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Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik reviewed drinking water supply siatuation in urban areas

Bhubaneswar:24/4/18:Chief Minister Shri Naveen Patnaik reviewed drinking water supply siatuation in urban areas and directed to ensure 100% supply to all households and increase in per head drinking water supply in cities and towns to 70 litres by March, 2019.

Highlights of the review:

· 760 projects worth ₹3596 crore active in urban areas for drinking water supply

· 1869 PVC Tanks and 219 mobile water tanks serving 422 water scarcity areas in 185 wards of 24 cities.

· Ward-level Committee engaged to ensure smooth supply of drinking water

· 24-hour Control Room and periodic reviews for redressing water supply related grievances

Chief Minister Shri Patnaik directed Housing & Urban Development Department to initiate door-to-door campaign for ensuring every household in cities have access to piped drinking water supply.

About Editor in chief

Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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