The need for safe drinking water seems to be turning into a never-ending battle at the moment. With only 2% of the world’s water safe for drinking, and the increasing population around the world, and rampant pollution of water all around the globe, the question that stands to stare at our face is: “Is water turning out to be the Petroleum of the 21st century?”
Mission Bhagiratha is an attempt to tackle this issue and provide safe drinking water for every household in the recently born state of Telangana.
Budget of the Project
The project is estimated to be executed on a whopping budget of ₹43.8 crores.
Origins of the Project Bhagiratha
The project is the Brain-child of the Telangana Chief Minister, K. Chandrashekar Rao who aims to provide piped water to 2.32 crore people across 20 lakh households in the urban area and 60 lakh households in the rural areas of Telangana.
The Mission gets its name from the great Indian King Bhagiratha, who is known to have brought the river Ganga, which was a huge task, considering the legend that the River was brought to Earth from Heaven.
Primary Objective of the Project
The main objective of the Project Bhagiratha stands to be supplying clean drinking water to households in the newly-formed state. This is aimed to be achieved through water sourced from the River Godavari and River Krishna.
The project is divided into 26 segments which comprise of over 25000 habitations and is aiming to provide 100 liters of drinking water per person in rural areas and 150 liters in urban areas.
The project is currently underway and is nourishing lives in Telangana, one glass of water at a time.
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