Nabard sanctioned a huge fund of Rs 254 crore to Odisha under Rural Infrastructure Development Fund (RIDF) to set up two mega piped drinking water supply projects. These mega drinking water supply projects are approved for providing 70 liters per capita per day
These projects are chalked out for providing clean and safe drinking water to 8.78 lakh rural populations across 1.37 lakh households in 565 villages of the state on completion.
Locations decided for these two mega projects are:
- Jajpur district (covering Badachana and Dharmasala) and
- Puri district (covering Brahmagiri and Krushnaprasad)