New Delhi: On Monday, the Union Housing and Urban Affairs Ministry said that Andhra Pradesh has come out on top in the rank of the ‘Ease of Living Index’ under the Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT), followed by Madhya Pradesh and Odisha.
Hardeep Singh Statement
Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri said that the index will stimulate all cities to move towards an ‘outcome -based ‘approach to urban planning and management, and promote healthy competition among the cities.
These three states awarded best performing states under AMRUT
According to the ministry, Andhra Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Odisha were awarded three best performing states under AMRUT. Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched this project in june 2015. The purpose of AMRUT is to ensure strong sewage networks, water supply and other infrastructure to revamp the quality of life of people in Urban Areas.
‘Ease of Living Index’ is easily to help cities in evaluating 360-degree- Puri
Mr.Puri said that, ‘Ease of Living Index’ is easily to help cities in evaluating 360-degrees of their weaknesses, strengths, opportunities and threats. He said that exercise marked a “major milestone” in India’s goal of promoting evidence planning and action towards durable urbanization.