The National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) has sanctioned a Rural Infrastructure Development Fund (RIDF) of Rs 254 crore for setting up two mega piped drinking water supply projects in Odisha.
i.The two mega projects will come up in two districts,
- Jajpur district which will cover Badachana and Dharmasala blocks
- Puri district which will cover Brahmagiri and Krushnaprasad blocks.
ii.70 liters per capita per day(LPCD) clean, safe hygienic portable drinking water will be provided at the consumer end.
iii. The water supply will be provided through Functional Household Tape Connection (FHTC) with eight hours of supply in the project area.
The projects will help in achieving the goal of providing drinking water to the rural population by 2022.
|About National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD):|
NABARD was established on the recommendations of the B.Sivaraman Committee (by Act 61, 1981 of Parliament) to implement the National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development Act 1981.
Established – 12 July 1982
Chairman– Govinda Rajulu Chintala
Headquarters – Mumbai, Maharashtra