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‘BASUDHA’: Odisha CM Lays Foundation Stone For Mega Drinking Water Supply Project In Kendrapara


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08 December 2018

Biswaprakash Beja


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Kendrapara: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today laid foundation stone for a mega drinking water supply project under State Government’s ‘BASUDHA’ (Buxy Jagabandhu Assured Water Supply to Habitations) scheme at Sarumuhi and Petachhala villages under Mahakalpada block in the coastal district here.

The proposed mega project at an estimated cost of Rs 241 crores under the aegis of the Panchayati Raj and Drinking Water Department would carter to the needs of 200 villages of the district, official sources said. It is claimed that the mega drinking water supply project would benefit the people of 148 villages under Mahakalpada block and 52 villages under Marsaghai block.

Due to the Chief Minister’s visit to this politically sensitive coastal district, elaborate security arrangements had been made by the district police administration.

In a bid to avert any untoward situation during the State Government’s programme, district police took opposition BJP district president Duryodhan Sahu to preventive custody ahead of the Chief Minister’s visit.

Notably on November 24, the Odisha Chief Minister has already inaugurated such a mega drinking water supply project at Jatni in Khordha.

Odisha Government has allocated Rs 1065 crore in Budget 2017-18 for implementation of ‘BASUDHA’ (Buxy Jagabandhu Assured Water Supply to Habitations) scheme across the State.

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Naveen Patnaik, Chief Minister, Odisha