Govt. of India

Mission Bhagiratha in Telangana

Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched Mission Bhagiratha in Telangana with an objective to provide safe drinking water to all. This scheme introduced by state Government at Komatibanda Village, Gajwel in Medak District of Telangana. Mission Bhagiratha is a water grid project that aims to provide safe drinking water to all even to remotest places in Telangana. The objective is to provide 100 litres of clean drinking water per person in rural households and 150 litres per person in urban households. Over 25000 rural habitations and 67 urban habitations will be covered under the scheme. Along with Krishna and Godavari River, water from Nizam Sagar, Sriram Sagar, Komuram Bheem, Jurala Dam and Parelu Reservoir will also be utilized under this projects. The main pipeline will be spread over 5000 km throughout the state. The main pipeline will be connected to several sub­lines. Total of 50000 km side­lines will be stretched across the different places of the state to provide water to the habitations. Apart from providing a sustainable and permanent solution to the drinking water, it also aims to rejuvenate more than 45000 water tanks

  • Total cost: Rs 42,000 crore
  • Year of completion: 2018

Benefits of Mission Bhagiratha in Telangana:

  • Benefits of clean drinking water in villages
  • Benefits of 100 litres of clean drinking water per person in rural households and 150 litres per person in urban households

Objective of Mission Bhagiratha in Telangana:

  1. The objective of Telangana Water Grid is to provide 100 liters of clean drinking water per person in rural households and 150 liters per person in urban households. This project aims to provide water to about 25000 rural habitations and 67 urban habitations

Features of Mission Bhagiratha in Telangana:

  1. The Mission Bhagiratha is a scheme launched by the Prime Minister Modi in Telengana in 2016. Under this scheme people across the state will get access to safe drinking water
  2. A massive 1.26 km pipeline will be laid throughout the state to provide drinking water to every household in rural as well as urban areas. In rural areas, 100litre water will be provided to each household whereas in urban areas, 150litre will be provided per person
  3. Over 25000 rural habitations and 67 urban habitations will be covered under the scheme. Along with Krishna and Godavari River, water from Nizam Sagar, Sriram Sagar, Komuram Bheem, Jurala Dam and Parelu Reservoir will also be utilized under this projects
  4. The main pipeline will be spread over 5000 km throughout the state. The main pipeline will be connected to several sub­lines. Total of 50000 km side­lines will be stretched across the different places of the state to provide water to the habitations
  5. In villages, total of 75, 000 km pipeline will be laid to provide water to the households in villages and rural areas. These pipelines will be connected to the secondary tanks

References & Details:

  1. For more details about Mission Bhagiratha In Telangana visit official site: http://www.telangana.gov.in/news/2014/12/15/water-grid
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