The Utkal Alumina has set up over 118 hand pump bore-wells in the villages, reaching more than 17,500 households in around 7 villages of Paikakupakhal, Maligaon, Nuapada, Kucheipadar,Lundrukana, Kanchguma and D Koral under Rayagada district in FY 2019-20.Besides, three solar based drinking water supply systems have been connected with the existing bore wells at Dwimundi and Jogiparitunda.
The company is also constructing small wells with a capacity of 1,500 litres in the non-motorable villages of Kodipari, Maikanch and Chandragiri Gram Panchayats.
Speaking on this, Unit Head and president of Utkal Alumina N Nagesh said, “Our prime focus is on taking appropriate measures for providing better healthcare services to people living in the periphery of our plant. Towards this, we are ensuring adequate supply of safe drinking water in many places.
This prevents as well as protects people from diseases caused by contaminated water.”
Besides, the company is working closely with the Rural Water Supply and Sanitation (RWSS) Department in installing hand pump bore-wells in needy locations.