Odisha signs MoU with UNICEF for ‘Drink From Tap Mission’

Bhubaneswar: Odisha signs MoU with UNICEF for ‘Drink From Tap Mission’ to provide 24-hour piped drinking water supply; the mission will be launched in 5 areas in Bhubaneswar and 2 areas in Puri in the first phase.

Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik said: “Providing safe drinking water to every household in the State is one of the top priorities of the State Government. Safe drinking water is very helpful for a healthy and strong society.”

Under the Drink From Tap Mission pilot project, 1.2 lakh people of 22,000 families will be provided safe drinking water by 2020 and later on the project will be undertaken across the state.

The pilot project of the mission will be undertaken in five areas of Bhubaneswar and two areas of Puri and will be completed by March 2020.

HUDD Minister Pratap Jena, Chief Secretary Asit Tripathy, Development Commissioner Suresh Mahapatra and UNICEF Odisha chief Monika Nielsen were present on the occasion.

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