Odisha CM Announces Safe Drinking Water To Every Household In Keonjhar By Dec 2022

Keonjhar: Every household in Odisha’s Keonjhar district will be supplied safe piped drinking water by December 2022, said Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik here on Thursday.

Naveen announced this while distributing Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana (BSKY) smart cards to beneficiaries of the district through virtual mode.

Around 4.20 lakh people of the district can avail the benefits of the smart health card. With this, the BSKY health cards programme has been implemented in 13 out of 30 districts of the state.

Under the BSKY scheme, each family can avail treatment cost up to Rs 5 lakh per annum. However, the women members can avail this benefit up to Rs 10 lakh every year.

Stating that the government aims to develop mining-rich Keonjhar into a prosperous district of the state, Naveen said all villages, towns and families of the district would be supplied piped drinking water by 2022-end.

Patnaik also launched various development projects worth Rs 2,037 crore for the district.

While 142 projects worth Rs 458 crore have been inaugurated, foundation stones laid for 257 projects worth Rs 1,201 crore. The Chief Minister also announced 13 new projects worth Rs 378 crore for the district.

The ambitious project under the banner of ‘Sujal – drink from tap mission’ was first launched in Puri in August. The town became the first in Indian to get quality piped drinking water from taps 24×7.

OB Bureau

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