Cuttack, Oct 9: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday inaugurated the ‘Drink From Tap’ mission or Sujal scheme in five more cities.
The ‘drink from tap’ mission has been extended to the cities of Rairangpur, Champua, Birmitrapur, Rajgangpur, and Nimapada today.
As many as 149 wards of 13 cities will be supplied with drinking water from taps in the coming days. More than 12 lakh people will benefit from the ‘drink from tap’ mission in this phase, according to reliable reports in this regard.
Pilot projects were successfully implemented at selected locations in Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) area and Puri town. The pilot areas are representative of EWS, LIG, MIG, HIG, Commercial, Institutional, and Government buildings.
In the pilot implementation, all houses are connected to provide a 24X7 piped water supply of drink from tap quality water with 100% metering, benefiting 1,85,000 people.