Odisha CM Expands ‘Drink-From-Tap’ Project To 19 More Cities

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Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today launched the 24×7 ‘drink-from-tap’ project in 19 cities of the state under the 5T initiative.

Patnaik launched the 24×7 ‘drink-from-tap’ projects in 19 cities–Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, Nimapada, Berhampur, Gopalpur, Rourkela, Sundergarh, Birmitrapur, Rajgangpur, Keonjhar, Joda, Badbil, Champua, Anandpur, Baripada, Rairangpur, Udala, Karanjia and Vyasanagar from the convention hall of Lok Seva Bhawan. As many as 5.50 lakh people in these cities will benefit from these projects.

It is worthwhile to mention here that earlier under the 5T initiative, everyone in Puri got ‘drink-from-tap’ facility. From today Gopalpur became the second city in the state where 100 per cent people have access to drink-from-tap system.

Apart from this, the Chief Minister announced the start of the drink-from-tap programme for the cities of Khurda, Jatni and Hinjilikatu. As many as 1.50 lakh people in these three cities will be benefited.

Speaking on the occasion, the Chief Minister said that providing safe drinking water to every family was his long-time dream and it has always been the priority of his government.

Adding 19 cities to drink-from-tap service, the Chief Minister called it a historic day.

Stating that water is precious to all of us, the Chief Minister appealed to the public not to waste even a single drop of water, while appealing for using it properly.

Chief Minister said that water is life, and adding drinkable water is most important for public health and convenience of daily life.

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