Telangana ensure drinking water to every household by this summer
 Source : News Bharati English  Date : 16-Jul-2017

Hyderabad, July 16: Telangana to provide drinking water connection to every household from next summer under Mission Bhagiratha programme. This will put an end to the drinking water woes of people in Mahabubnagar district of Telangana.

The Telangana State (TS) government has improved the supply of drinking water radically and would ensure daily water supply to every household, dissimilarly to the previous ones where it was supplied once in a week, states Urban Development Minister K T Rama Rao. Under Mission Bhagiratha, the Minister laid the foundation stone for an ambitious water supply scheme with an estimated Rs 163.36 Crore at Mahabubnagar on Saturday.

Speaking at the gathering during Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) Pragathi Sabha at ZP Grounds in Mahabubnagar and Narayanpet, K T Rama Rao said that the TS government would complete the project by next summer and ensure drinking water to every household in the district.

The Minister stated, “Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao strongly feels that there is no point in achieving a separate State without realizing water supply to nook and cranny of Palamuru district”. He also condemned the Opposition parties for attempting to create obstacles for the Chief Minister’s efforts to complete Palamuru-Rangareddy Lift Irrigation Project and deprive water supply to over 14 lakh acres of agricultural fields in the district.

K T Rama Rao informed, “During the Congress regime, the Chief Ministers have adopted Mahabubnagar district. Instead of developing the district, they became a reason for its loss. Now the Congress leaders are trying to create rifts between farmers and also attempting to obstruct the development works taken up by the TS government. But, we will not slow down”.

The Minister also maintained that he just wanted to understand whether the opposition parties were blind to the problems being faced by the people in Mahabubnagar district for decades during their regime. He specified that they were trying to cover-up their failures in developing Mahabubnagar district by levelling baseless allegations against the TRS government and CM K Chandrashekhar Rao.

Rama Rao noted that the TRS government had taken up several development works in the last three years and promised that the 1,200 of 3,700 double bedroom houses in Mahabubnagar district will get completed by Dasara festival. He restated that providing quality education and medical facilities was a priority of the State government and announced Rs 18 Crore for drinking water project in Narayanpet and assured to complete the project in six months.

The Minister also sanctioned over Rs 12 Crore for drainage works, a mini stadium worth Rs 2.65 Crore, and Rs 2 Crore for town hall in Narayanpet.