BHUBANESWAR: In a noble initiative, the ODM Educational Group has provided succour to more than 500 families of two tribal villages, situated on the outskirts of the Capital City, who were facing acute drinking water scarcity.
The group dug a tube well with joint efforts of ODM Disaster Management Club and ODM Rotaract Club under the supervision of founder Dr S Minaketan for the benefit of residents of Bhalunka and Ambapada villages in Daruthenga panchayat, eight km from the City.
The two villages are mostly inhabited by tribals. In summer every year, the existing tube wells go dry because of groundwater depletion. Residents of these villagers are forced to travel more than three km every day to fetch drinking water.