Study Material | Test Series
Drishti IAS
call1800-121-6260 / 011-47532596
Drishti The Vision Foundation
(A unit of VDK Eduventures Pvt. Ltd.)
prelims Test Series 2019
बेसिक इंग्लिश का दूसरा सत्र (कक्षा प्रारंभ : 22 अक्तूबर, शाम 3:30 से 5:30)
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

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.

Helpline Number : 87501 87501
To Subscribe Newsletter and Get Updates.