Gajwel (Telangana) Aug 7: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday launched Mission Bhagiratha, Telangana government’s dream project aimed to supply piped drinking water to every household in the state.
He unveiled a pylon to launch the first phase of the flagship scheme of the state government, at Komatibanda village in Gajwel constituency of Medak district.
The Prime Minister also formally turned a tap to launch the project for supply of drinking water to 243 villages in Gajwel constituency represented by Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao.
Modi, who is on his maiden visit to Telangana, also remotely inaugurated Manoharabad-Kothapally (Hyderabad-Karimnagar) railway line, reopened Rashtriya Fertilizer Corporation Limited (RFCL) which was closed in 1999, laid foundation stone for 16000MW NTPC thermal power plant at Ramagundam and Kaloji Health University at Warangal.
Extending warm welcome to Prime Minister, Chief Minister KCR thanked him for all cooperation and support from the Centre to state projects.
Central Ministers Bandaru Dattatreya, Venkaiah Naidu, Suresh Prabhu, A.R. Ananta Kumar, Piyush Goel and Governor ESL Narasimhan, Telangana State Ministers and officials participated.
While KCR spoke in Hindi for the convenience of Prime Minister Modi and other Union Ministers on the dais, Modi himself started his speech in Telugu saying, “Sodara, sodarimanulara. Telangana rashtram erpadina tarvata mottamodatisariga ikkadiki raavadam chala santoshamga undi.”
KCR showered all praises on the PM saying for the first time in history there is government at the Centre which is striving to curb corruption completely. He also said the Modi government is the most progressive and states-friendly.
While saying all that Telangana needs is only blessings of Modi, KCR appealed to PM sanction a national level irrigation project, an all India medical institute and IT investment region for the state.
However, PM assured all help and support for the state, but gave no categorical assurance on the requests made by KCR.