Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, Oct 6:
Be it village or town, the government aims to provide safe drinking water to each and every family said Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik here today.
At a state-level special function organised at the State Secretariat today, the Chief Minister dedicated 100 new drinking water projects for urban areas apart from laying the foundation stone for an equal number of similar projects via video conferencing.
This apart, Patnaik inaugurated simplified process for approval of building plans.
“The state government is working with the commitment towards improving urban governance in our state. Today 100 urban drinking water projects were dedicated and work for 100 more projects also started. Besides, the ‘Online Smart Water Information Management System’ and other citizen centric services were launched to bring more accountability and efficiency in urban water management,” Patnaik said briefing newsmen after the function.
“The Chief Minister today dedicated 100 drinking water projects and laid the foundation stone for 100 projects. In addition to that, he has inaugurated two systems, the first being ‘Online Smart Water Information Management System’. The system will enable access to information on the quality of water, water connection, water tax collection and stipulated quantity of water flowing. Secondly, he dedicated e-Building Pass System (e-BPAS), which is a simplified process for getting building plan approval than the earlier system in which people use to face hassles,” said Pushpendra Singhdeo, Minister Housing and Urban Development speaking to reporters.
The function was attended by Ministers, MLAs, Chief Secretary and several other senior officers.