PM Narendra Modi launches Mission Bhagiratha in Telangana
Posted on:08 Aug 2016 18:19:44
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08 August 2016 Current Affairs: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has launched Mission Bhagiratha at Komatibanda Village, Gajwel in Medak District of Telangana on 7 August 2016 . The scheme was launched by the State Government with an objective to provide safe drinking water to all.The Prime Minister also unveiled plaques to lay Foundation Stones for important development projects. These included:
1600 MW Thermal Power station of NTPC at Ramagundam
Revival of a Fertilizer Plant at Ramagundam; Kaloji Narayana Rao University of Health Sciences, Warangal and Manoharabad-Kothapalli Railway line. He also dedicated to the nation the 1200 MW Thermal Power Station of Singareni Collieries at Jaipur in Adilabad district.
Highlights : Mission Bhagiratha is Telangana Water Grid Project intended to provide a sustainable and permanent solution to the drinking water woes. It is a pet project taken up at an outlay of 42000 crore rupees.
Apart from creating a water grid for supply drinking water to houses, it aims to rejuvenate more than 45000 water tanks.
The water grid project aims at reaching out drinking water supply to even remotest place in the State to every household across the State in the coming four years. The objective of project 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 : The Telangana Water Grid would depend on water resources available in Krishna & Godavari – two perennial rivers flowing through the state. A total of 34 TMC of water from Godavari river and 21.5 TMC from Krishna river would be utilized for the water grid.
Plans are ready to use water from Srisailam, Sriram Sagar Project, Komuram Bheem Project, Paleru Reservoir, Jurala Dam, Nizam Sagar Project. This scientifically designed project intends to use the natural gradient wherever possible and pump water where necessary and supply water through pipelines. The main trunk pipelines of this project would run about 5000 KM, and the secondary pipelines running a length of about 50000 KM would be used to fill service tanks in habitations.
From here the village-level pipeline network of about 75000 KM would be used to provide clean drinking water to households.
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