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PM Launches Mission Bhagiratha
Aug 11, 2016

On August 7, the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi launched Mission Bhagiratha at Komatibanda Village, Gajwel, in Medak District of Telangana.

  • The scheme has been launched by the State Government with an objective to provide safe drinking water to all.
  • The Prime Minister unveiled plaques to lay Foundation Stones for important development projects. These included the 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.
  • The PM also dedicated to the nation the 1200 Mw Thermal Power Station of Singareni Collieries at Jaipur, in Adilabad district.
  • He also laid foundation stone for the NTPC 1600 Mw power plant and revival of Ramagundam Fertilizer Plant on the occasion. The fertilizer plant would help the farmers of the State
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What is Mission Bhagiratha?

Mission Bhagiratha is the brainchild of Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrashekar Rao to provide safe drinking water through a pipeline at Komatibanda, Gajwel in Medak district. With this, about 67 thousand households of the Gajwel Assembly constituency will get safe drinking water through a pipeline.

  • The massive 40,000-crore Telangana state water grid ‘Mission Bhagiratha will comprise of a total of 26 internal grids.
  • 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 75,000 km would be used to provide clean drinking water to households.
  • The objective of the Mission Bhagirathais 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 25,000 rural habitations and 67 urban habitations.
  • The Telangana Water Grid, however, depends on water resources available from the rivers flowing through the state—Krishna and Godavari.
  • A total of 34 thousand million cubic meters of water from Godavari river and 21.5 thousand million cubic meters from Krishna river would be used for the water grid.
  • Water from Srisailam, Sriram Sagar Project, Komuram Bheem Project, Paleru Reservoir, Jurala Dam, Nizam Sagar Project will also be used.
  • The deadline for water to reach these households is March 2018.


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