Odisha drinking water projects

9 Feb 2018

The Odisha government on Thursday approved a package for five drinking water projects worth Rs 370.60 crore for supply to over two lakh population in fluoride-hit Nuapada district. The proposal was cleared during the Cabinet meeting chaired by chief minister Naveen Patnaik. The projects given to the lowest bidder Larsen and Toubro Ltd, Chennai, is expected to benefit people in Khariar, Boden, Nuapada and Komna blocks of Nuapada district, said Odisha chief secretary A P Padhi. Padhi said, the projects, funded under RIDF assistance will be completed within 24 months. He said as many as 905 habitations of Nuapada district are severely affected with fluoride contents in water. (PTI)