State Gets National Award In Potable Water Supply: Dayakar Rao
Hyderabad, Feb.21 (Maxim News): State has achieved another record at national level by completing the task of providing 100 per cent taps fixed up in all schools and Anganwadi centers. This was informed by the Centre while releasing the list of states which achieved this rare distinction across the country.
Telangana state is first in several fields at national level and tap connections in the schools and Anganwadi centers adds to its records Panchayat Raj Minister Dayakar Rao today said. The Centre has announced that Telangana state has achieved this target of giving water through pipelines and taps in the schools and Anganwadi centers.
Among other states which achieved similar records include Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Goa, Haryana and Himachal Pradesh. The centre last year announced this target on October 2, 2020 to mark Gandhi Jayanthi.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi began this program by giving a 100 days plan to fulfill this. However the deadline was increased till March 31 followed by appeals by the states and union territories.
Taking this target, these states put persistent efforts to achieve the target, Union Jalshakti Ministry has announced. The minister acknowledged this development at national level. Dayakar Rao has said that the Mission Bhagiratha, a flagship program by the KCR Government, achieved this record.
We are able to give potable and purified waters to the rural areas and ensure the women draw waters avoiding long distances he said. Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao is for the welfare of the poor he claimed.
The minister attributed the credit to the efforts of KCR and Minister KT Rama Rao who earlier held the panchayat raj portfolio. Vision and commitment by the KCR government and efforts have yielded the positive results, he noted.
The minister said that the state government got several awards in several areas so far. Now the Centre has to offer funds for Mission Bhagiratha and others to push development, he added. (Maxim News)