Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekar Rao has instructed officials concerned to ensure that drinking water should reach each and every household in the state by March 31, 2019, through the government’s Mission Bhagiratha. “The CM desired that from April 1, 2019, not even a single person anywhere in the state is seen carrying a water pot or a vessel for fetching water from any other place, instead of their house, irrespective of whether it is part of hilly areas, forest areas or remote areas,” a press release from the Chief Minister’s office said.
KCR held a review meeting in Pragathi Bhavan on Monday afternoon where Advisor to the Government Anurag Sharma, CMO Secretary Smita Sabharwal, Mission Bhagiratha Engineer-in-Chief Sri Krupakar Reddy and several MLAs and senior officials were present. “The CM elicited the views of the participant on the progress of works being carried segment wise, and in response, the officials explained in detail the progress. They informed the CM that, out of a total of 23,968 habitations, the bulk supply has reached 23,947 habitations.
It’s only just 21 villages that are yet to get bulk supply,” the release stated. “The responsibility of the government does not cease with merely reaching the bulk water to the villages and supply at the doorstep to every house. Even after that, without any interruption and hurdle, water shall be supplied continuously. People would be put to hardship even on a single day if they are denied water supply. Hence, supplying water continuously without any interruption is as important as completing the project,” KCR was quoted as saying.