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PURI BECOMES FIRST IN INDIA TO PROVIDE A 24*7 ‘SAFE TO DRINK’ TAP WATER FACILITY

PURI BECOMES FIRST IN INDIA TO PROVIDE A 24*7 ‘SAFE TO DRINK’ TAP WATER FACILITY

Context

Puri city of Odisha becomes the first in India to provide a 24×7 ‘safe to drink’ tap water facility. It has become the first city in India to implement the Drink-from-Tap project.

About the Facility:

  • The city now offers safe drinking water directly from the tap on a 24 hours basis, through smart water management technology.
  • On July 26, 2021, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik inaugurated the Sujal or ‘Drink From Tap’ mission in Puri.
  • The people of Puri will receive high-quality drinking water directly from the tap.
  • There is no need to store or filter drinking water for cooking and drinking.
  • It will benefit around 2.5 lakh people of Puri along with 2 crore tourists coming to Puri every year.

Puri:

  • Puri is a coastal city and a municipality in the state of Odisha in eastern India.
  • It is also known as Sri Jagannatha Dhama after the 12th-century Jagannath Temple situated in the city.
  • It is one of the original Char Dham pilgrimage sites for Hindus.
  • It has been chosen as one of the heritage cities for the Heritage City Development and Augmentation Yojana (HRIDAY) scheme of the Government of India.

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