Puri Becomes First Indian City to Provide Drinkable Tap Water All Time

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  • Now, people in Odisha’s temple town Puri can drink water directly from the tap and there is no need to store or filter the water as the facility is available round the clock, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik said here on Monday. With this the Jagannath Dham also become the first city in India to provide “drink from tap” quality water 24X7, he said while inaugurating the “Drink from Tap — Sujal” project in the town through video conferencing mode.
  • “Puri now joins the league of global cities like London, Singapore, and New York, which is a matter of pride for all of us. Today, a new chapter has been added to the development history of not only Puri, but the whole of Odisha. From today, all families in the Jagannath Dham Puri have got access to quality drinking water through taps,” Patnaik said.
  • The chief minister said his government has enhanced the budgetary allocation under drinking water supply by 20 times in the past five years, from Rs 200 crore to Rs 4,000 crore.

Source : www.news18.com

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