– Several Bhubaneswar homes lack water supply Bhubaneswar, April 4: Residents here continue to suffer from water scarcity because of the dillydallying approach of the state government.
At a question-answer session during the ongoing Assembly session, housing and urban development minister Pushpendra Singh Deo admitted that the city did not get adequate water for its daily requirements.
In his reply to a question by legislator Chiranjib Biswal, the minister admitted that only 33 of the city’s 67 wards were fully covered with piped water supply till March 2016.
"At present, 24 wards of the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) have complete piped water supply, whereas the other 43 wards are partially covered," Singh Deo had said in the Assembly.
The minister, however, assured the Assembly that several projects had been taken up under Atal Mission for Urban Rejuvenation and Transformation (Amrut) and the entire city would be covered with piped water by 2021-22.
61, where only 10 per cent of the households get piped water supplied by the Public Health Engineering Organisation (Pheo).
There are very few households with piped water supply in our area.
The Pheo calculated that half of the available water went down the drain due to leakages while the rest half supplied to the households which have piped water connection and stand posts.
It has been planned that 13 of these 38 projects will be completed by the end of this year.
"We have already initiated the water supply projects under Amrut.