Mission Bhagiratha Current Affairs - 2019
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched Mission Bhagiratha with an objective to provide safe drinking water to all.
The scheme is the brain child of Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrashekar Rao. It was launched by state Government at Komatibanda Village, Gajwel in Medak District of Telangana.
- Mission Bhagiratha is a water grid project that aims to provide safe drinking water to all even to remotest places in Telangana.
- Its objective is to provide 100 litres of clean drinking water per person in rural households and 150 litres per person in urban households.
- Under it safe drinking water will be provided to about 25000 rural habitations and 67 urban habitations.
- Apart from providing a sustainable and permanent solution to the drinking water woes, it also aims to rejuvenate more than 45000 water tanks.
Besides, Prime Minister also laid foundation stones for other important development projects in Telangana. It includes 1600 MW Thermal Power station of NTPC at Ramagundam, 1200 MW Thermal Power Station of Singareni Collieries in Adilabad district.