Telangana to get a Smart Water-Grid

Telangana Water Grid, the ambitious drinking water project announced by state government, is moving fast from conceptual stage to implementation stage.

IT and Panchayat Raj Minister KT Rama Rao formally did the ground-breaking ceremony for the Pylon of Water Grid at Munugode in Nalgonda district. By starting the Water Grid works from the flouride effected Nalgonda, TRS government intends to send a strong signal on its commitment to eradicate the decades old problem.

Photo: IT & Panchayat Raj Minister KT Rama Rao, Education Minister G Jagadish Reddy, Munugode MLA Kusukuntla Prabhakar Reddy, MLC Karne Prabhakar at the ground breaking ceremony of Telangana Water Grid Pylon

The project envisages providing 100 litres clean drinking water per person in rural areas and 15o litres per person in urban areas. The grid would connect 25ooo rural habitations and 67 urban habitations. About 34 TMC of water from river Godavari and 21.5 TMC from river Krishna would be utilized to feed the drinking water grid.

The state government will be using latest technology for the proposed Water Grid project.

Advanced Light Detection and Ranging (LIDAR) technology would be utilized for a detailed survey of the Water Grid. Lightweight aircrafts will be engaged for aerial survey.

IT and Panchayat Raj Minister KT Rama Rao informed the media that the Telangana state government will also use hydraulic modelling software for determining the size of water pipelines, pumping capacity and height to which water would be pumped. Along with this, software tools like surge analysis and smart flow would be used to resolve any problems that arise in distribution of water.

CM K Chandrashekar Rao would be personally monitoring the entire Water Grid project works from Secretariat through System Control and Data Access (SCDA) technology.


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