Jalsathi: Odisha Govt. launches programme to ensure supply of safe drinking water

  • Chief Minister of Odisha Naveen Patnaik launched the ‘Jal sathi’ program which will ensure supply of safe drinking water to all households in the state.
  • During the programme launch, he distributed water quality testing kits and POS (point of sale) machines to women volunteers being called as- ‘Jalasathi’.

About Jalshakthi

  • Implementation: A memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed between Water Corporation of Odisha (WTACO) and women federations in Bhubaneswar (Odisha Capital) for implementation of ‘Jalsathi’ programme.
  • Coverage:Initially, the ‘Jalsathi’ programme will be implemented in as many as 8 wards of Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) under the 5T initiative of housing and Urban Development.
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