Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik inaugurated 500 drinking water projects under Basudha scheme while attending a function in Jatni on Saturday.
A total of Rs 408 crore has been invested for the drinking water supply projects. About 33 lakh people belonging to 95 cities are expected to be benefitted from the projects.
Besides, the CM also inaugurated the Bhubaneswar Bulk Water Supply Project on the occasion. The project will facilitate safe drinking water supply to Khurda and Jatni municipal areas, IIT Bhubaneswar, NISER and Industrial Estate under IDCO.
“I had announced the Basudha (Buxy Jagabandhu Assured Water Supply to Habitations) scheme to commemorate Buxi Jagabandhu on the occasion of completion of 200 years of Paik Rebellion. I am very happy to inaugurate 500 projects under the scheme,” the CM said while addressing the gathering.
“Safe drinking water is highly important. Safe drinking water correlates to the health of people and people’s health has a high impact on the economy of the country. Our objective is to provide piped drinking water to every household,” Naveen added.
Housing and urban development Minister Niranjan Pujari, MP Prasanna Patsani, Khurda MLA Rajendra Kumar Sahu and other department officials were present at the event.