Bhubaneswar: NABARD has sanctioned RIDF assistance of Rs.254 Crore to Government of Odisha under Rural Infrastructure Development Fund (RIDF).
RIDF Funding will cover setting up of two Mega Piped Drinking Water Supply Projects; one each in Jajpur district (covering Badachana and Dharmasala blocks) & Puri district ( covering Brahmagiri and Krushnaprasad block).
These projects are expected to provide clean and safe drinking water to 8.78 lakh rural population across 1.37 lakh household in 565 villages of the state on completion.
The Mega Piped Drinking Water Supply Projects are intended for providing 70 LPCD clean, safe hygienic portable drinking water at the consumer end through Functional Household Tape Connection (FHTC) with eight hours of supply in the project area.
These projects will contribute in achieving the goal of provision of drinking water to the rural population by 2022.
During the current financial year, many critical rural infrastructure projects under Drinking Water, Irrigation and Rural Connectivity (Road and Bridge) activity are being planned to be supported under RIDF-XXVII.
The State Government accords top priority to Mega Piped Water Supply projects in the state followed by projects under
irrigation and subsequently rural connectivity projects.
This infrastructure support under RIDF plays a major role in supporting rural economy of the State and add to
the continuous efforts of Government of Odisha to boost the infrastructure requirements of
Rural Odisha, said C Udayabhaskar Chief General Manager NABARD.