Hyderabad: Tamilnadu engineers team which is on a study tour in Telangana has attracted towards the Mission Bhagiratha and Mission Kakatiya, the flagship programmes of the Telangana State government.
The team which went around initially evinced keen interest knowing the details of Mission Bhagiratha and the Mission Kakatiya. They were earlier given a power point presentation on the Mission Bhagiratha by its' Chief Engineer Jagan Mohan Reddy in Jalasoudha today. They appreciated the objective of the scheme to provide drinking water more than what has been prescribed by the central government to every household in the country. They expressed dismay over the fast receipt of permissions from various departments in record time including forest, railways and from national high ways.
The Tamilnadu delegation learnt about the lower operation and maintenance cost in providing drinking water to 98 % households even during peak summer. They appreciated the scheme's design to supply drinking water for at least 2 years even in the absence of rainfall.
They said there is an all round appreciation in Tamilnadu on the implementation of these schemes from various quarters.
ON MISSION KAKATIYA
The 18-member Team also met the Minister for Irrigation Tanner Harish Rao after touring several places for 2 days in the state to learn about the Mission Kakatiya as well. The minister while interacting with the team members ascribed the success of the Mission Kakatiya to the efforts of the state government in reforming the tender system and by reducing the political interference in the decision making. "We have adopted transparency at every place from finalising tenders to meeting the deadlines. The tanks and lakes in the state including in Hyderabad have gained its lost glory with this mission", he explained.
The minister also explained the visiting team about how they could able to utilise the sand extracted from the lake after dredging in getting the high agricultural output by using it as a fertiser in agricultural fields.
The Tamilnadu team comprises its Principle Secretaries of Urban Drinking water T.Phanindra Reddy, Dheeraj Kumar, Kaveri Board Chairman R.Subramanyam, TN Irrigation Engineer in Chief CS Dinakaram, CEs Murugu Subramanyam, Phalani Kumar, Vijaya Raghavan, Vairavanadhan, TS special CS Joshi, Vikas Raj, E-in-C Muralidhar Rao, Vijaya Pakash and CEs Suresh, Shyam Sundar and others.