The Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India has launched the Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) for facilitating the provision of urban services in 500 Cities across the country. The mission emphasizes capacity building as a necessary component and provides funds and non-financial support explicitly for this purpose.

 As a part of the AMRUT mission the State government of Odisha has signed the MOU with All India Institute of Local Self – Government to build the capacity of elected representatives & officers from cities for undertaking the various tasks envisaged under the mission with a focus on Engineering & Public Health, Administration departments/areas.