Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday launched the Sujal Mission to ensure quality tapped drinking water for more than 1.5 million people in urban areas.
The program was organised virtually with the Chief Minister inaugurating from Naveen Niwas and officials present at 2 places in Bhubaneswar and Puri.
People from fifteen urban areas will be benefited with the project.
Mission Sujal includes 24*7 helpline center with IVRS for grievance redressal, inauguration of mobile water testing laboratory and quick response team for rapid redressal of water supply complaints.
The aim of the mission is to provide quality drinking water to more than 1.5 million people in urban areas.
On the occasion, the CM dedicated 24×7 drinking water supply to 12 pilot areas of Bhubaneswar and Puri benefiting 1.8 lakh population.
Water supply augmentation work in 15 towns with project outlay of Rs 1300 crores benefiting 15 lakh people and water metering work in four places (Bhubaneswar, Puri, Rourkela and Berhampur) covering 3 lakh connections and 22 lakh population were also commenced on the occasion.
Worth mentioning, 100 percent household water supply connection has been achieved in Bhubaneswar, Gopalpur, Digapahandi, and Kashinagar, official sources said.
The initiative also features 24×7 helpline centre with IVRS for grievance redressal and quick response team for rapid redressal of water supply compliance.