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Drinking water, food security, public transport projects dedicated in Odisha

Bhubaneswar, June 30: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursday dedicated a number of projects on drinking water, food security and public transport to the people of the State as part of Biju Centenary celebrations through videoconferencing.
The Chief Minister dedicated 100 new urban piped drinking water supply projects which will benefit around 2 lakh people across 46 cities and towns under 21 districts. 

Combined with the 100 projects launched earlier, piped water supply has now been ensured to 33 percent of urban households benefiting more than 60 lakh population. Total water supply has been assured for 1209 of 2008 wards in urban local bodies while 672 have got partial supply.

“It is my Government’s commitment to ensure safe drinking water supply to every household and we are striving relentlessly in that direction. Along with tanker water supply to scarcity hit areas, control rooms have been set up for immediate restoration of services during breakdown,” said Patnaik.

Reiterating our mission to provide ‘Food For All’, Aahar centres have been expanded to eight more towns including Udala and Karanjia in Mayurbhanj district, Anandapur in Keonjhar district, Nilagiri in Balasore, Chandikhole in Jajpur, Kamakhyanagar in Dhenkanal and Konark in Puri district. With the new additions, total centres have gone up to 110, covering all districts and offer affordable meals to more than 2 crore people in a year.

The Jeypore-Koraput-Jeypore City Bus service will significantly enhance public transport services and improve connectivity, benefitting over 2 lakh people in Koraput district.

I interacted with beneficiaries through video-conferencing and received their valuable feedback and suggestions for ensuring basic amenities in the urban areas.

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