Saturday , March 23 2019

Mission Bhagiratha water reaches flouride affected

Godavari river water, under the Mission Bhagiratha scheme, has reached Yadadri-Bhuvanagiri district before the time limit.


HYDERABAD: Godavari river water, under Mission Bhagiratha scheme, has arrived Yadadri-Bhuvanagiri district before the time limit and purified drinking water is being distributed to a majority of the fluoride- affected tenancy in the trial run. The scheme of supplying Godavari river water to as many as 1.16 lakh families in 545 abodes from Shamirpet reservoir with an estimated cost of Rs 800 crore is planned to be completed by this March 2018. But with the wits taken by the district collector Ms. Anita Ramachandran who is observing the day-to-day status of the work done, maximum of the mandals in the district have got the water previously than expected.

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Ms. Anita Ramachandran stated, “Currently, the Hyderabad Metropolitan Water Supply and Sewerage Board (HMWSSB) is giving water to the district on trial-basis. We are anticipating full-fledged supply from the month of December this year after finishing internal pipeline work and after water line, connections are given to all the families. Work for the supply of Krishna river water is also in development and we are anticipating the supply to other fragments of the district by March 2018, which is also previously than the real deadline.”

So far, the state government has laid 43 km of central pipeline from Shamirpet to Bhuvanagiri over Bommala Ramaram, Turkapally, and Bibinagar mandals. In addition to this, it has placed 1,300 km of secondary pipelines which are providing water to overhead tanks. Some of these previously existed while there are few recently built ones as well. Out of 44 overhead/GLBR tanks, 14 are old.

Rendering to an official, as per the current requirement, the HMWSSB will source 60 million liters water in a day to 1.16 lakh households. Presently, in the trial run, the HMWSSB is providing 40 MLD. “The complete project is intended for the necessity in the coming 30 years (2048). As per our intentions, 100 MLD will be essential after 2040.” In the meantime, Mission Bhagiratha administrators who are working on the Krishna River Water project, say that soon the leftover five mandalas will be getting purified drinking water.

“We have got the work for the laying of interior pipelines in the 5 mandals with an estimation of Rs. 148 crore. Out of 569 occupancies in the 5 mandals, we have finished the work in 305 occupancies and are expectant regular water supply to all these tenancies by March 2018,” the official stated.

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