Saturday, 15 August 2020

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15 August 2020 Current Affairs:Odisha has topped in the implementation of the Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) scheme. As per the data provided by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, Odisha has secured a score of 85.67%. Also, Chandigarh and Telangana have secured the second and third positions followed by Gujarat and Karnataka.

AMRUT scheme:
♦ AMRUT scheme was launched by PM Narendra Modi in June 2015.
♦ The scheme aims to establish an infrastructure that will ensure robust sewage networks and water supply for urban transformation.
♦ Under the mission, efforts have been made towards universal coverage of water supply, construction of sewage treatment plants, and improving green spaces in the 9 AMRUT cities of Odisha.
♦ The nine cities are Balasore, Bhubaneswar, Baripada, Cuttack, Sambalpur, Rourkela,  Bhadrak, Berhampur, and Puri. These cities are covered under the AMRUT scheme in Odisha.
♦ A total of 191 projects are grounded in the state. Out of the total 1919 projects, 148 projects have been implemented and the rest are likely to be completed by March 2021.
♦ Under the scheme, the Universal coverage of piped water supply has been completed by laying or replacing 400 km of pipeline to date, and all the nine AMRUT cities will have 100 percent network coverage by December 2020.
♦ Also, several parks with well-conceived landscaping and rejuvenation facilities, open gyms, and jogging trails have been developed.

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