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Bhagiratha-Drinking Water Project

Bhagiratha Drinking Water Project
We have talked about many water projects such as lift irrigation, building barrage, and many projects which are developed and being developed for irrigation and drinking water purpose.
Here we will see one such project that is the Bhagiratha project developed by the State Government of  Telangana.

Project Highlight:

Bhagiratha Drinking Water Project
This project is being developed to ensure safe and sustainable piped drinking water to households directly from the surface water sources. The project will have 26 segments and have a tentative project cost of 45028 crore rupees which will spread over 1.11 lakh sq km area and have pipelines running 1.46 lakh km to give water to households. The main sources are Krishna & Godavari River which will benefit over 2.7 crore individuals.

Infrastructure!

Bhagiratha Drinking Water Project
This huge project consists of 65+ Intake Tower and will also expand with 19 more Intake Tower which will take the water to the water treatment plants. There will be 110+ Water Treatment Plants and expand with the addition of 50 in the next phase.
Bhagiratha Drinking Water Project
The Major structures which consist of Overhead Water Tank and Pipelines are 1670+  which will take water from the plant to the end. There will be 36000+ Overhead Water Reservoirs which will help in increasing the water level to have a flow of water in places where the topography is not proper.

Important News:

Bhagiratha Drinking Water Project
  • The project has already been declared as Flagship Project.
  • Hon'ble Prime Minister & Hon'ble Union Minister and NITI Aayog also gave Encomium.
  • Hon'ble Prime Minister also mentioned Mission Bhagiratha in his Mann Ki Baat in 2016 and applauded Telangana Government efforts in the water supply sector.

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