HYDERABAD: Municipal administration and urban development (MAUD) minister KT Rama Rao said the state government was ensuring drinking water requirements of the city are met till 2050.
Keshavapur reservoir, which is being built at a cost of Rs 4,700 crore and a new drinking water scheme to draw water from Krishna river from Sunkasela near Nagarjuna Sagar at a cost of Rs 1,450 crore were part of the vision for future drinking water requirements of the city.
“Our aim is to provide drinking water to all villages and colonies within ORR. The jurisdiction of the Hyderabad Water Supply and Sewerage Board (HMWS&SB) was also extended,” the municipal minister said.
Speaking in the legislative council on Monday, the minister said the government has already started giving free drinking water up to 20,000 litres to every household.
“The house connections are being linked to Aadhaar number and meters will be fixed to the households by April,” he said.
The minister said, “We have seen many towns and states which have been facing drinking water crisis. In Latur, Maharashtra, water was supplied through trains, the situation should not arise in Telangana due to the chief minister’s vision.”