Mission Bhagiratha scheme completely put an end to the drinking water problem faced by the people for decades. The scheme has become a model for the entire country to follow and emulate. The Central Jal Sakti Mission has recently declared that Telangana State is the one and only State in the country which is providing safe and pure drinking water to all the households, schools and Anganwadi centres through pipes. As against 5,672 habitations in 2014, about 57.26 lakh households in around 24,543 habitations are now receiving drinking water through tap connections.
The State government had spent about Rs 32,500 crore between 2014 and 2020 for the drinking water schemes to permanently solve the drinking water problem in the State. “With Mission Bhagiratha scheme, the fluoride problem has been totally eradicated in the State. The department of Drinking Water and Sanitation of the Central government declared Telangana as a fluoride-free State,” the Governor said.
*Original article, titled ‘New reservoirs ensured irrigation to all farm lands in Telangana’, online at https://telanganatoday.com/new-reservoirs-ensured-irrigation-to-all-farm-lands-in-telangana