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13,409 villages still deprived of piped drinking water in Odisha

5/07/2022 at 6:54 PM

Bhubaneswar, June 5: As many as 13,409 villages in Odisha are yet to get piped drinking water, informed Panchayati Raj and Drinking Water Minister Pradip Kumar Amat the state assembly on Tuesday.

Out of 47,293 villages of Odisha, a total of 33,884 villages have been connected with piped drinking water while the rest 13,409 villages are availing clean drinking water through tube wells, the Minister said.

Replying to a written question by Congress MLA Tara Prasad Bahinipati, Amat further said that the state government has targeted to connect all the villages in the state with piped drinking water by the end of 2024.

Amat also said that a saturation plan has also been prepared for Koraput district to provide the hamlets and slums piped drinking water by 2024 end.   

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