Four Mega Drinking Water Projects Approved By Odisha Cabinet

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Bhubaneswar: The State Cabinet has granted approval to four mega major drinking water projects which will benefit the people of at least six districts in Odisha, said Panchayati Raj and Drinking Water Department Minister, Pratap Jena.

The districts are — Koraput, Malkangiri, Mayurbhanj, Balasore, Gajapati and Cuttack.

The projects will cover 911 villages in Kalimela and Malkangiri Blocks in Malkangir, Boipariguda Block in Koraput, Saraskana and GB Nagar Blocks in Mayurbhanj, Bhogarai Block in Balasore, Kasinagar and Gumma Blocks in Gajapati and Mahanga Block in Cuttack districts.

These four projects have been estimated at Rs 800.27 crore and will provide drinking water to 6.07 lakh additional population (as per 2011 Census).

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