The Centre has approved projects worth Rs 4,239 crore for improving urban infrastructure during next the three years in Uttar Pradesh under AMRUT scheme. The latest approvals take total expenditure in the state to Rs 11,421 crore, the highest among all states, under the Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) with a central assistance of Rs 4,922 crore for the five-year mission period. AMRUT aims to provide drinking water, sewerage and drainage networks and non-motorized transport, among others, in the selected 500 cities across the country. The ministry has approved an investment of Rs 703 crore for Telangana under the scheme over the next three financial years, taking the total expenditure to Rs 1,673 crore during the mission period. The Centre will provide Rs 832 crore for the projects. For Tamil Nadu, an investment of Rs 4,154 crore for 2017-20 has been approved, taking the total mission investments to Rs 11,237 crore with central assistance of Rs 4,756 crore for the five-year period. Central assistance is of the order of 90 per cent for North-East and hilly states and 100 per cent in case of Union Territories. The ministry has made a provision of Rs 50,000 crore as central assistance for the five-year mission period.
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