Utkal Reporter| June 23, 2015
Odisha will get two smart cities in its share and 19 of its cities will be taken for revamp under Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) yojana.
The central government is set to develop 100 smart cities in India to update its urban life besides five hundred small cities and towns would be processed under AMRUT yojana. Rs 98thousand crore have been earmarked for the ambitious projects.
Of the 100 smart cities Uttar Pradesh has bagged the maximum with 13 to be followed by Tamil Nadu having a share of 12 smart cities. Maharashtra will get 10 smart cities while 6 each will go to Gujarat and Karnataka. West Bengal and Maharashtra got 4 cities each qualified for the dream project. Three cities of Andhra Pradesh also cleared the bench mark to be upgraded to smart cities. Bihar and Punjab too will get three smart cities each. Odisha along with Haryana, Telengana and Chhattisgarh have to content with 2 smart cities each. However no state will be denied a smart city, as per the policy.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will officially launch the ambitious projects on the 25th of June.