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Odisha CM Inaugurates Janibili Mega Water Supply Project In Berhampur


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03 March 2019

Rabindranath Behera


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Berhampur: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Sunday inaugurated the much-awaited Berhampur Mega Water Supply Project built at a cost of Rs 431 crore. The project comes as a relief to the Southern Odisha's prime commercial city which has been battling with drinking water woes since many years.

A massive water reservoir has been built at Dharakote block's Janibili. Water from this reservoir will be treated at a purification plant in Jagadalpur in Kukudahandi block and supplied to Berhampur city.

Apart from Berhampur, the project would cater to the water needs of 53 villages in 16 gram panchayats in between Janibili and Berhampur. It is estimated that the project would supply 300 lakh litres of water on a daily basis through a pipeline network of 232 kilometres.

This project is said to be the first integrated water supply project in Odisha. Naveen also launched the 'Smart Park' programme under which open spaces (parks) would be developed with an array of amenities in urban areas of Odisha. As a part of 'Unnati' yojana parks would be developed in 114 municipal areas in next 6 months.

Built at a cost of Rs 200 crore, the 200 upcoming Smart Parks will have separate children area, safe drinking water, separate toilets for men and women, LED lights and well marked and sufficient seating arrangements.

Naveen also earmarked Rs 200 crore under 'Unnati' programme, for building and modernising crematoriums in 114 municipal areas across the State. Development of new cremation sites and renovation of the existing ones with changing rooms, toilets, drinking water facility and devotional music halls have been planned.

In a major announcement the Chief Minister today gave a nod for implementation of Seventh Pay Commission for all employees of urban local bodies across the State.

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Naveen Patnaik,Chief Minister,Odisha