PNS | Hyderabad
About 57.01 lakh houses in 23,839 rural habitats of Telangana, the 649 rural habitats merged into municipalities, 121 municipalities and 136 rural habitats located in forests and hills are being supplied with Mission Bhagiratha water.
All government schools, anganwadis and government institutions in the state have been given tap water connections. 59.94 TMC water has been allocated from various projects for this scheme. 23.44 TMCs of water from Krishna basin, 3.92 TMCs from Yellampalli HMWSSB line and 32.58 TMCs from Godavari basin have been allocated for Mission Bhagiratha.
With the success of the Mission Bhagiratha meant for rural areas, the government has launched Urban Bhagiratha to meet the water needs of Hyderabad. 602 million gallons of water is being supplied to villages along the Outer Ring Road along with Hyderabad through HMWSSB.
The Telangana government has increased the supply of fresh water to 1,456 sq.km, while it was only 688 sq.km in United AP. 56 reservoirs and 2,000 km pipeline are being constructed in suburban municipalities to provide drinking water to 40 lakh people at a cost of Rs 1,900 crore.
Some of these have been completed and construction has begun while others are in the final stages. The Outer Ring Road main will be constructed in two phases at a cost of Rs 2,000 crore, with 236 reservoirs and 4,000 km of pipelines.
An intake well is being constructed at Sunkishala for a permanent water solution for the city at a cost of Rs 2,215 crore. In the last nine years, the government has spent Rs 7,163 crore on the drinking water system of Hyderabad.
BPL families have been given tap water connection for just Re 1 under Mission Bhagiratha. So far 53,000 customers have taken connections under this scheme. A third party audit survey has also been conducted to make the selection of beneficiaries transparent. In addition, water connections of Rs 100 have been given to 30,000 people.