On 13th October 2020, Chief Minister of Odisha Naveen Patnaik launched the “Sujal- Drink From Tap mission”, an initiative to enable a 24-hour supply of quality drinking water to all the urban areas of Odisha. Odisha is set to become the first state to provide piped water connection to all urban areas of the state by March 2022.
The Drink From Tap mission was launched in Salia Sahi, Bhubaneswar and Masanichandi, Puri.
Durga Shankar Mishra, Secretary, Union Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs was present during the virtual launch of Suja – Drink from the tap mission.
Features of the Sujal- Drink From Tap:
i.The scheme is aimed to benefit around 1.8 lakh households of Bhubaneswar and Puri.
ii.The Drink from tap mission will cover 15 cities besides Bhubaneswar and Puri with a cost of Rs.1300 crore, which will benefit around 15 lakh households of Odisha.
iii.The Drink from tap mission will be implemented phase wise and benefit all the parts of the state.
The government of Odisha has already provided the pipe water facility to all the households of Bhubaneswar, Gopalpur, Digapahandi and Kashinagar.
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