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Daya water unfit for human use

Bhubaneswar, Oct 31: Odisha Revenue & Disaster Management Minister Maheswar Mohanty today warned one and all not to use Daya river's water for any purpose as it has turned highly polluted. The Minister said Water of Daya river on the outskirts of capital city Bhubaneswar has become polluted and neither consumable for drinking nor for farming.

A high level review meeting over the matter was held today where it was decided to set up six sewage treatment plants here at a cost of Rs 800 crore.

While work for two sewage treatment plants has been completed, those of other four would finish within the next two years.

Another meeting is scheduled to be held in the coming time over the number of houses required to be evicted for the project.

It has also been directed to examine the water of Bhargavi, Luna and Ratnachira rivers.

The review meeting attended by Chief Secretary, Panchayati Raj Principal Secretary and Forest & Environment Pricipal Secretary.

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