BHUBANESWAR: All gram panchayat (GP) headquarters in Odisha will have piped drinking water facility by December, 2018.
It was further decided to take up intensive soil and moister conservation activities in all forest pockets of the identified area.
So far, projects of worth Rs 900 crore have been approved for these villages under the OMBADC.
As forest regeneration is one of the key components of the OMBADC fund, the forest department was asked to intensify plantation activities for increasing green coverage in mining affected areas.
These include 29,829 housing units, 196 drinking water projects, plantations and forest regeneration in the areas affected by mining, said an official statement issued by the chief secretary's office.It was decided to complete all the housing projects with toilets and running water by December, 2017.
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