The Chief Minister of Odisha Naveen Patnaik laid foundation stone of the Buxi Jagabandhu Assured Water Supply to Habitations (BASUDHA) Scheme. It is a mega potable piped water supply scheme in Odisha. Clean drinking water will be provided to 147 villages of Puri & Ganjam districts in the state. Water from the Rushikulya river will be used for the purposes which will be treated to make sure it is safe for drinking and domestic purposes.
Odisha government has alloted Rs. 203 crores for the scheme. The main objective of the scheme is to make sure that everyone has drinking water.
What is BASUDHA Scheme? A Odisha Government scheme to provide clean & safe drinking water to Puri & Ganjam districts.
Objectives of BASUDHA Scheme:
- To provide potable water for all
- To make sure that every household has water supply
- To avoid water borne diseases
BASUDHA Scheme Benefits:
- Safe & clean drinking water
- 147 villages in Puri & Ganjam districts to be covered under the scheme
- 92 villages in Krushnaprasad blocks in Puri to be benefited along with 55 villages in Ganjam block
Budget of Rs. 203 crore will be spent on the installation and maintenance. The scheme was originally launched in 2017-18 with the budget of Rs. 600 crore. Rs. 1000 crore will be provided for the scheme in 2018-19. The government has started 78 state of art water testing laboratories across the state. The BASUDHA helpline is also launched for the citizens. They can make complaints on the helpline. The water helpline will be available between 6 AM to 6 PM. The scheme is being implemented by the Panchayati Raj & Drinking Water Department of the state. A Hydrabad based company called GVPR Engineers Limited will be implementing the scheme.
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CM @Naveen_Odisha laid foundation on a mega water supply project under Buxi Jagabandhu Assured Water Supply to Habitations (BASUDHA) scheme. It will supply potable piped water to 147 villages of Puri and Ganjam districts pic.twitter.com/C4eq3O7Z8L
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