Dr. Abdul Kalam’s birth place, Rameswaram town, in Tamil Naidu has been included in Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) for providing basic urban infrastructure. This was announced by the Minister of Urban Development M.Venkaiah Naidu while speaking on the occasion of 84th birth anniversary of former President APJ Abdul Kalam at a programme organized at DRDO. The Ministry has so far identified 497 cities and towns under Atal Mission under which basic infrastructure is to be developed in 500 cities and towns. Rameswaram is the 498th to be included in the Mission. With the addition of Rameswaram, Tamil Nadu would have 32 cities and towns under Atal Mission. Tamil Nadu Government assured the Ministry of Urban Development that land for memorial will be made available at the place in Rameswaram where the mortal remains of the former President were laid to rest.