Staff Reporter

They are provided by Orissa Sands Complex

The villages are Bada Aryapalli, Sana Aryapalli and Kandara Aryapalli

Plans being mooted to supply water to the households through pipeline

BERHAMPUR: Drinking water projects were installed in three coastal villages in Chatrapur block of Ganjam district by the Orissa Sands Complex (OSCOM), a unit of the Indian Rare Earths Limited (IREL).

These drinking water projects were inaugurated on Thursday by Ganajm Superintendent of Police (SP) Nitinjeet Singh in the presence of the head of the OSCOM, Dhirendra Mohanty and S.K.Patra, DGM (HRM) of the company. These drinking water projects are part of the corporate social responsibility endeavours of the OSCOM.

The three drinking water projects have been taken up at Bada Aryapalli, Sana Aryapalli, Kandara Aryapalli villages. Borewells have been dug up. The groundwater pumped from these borewells would be stored in overhead tanks in the villages for the use of villagers. Earlier these villages were suffering from lack of proper drinking water. Plans are also being mooted to supply water to the households through pipeline. Around 1500 families of these three villages would benefit from these drinking water projects.

The OSCOM authorities also organised a free health camp for these three villages at Aryapalli High School on Thursday. Over 350 persons had their medical checkup at this camp which was inaugurated by local panchayat samity chairman N.Simanchal Reddy.

It may be noted that OSCOM has built up two cyclone shelters in this area for the protection of human life during calamities. A few months ago, it had donated ambulances to the sub-divisional hospital at Chatrapur.