60% Of Villages In Odisha Yet To Get Piped Water Supply, Says Minister

OB Bureau

Bhubaneswar: Around 60% of villages in Odisha are yet to get piped water supply, said Minister of Panchayatiraj and Drinking Water Pradip Kumar Amat on Tuesday.

In a written reply to a question by Congress MLA Narasingha Mishra, the minister said piped water connections have been provided to 19,131 of the total 47,274 villages in the state till September 22. The rest 28,143 villages, which account for 60% of the total villages, do not have pipe water connections.

However, Amat said work is underway to provide tap water supply to the remaining villages.

Furnishing district-wise figure, he said Mayurbhanj district has the highest number of 2,727 villages which do not have tap water connections. Of 3,720 villages in the tribal dominated district, the water supply through pipes has been provided to 993 villages so far.

Similarly, 100 out of 2,367 villages in Kandhamal have been provided piped water supply, he added.

The minister said the government has spent Rs 23,286 crore towards providing the drinking water facility in the last 10 years from 2013-14 to 2022-23.

OB Bureau

Recent Posts

3 Killed In Separate Road Accidents In Odisha’s Balangir & Nuapada

Balangir/Nuapada: Three persons including two women were killed in separate road accidents in Odisha's Balangir…

December 2, 2023

Oldest New Mom: 70-Year-Old Gives Birth To Twins

New Delhi: In a medical miracle, a 70-year-old woman has given birth. Not just one…

December 2, 2023

Naveen To Distribute Land ‘Pattas’ To 29 Villages On December 14

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patanik will distribute land 'pattas' (ownership deeds) to the people of…

December 2, 2023

Rs 9.40 Lakh Cash Award For Outstanding Odisha Sprinter Srabani Nanda

Bhubaneswar: Ace Odisha sprinter Srabani Nanda was on Saturday felicitated by the state’s Sports &…

December 2, 2023

ECoR Cancels 54 Express Trains For Cyclone Michaung; Details Here

Bhubaneswar: The East Coast Railway (ECoR) has cancelled the services of 54 Express trains in…

December 2, 2023

Tsunami Warning Issued After 7.5 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Philippines

New Delhi: A tsunami warning was issued by the US warning system after a powerful…

December 2, 2023

Odisha BJP Accuses Govt Of Misleading Assembly On Migrant Labourers

Bhubaneswar: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday accused Odisha government of misleading the Assembly…

December 2, 2023

Will Odisha Cricketers Crack IPL 2024? Know How Many Have Registered For Auction

Bhubaneswar: Only a handful of cricketers from Odisha have featured in the 15 editions of Indian…

December 2, 2023