When Odisha has over 51,300 villages (as per 2011 census), only 12 percent or 6.1 k villages have 100 percent functional household tap connection (FHTC)
Opposition parties in Odisha alleged that the State government is planning to implement ‘Sujal’ project in 16 cities on a pilot basis keeping in mind the upcoming Panchayat and urban local body elections.
New Delhi: President Ram Nath Kovind on Tuesday said the government has made a “sacred commitment” of covering 90 per cent of Indian rural households with piped water supply by 2022, when the country completes 75 years of Independence. Inaugurating India Water Week-2017 here, the President said access to water was a byword for human dignity […]
These projects are expected to provide clean and safe drinking water to 2.57 lakh rural people in 467 villages by 2022.
Bhubaneswar: In a clear display of deja vu, for a whopping over 46 lakh people in Odisha, collecting a pitcher of water will prove a herculean task this summer. As per the data released by the 15th Finance Commission, only 88 per cent of the rural population in Odisha have access to safe drinking water. […]