Naveen Patnaik to provide free drinking water to the poor in rural and urban areas across Odisha.
A high-level meeting chaired by the chief minister to take decision to provide free drinking water to the poor in urban areas across the state
Special Relief Commissioner PK Mohapatra said about Rs.300 crore given by the 13th Finance Commission and previous commissions to all panchayats in the state will be spent for drinking water infrastructure development.
All panchayats have been directed to spend 30 percent of the panchayat funds towards piped water supply. 45 persons are suspected to have died from sunstroke in Odisha.