Mission Bhagiratha To Use BHEL Pumping Equipment

17 Oct, 2016 10:56 IST|Sakshi
The decision to procure motors and piping equipment from BHEL was taken as some companies quoted high price in response to the tenders called by the state government

Hyderabad: The Telangana government has decided to buy all electromechanical equipment for its ambitious Mission Bhagiratha aimed at providing piped drinking water to each of the state's 84 lakh households from public-sector Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd (BHEL), an official statement said.

The decision to buy motors and piping equipment from BHEL was taken at a meeting chaired by Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao on Sunday to review the Rs 40,000 crore project.

KCR asked ministers and collectors to review the works on the ground and ensure that project is completed by December 2017

According to a statement from the chief minister's office, the decision to procure motors and piping equipment from BHEL was taken as some companies quoted high price in response to the tenders called by the state government.

KCR spoke to BHEL Chairman and Managing Director Atul Sobti and said the state needs 50 to 1,000 HP motors. The chief minister said the government was already giving priority to BHEL in irrigation and electricity projects and similarly it would make the procurement for Mission Bhagiratha from the public sector company.

The state officials will soon hold a meeting with BHEL executives to come to an agreement over the procurement. KCR asked ministers and collectors to review the works on the ground and ensure that project is completed by December 2017.

He also wanted officials to first provide tap connections to Dalit and tribal families and later to others. The chief minister said there was no dearth of funds for the project. He said money was already mobilized from various institutions and some allocation was also made it the budget.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi had launched the ambitious project in August.

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