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Odishatv Bureau

Bhubaneswar: There are four lakh bore wells and piped water facilities are provided to 38 thousand habitations in Odisha. In view of the coming rising mercury level, Chief Secretary Aditya Prasad Padhi yesterday instructed all District Collectors to ensure that all the bore wells and pipeline facilities function properly.

Padhi, heading a review meeting here, had a discussion with all the Collectors by means of video conferencing. He informed that water observers will be appointed, to monitor the bore wells and pipeline work, at district and state level. Report on drinking water issues will be submitted by the water observers to the State Government.

Besides, reports published or broadcasted by various mass media will also be given importance. Control rooms will be opened at each district to confirm the mass media reports and resolve the issues within 48 hours.

Talking to media persons he said, "We are supplying water to 38,000 habitations in State by means of piped water facility and more than four lakh tube wells are also installed. It will be ensured that they are functioning properly; their operation and maintenance will be monitored. A control rooms will be formed in each district to inspect the reports of electronic and print media and steps will be taken to sort out the press reports within 48 hours."

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