Tuesday, December 29, 2015

State to seek more fund under AMRUT scheme: Chandy

KOZHIKODE: The state will include more cities in the Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) project, Chief Minister Oommen Chandy said. Inaugurating AMRUT programme for nine cities in the state, he said six corporations and Guruvayur, Alappuzha and Palakkkad municipalities were already included under the ambitious project. Though the state had formed 28 more municipalities, some of were not eligible to be included the scheme due to ongoing litigation, he said.

However, the state would make efforts to include more cities in the scheme, he said. The Centre had already allocated Rs 487.48 crore for the scheme, he said adding out of this, Rs 57.6 crore was to be utilized by March 2016 for water supply, sewerage, sceptic arrangements, drainage and urban transport development projects.

Panchayat and Social Justice Minister M K Muneer, senior Congress leader M K Raghavan, MP, Kozhikode Mayor V K C Mammad Koya, Kannur Mayor E P Latha, among others, attended the function presided over by Urban Development Minister Manjalamkuzhi Ali.

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