Terming the Water Grid scheme as a gigantic project of mammoth scale and utility value, Minister for Panchayat Raj K. Taraka Rama Rao said the works in respect of Palair segment under the project will be expeditiously completed within one-and-a-half years to provide drinking water to every household in Palair and Khammam Assembly constituencies.
He was speaking after formally launching the Water Grid Project works in respect of Palair segment at Jeelacheruvu in Kusumanchi mandal on Sunday.
Stating that the Telangana Drinking Water Supply Project (TDWSP-Water Grid) was initiated with an estimated outlay of a whopping Rs. 35,000 crore, he said the mega project will find a lasting solution to the drinking water needs of people in the State. The project will be implemented under four different segments – including Palair, encompassing a balancing reservoir, in Khammam district – at an estimated expenditure of Rs.3,558 crore. The State government is determined to complete the project much ahead of the stipulated timeframe of three-and-a-half years he said.
Water supply scheme
Earlier, the Minister inaugurated the Rs. 10 crore Comprehensive Protected Drinking Water Supply (CPWS) Scheme at Puttakota in Raghunadhapalem mandal and a new rural water supply scheme at Edulapuram village in Khammam rural mandal.
Minister for Roads and Buildings T. Nageswara Rao, Khammam MP P. Srinivas Reddy, Paliar MLA R. Venkat Reddy, Khammam legislator P. Ajay Kumar, Principal Secretary (PR&RD) J. Raymond Peter, Khammam district Collector D.S. Lokesh Kumar and others were present.