Rajasthan first state to submit Annual Action Plan under Atal Mission (AMRUT)

Rajasthan became the first Indian state to submit its annual action plan under the newly launched Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT). The Plan targets universal coverage in respect of water supply connections and sewerage connections to all urban households in the state. The State Government has proposed projects under these two categories worth Rs.1,087 cr for approval by the Union Urban Development Ministry during the current financial year.

Under the State Annual Action Plan, AMRUT projects are proposed to be taken up in 13 of the 28 AMRUT cities in Rajasthan. Rs. 555 cr has been proposed for 6 sewerage and septage management projects and Rs.344 cr for 10 water supply projects.

Rajasthan - Interesting Facts
  • Rajasthan is India’s largest state by area.
  • Jaipur, the largest city and the capital of Rajasthan, is also referred to as Pink City.
  • Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II is known to have founded the city of Jaipur on 18th November 1727.
  • Jaipur is touted as the first planned city of India. It was planned by a Bengali architect named Vidhyadhar Bhattacharya by following the principles of Shilpa Shastra (the science of Indian architecture).
  • The state “Rajasthan” is also known as “The Land of Kings”.
  • Rajasthan is also home to two national tiger reserves, the Ranthambore National Park in Sawai Madhopur and Sariska Tiger Reserve in Alwar.
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Answer – Vasundra Raje and Kalyan Singh respectively.

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