Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

[t4b-ticker]

India

Odisha’s Puri First Indian City To Get Round-The-Clock Piped Drinking Water

Tap water
Representative image

Puri: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday (July 26) inaugurated the ‘Drink From Tap’ mission in Puri, making it “the first city in India” to achieve 24/7 quality drinking water supply.

The initiative to provide water supply adhering to “Quality Standards of IS 10500” will benefit the city’s 2.5- lakh population and tourists who visit Puri.

ALSO READ: Nine States Embroiled in Boundary Disputes in India, Says Home Ministry in Parliament

Inaugurating the mission virtually, the CM said providing drink-from-tap quality water to every household was step in the direction of making Puri a world-class heritage city.

“Puri residents, tourists and pilgrims can now drink water from taps across the city, be it at home or across the drinking water fountains. It has been my dream to provide piped water to every household in Odisha and this is now turning into a reality,” he said.

Pilgrims will have access to 120 drinking water fountains set up by the state all along the Grand Road and other hotspots, an official release said.

Provision of safe drinking water will help prevent the use of 3 crore plastic bottles, eliminating 400 metric tonnes of plastic waste.

The initiative is set to provide drinking water to every household in Odisha across all 114 urban local bodies, with an inclusive mandate covering all slum households, the release said.

“Puri has become the first city in India to implement the state-of-the-art technology, which allows people to drink directly from the tap quality 24/7 water”.

ALSO READ: BJP’s Generational Change Strategy Continues to be An Advantage Against Congress

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

Apart from Puri, the mission is also on its way to success in 16 other cities covering a population of 40 lakh, it said.

“Real-time water quality will be displayed at public places by way of LCD screens to ensure public confidence and a mass shift from bottled water to tap water,” it added.

(With inputs from PTI)

You May Also Like

Opinion

Aryan Khan’s (superstar Shahrukh Khan’s son) continued detention along with 19 others under several sections of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, 1985...

India

"On Thursday, India's cumulative Covid-19 vaccination coverage crossed 1 billion. We achieved a target which was difficult, but extraordinary", said PM Modi during his...

India

New Delhi: As India’s Covid-19 vaccination drive touched a historical record of 100 crore mark on Thursday, the occasion was marked by celebrations around...

India

Ananya Panday to be summoned again by NCB in relation to Mumbai Cruise drug bust.

Advertisement