Puri becomes the first city in the country to have a ‘drink from tap’ facility.Puri: On Monday, the Odisha government declared Puri as the first city within-country to have extensive safe drinking tap water that may be used without delay for ingesting and cooking without similarly filtration or boiling.
CM Naveen Patnaik, who devoted the ‘Sujal-drink from tap task’ in puri, stated the city has joined the league of huge towns inside the world to provide safe consuming water to its citizens direct from the tap.
“Puri became the first city in our country to implement the drink from tap mission. The residence of Lord Jagannath is at the leading edge. The metro towns do now not have this facility either. Nowadays, puri has joined the sector’s largest cities league, consisting of London, new york, and Singapore,” he stated, adding that every one family in puri will get hold of tap water healthy for consuming from today.
“Under drink from the tap-Sujal task, people of puri could be capable of fetch water at once from the faucet to drink. There’s no want for storage or a filter. Tap water may be to be had 24×7,” stated Patnaik.
The leader minister said nearly 2 crore tourists go to puri every yr, they’ll now not need to convey water bottles with them at the same time as in puri. “the move will now eliminate the usage of three crore plastic water bottles. This will imply the metropolis will now be loose from almost four hundred tonnes of plastic waste,” he said.
The Sujal venture turned into launched on October 13 last 12 months to ensure nice tapped drinking water for greater than 1.Five million people in extra than 15 city areas. It consists of a 24/7 helpline center with IVRS for criticism redressal, mobile water trying out laboratory, and a short reaction team for rapid redressal of water supply proceedings.
Source: Hindustan Times