Hyderabad: Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao (KCR) reviewed the work of Mission Bhagiratha scheme at Pragathi Bhavan here on Monday. He ordered the officials to ensure that every house in the State has a tap fixed under the scheme by March 31. Irrespective of the land forms, all areas across the State, including the hilly areas, forests and remote areas should get drinking water through the scheme, he ordered.
The officials briefed KCR on the scheme's progress. Out of the 23,968 residential hamlets, 23,947 are receiving drinking water through Mission Bhagiratha and so are 95% of the households in the rural areas. Tribal and Adivasi hamlets, areas adjoining the villages and remote villages across the State should receive purified drinking water through the scheme, KCR said to the officials.
KCR set a target of water supply to all residential areas by 10 January, 2019. Despite facing the burden of finances in the scheme, the government is willing to implement the scheme without any hiccups post completion.
"The day the idea of Mission Bhagiratha was conceived, there were doubts and mockery over the possibility of implementation. It is with the efforts of officials and engineers that the project is running successfully," he said.
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