KCR accords top priority to Bhagiratha

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File photo of Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao.

Hyderabad: Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao put Mission Bhagiratha — the flagship scheme of the TRS government aimed at providing safe drinking water to around 52.47 lakh rural households and 12.83 lakh urban households — on fast track.

All the targeted villages were integrated with the supply network and the trial run for bulk supply was conducted covering almost every village. In all, 56 municipalities were also integrated with the supply system. As many as 96 Assembly constituencies would be covered under the project.

Ten of them, including Dubbaka, Gajwel, Siddipet, Alair, Medchal and Jangaon, were already getting 100 per cent of the drinking water needs fully met under Mission Bhagiraha. Once the project becomes fully operational, the State can be relieved of its dependence on groundwater and it would me a major relief for fluoride-affected pockets such as Nalgonda.

In many parts of Telangana, groundwater contains high concentration of fluoride in the subsurface strata. Optical Fibre Cable (OFC) duct is provided along with the pipeline of the water grid to provide access to broadband services to households. It would come into use for Internet connectivity to rural households in due course.