by both the central and state governments on 50:50 sharing.