Mission Bhagiratha Scheme Wikipedia Telangana State Full Details: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has launched Mission Bhagiratha On August 2016, at Gajwel constituency, Medak District.
Mission Bhagiratha Scheme initiated by Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao, to provide safe drinking water through the pipeline to every household in the rural & urban areas across Telangana State.
Mission Bhagiratha Scheme
The Mission Bhagiratha Scheme is a massive project by KCR lead Telangana Government with an outlay of Rs 42,853 Crores and Targeting to complete by end of 2017 (in a record time of 3 years) and from January 2018 this scheme Covers 2.72crore people and 62.01 lakh households
A mammoth 1.26 lakh km stretch of pipelines would be laid to quench the thirst of Telangana towns and villages apart from providing water for the people needs. Government has sanctioned Rs 4,000 crore for the FY 2015-16 out of a total project cost of 35,000 crore. Panchayat Raj, Rural Development, Rural Water Supply department has prepared the design for the project.
The Mission Bhagiratha objective 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.
Mission Bhagiratha Highlights
- Interlinking Krishna and Godavari rivers with reservoirs in the state to collect, conserve and supply much needed water to the state
- Total water pipeline length: 1,30,000 km – covering 26 internal grids, 62 intermediate pumping stations, 16 intake wells, 110 water treatment plants and 37,573 Overhead Service Reservoirs
- Total cost: Rs 42,000 crore
- Year of completion: 2018
- Based on detailed topography analysis, water to be pumped using gravity and minimal electricity (182 MW)
- Piped drinking water supply to : 67,000 urban households in Gajwel constituency at the rate of 150 liters per day per household, in areas under Municipal Corporations
- Piped drinking water supply to: 25,000 rural households at the rate of 100 litres per day per household
- Project water allocated for industrial use: 10%
- Women in villages empowered to oversee allocation and distribution of water in villages and collection of taxes
- Water drawn from Godavari river: 19.62 thousand million cubic feet (TMC)
- Water drawn from Krishna river: 19.65 thousand million cubic feet (TMC)