Mission Bhagiratha Current Affairs - 2020

Monitoring Cell opened under Mission Bhagiratha

A dedicated monitoring cell was opened under Mission Bhagiratha to invite grievances and issues of supply of drinking water.

Highlights

The aim of the cell is to get prepared to address water scarcity of summer. The cell constituted will record complaints and redress them without any delays.

Mission Bhagiratha

The Mission Bhagiratha is a safe drinking water project that was launched for the state of Telangana. It aims to provide drinking water to every village and city household. It will supply clean drinking water from the rivers Krishna and Godavari.

River Bhagirathi

Though the mission is named “Bhagirathi”, it does not denote the river. According to hindu culture Bhagiratha, is an Indian king who brought the holy river Ganga to the earth.

River Bhagirathi does not flow in Telangana. It flows through Uttarkhand state. It is the source stream of the Ganges.

PM Narendra Modi launches Mission Bhagiratha in Telangana

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.

Key Facts

  • 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.