Odisha retains top spot in effective implementation of AMRUT Scheme

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Bhubaneswar: Odisha has retained its top position in the effective implementation of the Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) scheme in the country.

The ranking released by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs said Odisha has topped the list by securing 85.67 per cent of marks.

It said Chandigarh and Telangana have secured second and third positions with 75.08 and 74.04 per cent respectively.

The states which are in the top 10 list include Gujarat, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Mizoram, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Andaman & Nicobar Islands. Last year, Andhra Pradesh was in the second spot.

Earlier, Odisha had qualified for national incentive on the achievement of reform milestones for 2015-16, 2016-17, and 2017-18.

The ministry said Odisha spent Rs 1025.56 cr of Rs 1704.39 cr worth projects awarded to it under the AMRUT scheme during last year.

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