Speed Up Water Grid Survey, KTR Tells Officials

To execute the state government’s ambitious water grid project at a fast pace, IT and panchayat raj minister KT Rama Rao instructed the officials to complete the primary survey pertaining to project in one months’ time.

Highlighting that the government is committed to build a water grid with international standards, the minister asked the officials to call for Expression of Interest from competent agencies to conduct the survey.

In a review meeting held here on Friday, the minister enquired about the ongoing works vis-a-vis the project. He also sought information pertaining to the exercise on chief minister K Chandrashekar Rao’s advice that the project should effectively use gravity in development of the grid.

It was also decided to visit Gujarat, where a similar project is being implemented without any glitches, to get first hand account of the system. Besides, the much touted e-panchayat of the Western state would also be studied.The minister ordered officials to procure GPS equipment for the supervision of works relating to the project. He also asked the officials to arrange geo spatial mapping system to enable the chief minister to oversee the process from his office.

With the chief minister intending to launch the water grid project from the fluoride-hit Nalgonda district, Rama Rao ordered the officials concerned to finish the Detailed Project Report(DPR)of the district first.

Meanwhile, officials apprised him that the four-layered survey, conducted with the help of remote sensing agencies, had concluded. In order to fast track the work, the minister suggested them to prepare a schedule detailing different phases of the project. Further, he instructed them to establish a special authority at the earliest to streamline the ongoing works.

Source: The New Indian Express

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