PM Modi to launch Mission Bhagiratha
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate a massive 40,000-crore Telangana state water grid ‘Mission Bhagiratha’, during his maiden visit to Telangana. Mission Bhageeratha is the brain child 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 Prime Minister will be dedicating 1200 MW Singareni Thermal power plant to the nation besides laying a foundation stone for the NTPC 1600 MW power plant and revival of Ramagundam Fertiliser Plant on the occasion.
- The objective of the Mission Bhagiratha 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 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.