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Odisha: Housing and Urban Development Dept and EIL ink MoU over AMRUT

Odisha-HousingBhubaneswar, Jan 12: MOU has been signed between Housing & Urban Development Department, Govt of Odisha and Engineers India Limited (EIL)  a Nabaratna public sector company under the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gass, Govt of India in the presence of Chief Secretary Sri Aditya Prasad Padhi on Monday in secretariat conference hall.

As per the terms of MOU the EIL will provide end to end support for design, development, implementation and integrated management of the projects like water supply, sewerage, storm water drainage urban transport in 9 AMRUT towns of Odisha. Henceforth EIL will function as Project Development & Management Consultant ( PMDC) for Govt of Odisha.

As per available information,  9 cities namely Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, Berhampur, Sambalpur, Puri, Bhadrak, Rourkela, Balasore and Baripada have been included under Atal Mission for Rejuvenation & Urban Transmission ( AMRUT) Mission. The objective of the Mission is to rejuvenate and transform these towns with  enhanced and  qualitative  of basic urban services. For the year 2015-16  Govt of India have approved the State Annual Action Plan ( SAAP) of worth around Rs.461 crs to be utilized in 85 projects in the 9 cities.  The SAAP for subsequent years will be prepared with the help of PMDC.  The period of MOU is 48 months.

The Secretary Housing & Urban Development Sri G. Mathivathanan , Special Secretary Housing & urban Development Sri Sisir Kumar Ratho, CMD EIL Sri Sanjaya Gupta  along with senior officers from EIL and H & UD dept were present on the occasion.

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