CM Naveen Patnaik launches 24×7 ‘Drink from Tap’ project in 19 cities of Odisha

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The Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik launched a 24×7 piped drinking water project — ‘Drink from Tap’ — in 19 cities of the state on 21 December 2022. About 5.5 lakh people in these cities will be benefited from the project.

Addressing the event, the chief minister said providing safe drinking water to every family has been his dream for a long time and it has always been the priority of his government. 

 He said that households in these cities will get drinking water directly from the tap adhering to the quality parameters of the Bureau of Indian Standards.

The state government scheme is different from the central government scheme of Jal Jeevan Mission which was launched on 15 August 2019. Under the Jal

Within the Jal Jeevan Mission, Har Ghar Nal se Jal scheme, aims to provide potable, quality drinking water to every rural household by 2024.

GoaDadra & Nagar Haveli and Daman & Diu became the first ‘Har Ghar Jal’ certified State and Union Territory in the country respectively,

Burhanpur district of Madhya Pradesh is the first certified ‘Har Ghar Jal’ district in India.

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