Mahabubnagar: Officials of Mission Bhagiratha have assured Panchayat Raj Minister Jupally Krishna Rao that within 15-20 days safe drinking water would be provided to 319 habitations out of the total 323 habitations of Gadwal Assembly constituency. During the review of Mission Bhagiratha works in ZP general body meeting held in Mahabubnagar on Saturday, the officials of Telangana water grid said that the main pipeline work was completed in 319 habitations across Gadwal constituency and bulk supply of water would be given to all these habitations in the next few weeks.
They also promised bulk supply of drinking water to 219 habitations across Devarkadra constituency by the end of February, just in time for completion of works for construction of Water Treatment Plants (WTP) at Mannemkonda and Jadcherla. As just 6 kms of secondary pipeline work was left to be done, they said it would be completed by end of February. They also assured that by the end of February, 108 habitations out of the total 133 habitations in Maddur and Kosgi mandals of Kodangal constituency would also receive bulk drinking water.
As works in all 14 constituencies in united Mahabubnagar district are in various stages of progress, Minister Jupally Krishna Rao has asked the officials to ensure that wherever the main pipeline work was completed, no matter in how many habitations in each constituency, bulk water needs to be supplied, even if means filling the old tanks using the old pipelines in the villages, as much of the inter-village pipeline work has not yet been completed.
“Keeping in mind the approaching summer season, Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao wants to see at least bulk water being supplied to all villages by end of February, so that digging borewells and using tankers could be avoided. You people must make sure all the works including inter-village network is completed by the end of June,” he told the officials.
It has to be mentioned that bulk water supply doesn’t include the pipeline work within villages. Water would be supplied through main pipeline to one point in every habitation, from where the water could be lifted to the already existing overhead tanks or into the newly constructed tanks. Wherever connection work for main pipeline to overhead tanks is needed, all these works have to be completed by end of February.