Hyderabad: KTR Festival Gift ‘Free Fresh Water Scheme’ for tap connection holders
KTR launched free fresh water scheme of 20,000 liters per month
Mr. K. Taraka Rama Rao Minister of State for Municipal Administration and Urban Development has launched free fresh water scheme of 20,000 liters per month in SPR Hills, Rehmat Nagar in Borabanda today.
Speaking on the occasion, he said that the Sankranti festival came to the people of Hyderabad two days ago. He said water scarcity was high in other metro cities in the country. In the city of Chennai, however, there is a dilemma of transporting drinking water by train, while in Hyderabad in our state, we are supplying free drinking water to almost 9 lakh families.
He said the water board would divert water from the Godavari and Krishna rivers in remote areas to provide drinking water to the city of Hyderabad. “We have undertaken the Keshavpuram project as well as the Ring Main project around the Outer Ring Road around Hyderabad without any problem in the future so that there will be no shortage of drinking water till 2050,” he said.
The scheme will benefit about 97% of the poor and middle class families living in the city. In particular, the scheme will greatly benefit millions of people living in slums. As announced by the government, the free scheme will come into effect from the December bill issued in January. However, those who consume over 20,000 liters of water will have to pay black bills to that extent. In order for consumers to get this free drinking water facility, they have to set up meters properly for their connections.
However, those living in slums do not need to install any meters. While such a scheme is already being implemented in our country in Delhi … our state stands in the next place. Arvind Kumar, Principal Secretary, Municipal Department, has issued guidelines in this regard. 13423 / Engg.2 / 2020, dated: 08.01.2021.
Mr. Mahmood Ali Deputy CM, Home Minister, Mr. Mallareddy Labor and Employment Minister, Mr. Talsani Srinivas Yadav Animal Husbandry and Cinematography Minister, Mr. Somesh Kumar Chief Secretary to Government, Bontu Rammohan City Mayor, Mr. Baba Fasiuddin Deputy Mayor, Mr. Dana Kishore Jalmandali Managing Director, Executive Director Satyanarayana, other directors, local MLA Maganti Gopinath and other public representatives are present.