Current Affairs 13 Jan, 2019

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Just 20% of urban facelift projects complete under AMRUT Scheme

  • AMRUT Scheme launched for developing urban infrastructure, has completed just 20 per cent of the total projects utilizing just 3 per cent of the total funds approved.
  • Tamil Nadu is the only State that has completed more than 300 projects, while States such as Bihar and Assam have not been able to complete even one project.
  • Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT):
    • The government launched AMRUT in 2015 in 500 mission cities is up to March, 2020.
    • It focuses on water supply, sewerage and septage management, storm water drainage, non-motorized urban transport and development of green space and parks.

AMRUT aimed at providing better infrastructure to cities with a population of more than one lakh, cities on the banks of main rivers, state capitals, cities under HRIDAY scheme, etc.

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