100% water supply achieved in ULBs: Govt

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100% water supply achieved in ULBs: Govt

Wednesday, 15 May 2019 | PNS | BHUBANESWAR

The State Government on Tuesday claimed that 100-per cent water supply has been achieved in urban areas and there has been a remarkable improvement in relief distribution and restoration of energy and road communication in the Fani-affected areas of the State.

Different departments are assessing losses so that restoration work can be carried out very soon, it said.

The Housing and Urban Development Department has made a preliminary assessment of loss of properties worth Rs 524.23 crore. While a sum of Rs 29.64 crore is required to repair 291.124-km drains, it requires 9.06 crore for 267 culverts, Rs 136.46 crore for sewerage and STP, Rs 124.13 crore for water supply and Rs 16.20 crores for Aahaar Kendra and Rs 17.08 crore for installing street lightings damaged in the cyclone.

The department said 275 PWS (94%) are now functional in Puri and 100  per cent water supply has been ensured in all ULBs.

Sixty-five per cent mobile towers in Khordha district, 42 per cent in Puri and 81 per cent in Cuttack have been made functional. Similarly, 72 per cent in Bhubaneswar city, 33 per cent in Puri and 82 per cent in Cuttack city have been made operational.

Regarding health services, the report said senior officers have already taken stock of the situation in six most-affected blocks of Puri district. Water supply has been restored in the DHHs of Puri and Khordha, all CHCs of Puri district and 10 out of 12 CHCs of Khordha district. All Government health facilities have become functional with power back up.

In the affected areas, 146 mobile medical teams and 233 medical relief camps have been functioning. As many as 76 doctors and 310 paramedics have been deployed out of which 20 doctors and 200 paramedics are deployed in the most affected 189 GPs of Khordha and Puri districts.

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