BHUBANESWAR: The State Government on Tuesday sanctioned 41 projects worth Rs 143.34 crore under Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) mission.
The projects include basic infrastructure like water supply, sewerage management, storm water drains, transport and development of green spaces and parks with special provision for meeting the needs of children.
These projects were sanctioned by the State level high powered committee headed by Chief Secretary AP Padhi here. The project will be implemented in nine urban centres of Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, Berhampur, Sambalpur, Rourkela, Puri, Bhadrak, Balasore and Baripada covered under the mission.
Central assistance will be to the extent of 50 per cent of project cost and balance 50 per cent will be State’s share. The Centre has so far released Rs 45.63 crore and State Government has provided a matching share which is available with Odisha Urban Infrastructure Development Fund, said Special Secretary, Housing and Urban Development Department Sisir Kumar Rath. Engineers India Limited (EIL), the Central Government PSU, has been appointed as Project Development and Management Consultant for the State Government.
The Centre has approved Rs 456 crore in State annual action plan for the nine cities under AMRUT for 2015-16.
The State Government had submitted a proposal of 526 projects under the scheme with an estimated cost of Rs 10,225.67 crore to Centre.