Vikash Sharma

Odisha Governor Raghubar Das on Monday addressed the first day of the Odisha Assembly’s Budget Session. In his address, Das highlighted that the state government is implementing the JAGA mission to provide land rights and transform the slums into 'Adarsh' colonies.

Over 2.40 lakh slum families have been granted land right certificates. The state government is also transforming slums into Adarsh colonies with required infrastructures, amenities and services at par with the rest of the cities, he said.

“So far, 1364 slums have already been upgraded as Adarsh colonies. 10 cities in Odisha have already achieved the Slum Free City status. Odisha is fast moving towards achieving slum-free status in all the Urban Local Bodies by December 2024,” said Das in his address.

400 Kalyan Mandaps In ULBs Soon

Apart from this, the state government is promoting Kalyan Mandaps across ULBs. Around 400 Kalyan mandaps will be constructed in urban areas of the state. 

Safe Drinking Water Supply To All Rural Households By 2025

In his address, Odisha Governor Raghubar Das informed that the state government is taking steps to supply safe drinking water to all rural households through functional household tap connections by 2025.

At present, safe drinking water is being supplied to rural households through 14,277 water supply projects and 5.6 lakh tube wells and sanitary wells, 12, 683 solar dual pumps and 2,384 solar pipe water supply projects.

A total of 69% rural households, 68% schools, 59% Anganwadi centres of Odisha and all the gram panchayat offices have been provided with drinking water tap connections.

As many as 23 lakh people are also getting the benefits of the ‘Drink from Tap’ quality water supply in 24 cities of the state, said Das.