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Tag: Drinking Water

Odisha CM Naveen Virtually Launches ‘Sujal’- Drink From Tap Mission Initiative

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday virtually inaugurated ‘Sujal’- Drink from Tap Mission initiative which aims at providing quality drinking water to more than 1.5 million people in urban areas. Patnaik further announced the Sujal project has been launched in Bhubaneswar and Puri and over 1.80 lakh people will benefit from the initiative. […]

The Benefits Of Drinking Plenty Of Water Linked To Low Suicide Rates

London: It looks like we have now one more reason to drink plenty of water as scientists, including one of Indian-origin, found that naturally occurring lithium in public drinking water may have an anti-suicidal effect and linked with lower suicide rates. Lithium, sometimes referred to as the ‘Magic Ion’, is widely and effectively used as […]

Odisha Gets Rs 812 Crore Under ‘Jal Jeevan Mission’, 16.21 Lakh Households To Get Benefit

Bhubaneswar:  The Centre has approved Rs 812 crores for implementation of Jal Jeevan Mission (Har Ghar Jal) in Odisha for the financial year. The allocation is a significant jump from last year’s allocation of Rs 297 Crore. The fund was allocated after the State government presented its Annual Action Plan before the National Committee headed […]

Ahead Of Summer, Water Woes Crop Up Across Odisha

Balasore/Nuapada: Summer is still a few days away, but the drinking water problems have returned to many villages across Odisha sparking resentment. Be it near a tube well or pond, the sight of long queues of women with pots on their head greets one in many places. While in some villages the problem is just […]

27 lakh households in Odisha have no access to sufficient drinking water: NSSO

Bhubaneswar: Odisha is seemingly thirsty for water! A whopping 25 lakh rural households and a high of 1.85 lakh urban households fail to get even sufficient drinking water throughout the year. The findings of the recently released National Sample Survey (NSS) report on Drinking Water, Sanitation, Hygiene and Housing Conditions in India prick the water […]

‘Tap Water In Bhubaneswar, 16 Other State Capitals Unsafe For Drinking’

New Delhi: If you do not like taking enough care to purify water from public water faucets, then here’s some bad news for you. Samples drawn from tap water in the Smart City and 16 other State capitals are not as per the specifications ‘Indian Standard (IS)-10500:2012’ for drinking water, reports a study by the […]

Villagers of Sonepur vow to follow ‘No Road, No Vote’ policy

Sonepur: Road connectivity, drinking water facilities and other amenities like health and education are some of the promises, which the politicians make ahead of elections. However, Khaliapali village under Binika block of Sonepur district is a glaring example of how these assurances are only restricted to words. Nevertheless, this time, the villagers of Khaliapali have […]

Project to provide potable water to needy Odisha villages

Bhubaneswar: The Indian arm of a global relief organization has tied up with an Odisha NGO to ensure access to safe and potable drinking water for above 4,000 families from 20 villages in the state’s Balangir and Bargarh districts during peak summer months (April-July), it was announced on Monday. In collaboration with local NGO Ahinsa […]

NASA study reveals decline in freshwater in India

Washington: India is among the world’s major hotspots which has seen a serious decline in the availability of freshwater due to overuse of water resources, reveals a new study that combined an array of NASA satellite observations of Earth with data on human activities. The study, published in the journal Nature, found that Earth’s wetland […]

Drinking water may boost mental skills in exercising elderly

New York: Older people who indulge in physical activity should increase their amount of water intake, to reap the full cognitive benefits of exercise, researchers suggest. Dehydration has been shown to impair exercise performance and brain function in young people, but less is known about its impact on older populations. The findings showed that hydration […]

Odisha govt to set up modern truck terminal at Paradeep

Bhubaneswar: Odisha government today proposed to set up a  modern truck terminal at Paradeep. The truck terminal will have the facilities like weigh bridge, fuel stations, cold storages, godowns, workshop, rest reas, police stations, RTO office, health care facilities, check posts, Post offices, banks, administrative block, drinking water, electricity, toilets, shops and lodging facility. “The […]

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Jaundice spreads tentacles in Cuttack

Cuttack: The Jaundice outbreak in the Millenium city is getting worse with reports of the water-borne disease spreading to Kadam Rasool area after Tulasipur. Panic spread among the locals of Kadam Rasool area after one person was tested positive for the disease. “The water problem is really acute here. We are not getting potable water,” […]

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BJP targets Odisha govt; seeks answers on host of issues

Bhubaneswar: In-charge of Odisha BJP Arun Singh today targeted the Odisha government and sought reply on a host of issues which reflects the government’s callousness and incompetence. Ahead of the Panchayat Polls, Singh slammed the ruling BJD asking why the beneficiaries are deprived of the ration cards? Why farmers are not getting right price in […]

100 new bridges, 70 rural pipelines dedicated to public

Bhubaneswar: Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik today dedicated to the people 100 new bridges (Biju Setu) and 75 rural pipelines across the State at a function at the Secretariat. The two projects have been launched with the aim to improve connectivity to far flung areas and provide safe drinking water in rural areas, informed sources. […]

Despite drought, water level in Odisha reservoirs satisfactory

Bhubaneswar: While severe drought in the country has triggered acute water crisis in some states like Maharashtra, Punjab, Gujarat and Rajasthan where the water level in the reservoirs in these states has receded alarmingly, in Odisha, the situation is comparatively much better as the water level in major reservoirs is found to be satisfactory.

Mahila Cong members break earthen pots demanding drinking water

In a novel way of protest over the non-availability of drinking water facilities, members of the State Mahila Congress on Monday broke earthen pots in front of the office of the district collectors across the State