AMRUT in KERALA
At present, there are nine AMRUT cities in Kerala. Initially seven cities including the Corporations of Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Kochi, Thrissur and Kozhikode and two municipalities of Alapuzha and Palakkad were included under AMRUT. Further, the State put up continuous request for allotting more AMRUT cities considering the notification of new municipalities and the increase in the number of statutory towns to 93 from 59. As a result, the Centre included two more cities under the Scheme – the newly formed Kannur Corporation and the pilgrim city, Guruvayoor.
20% of the urban population is directly benefited from AMRUT