CM wants Mission Bhagiratha completed by June; water to villages from March

Hyderabad: Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao has instructed that all the works under Mission Bhagiratha should be completed on schedule with coordination among all the departments concerned.

He held a review meeting on Mission Bhagiratha at Pragathi Bhavan here on Tuesday and congratulated the officials on working with zeal and commitment towards the programme, which the State government has taken up as a prestigious project. The Chief Minister held the review on segments-wise. He also enquired about the construction of intake wells, water treatment plants, pipelines and electric sub-stations. He also spoke directly with the Engineer-in-Chief and DEs all over the State.

When several problems were brought to his notice, the Chief Minister gave on the spot solutions.  Chief Secretary SP Singh, Mission Bhagiratha Vice-Chairman Vemula Prashanth Reddy, MLA Challa Dharma Reddy, MLC Srinivas Reddy, MDC Chairman S Subhash Reddy, E-in-C Surender Reddy, Genco CMD Prabhakar Rao, SPDCL, NPDCL CMDs, CE, SE, EE and DEEs and other working agencies participated in the meeting.

The Chief Minister has emphasized the need to have uninterrupted power supply for the programme. “For Mission Bhagiratha, power supply is very essential. Expedite the works on sub-stations, power lines and so on and power should be supplied to intake wells, WTPs. Make all arrangements for the uninterrupted power to supply drinking water,” the CM said.

The officials informed the Chief Minister that of the 19 intake wells, 11 were completed and others are at various stages of completion. These will be completed by March. By April all the intake wells will be able to pump water, the officials informed. Of the 50 water treatment plants, three were completed, 75 per cent of work was over in another 10 water treatment plants. The Chief Minister said, “Working agencies should understand the aims and objectives of the government and expedite the works. We have already announced that if the works are completed on time, one per cent incentive will be given”.

By March this year, 3,811 villages will get drinking water and by December 20, 366 villages will be added. By March 9, 79,245 houses will get drinking water and by December 42,38,980 houses will get the same, the officials said. 

A role model for the country

“Mission Bhagiratha is going to be a role model for the country. The Prime Minister himself has launched this programme. Representatives from seven States came here to study the programme. NITI Ayog praised this project and in several States they are planning to emulate our programme. We have also taken the programme as a prestigious one. By next elections, if we do not supply drinking water to every household, we have declared that we will not seek votes. We have a lot of faith in our officials and this is the reason why the works are not given to any private agencies but handed over to our officials. Officials are monitoring internal works in the villages and we are paying bills regularly to the working agencies. We are solving every problem. All works should be completed by December 2017”, the CM instructed.

“Though December is the target, complete the works by June. Works cannot be executed faster during the rainy season. Complete the works before the onset of Monsoon.” The CM added. –NSS

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