Odisha: NABARD Sanctions Rs 254 Crore For Drinking Water Projects
NABARD has sanctioned Rs 254 crore to set up two mega piped drinking water supply projects in Odisha. The disbursement will be made from the Odisha Rural Infrastructure Development Fund (RIDF).
Reports suggest the two projects will come up in the Jajpur district (covering Badachana and Dharmasala blocks) and Puri district (covering Brahmagiri and Krushnaprasad block).
These projects are expected to provide clean and safe drinking water to 8.78 lakh rural people across 1.37 lakh household in 565 villages of the state on completion, an official release said.
The mega piped drinking water supply projects aim to provide 70 litres per capita per day (LPCD) clean, safe, hygienic portable drinking water to consumers through functional household tap connection (FHTC) with eight hours of supply.
Such projects aim to help achieve the larger goal of providing clean drinking water to the rural population by 2022.
For the current financial year, several critical rural infrastructure projects focusing on drinking water, irrigation and rural connectivity have been planned.
The state government is working hard towards the development of these sectors.
“This infrastructure support under RIDF plays a major role in supporting the rural economy of the state and adds to the continuous efforts of the state government to boost the infrastructure requirements of rural areas,” said C Udayabhaskar, Chief General Manager, Nabard, Odisha Regional Office.