Odisha Govt targeted to to achieve 100% piped water supply to all households in urban areas by March, 2019

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Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik reviewed drinking water supply siatuation in urban areas and directed to ensure 100% supply to all households and increase in per head drinking water supply in cities and towns to 70 litres by March, 2019.

Highlights of the review:

· 760 projects worth ₹3596 crore active in urban areas for drinking water supply

· 1869 PVC Tanks and 219 mobile water tanks serving 422 water scarcity areas in 185 wards of 24 cities.

· Ward-level Committee engaged to ensure smooth supply of drinking water

· 24-hour Control Room and periodic reviews for redressing water supply related grievances

Chief Minister Shri Patnaik directed Housing & Urban Development Department to initiate door-to-door campaign for ensuring every household in cities have access to piped drinking water supply.

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