Mission Bhagiratha : Inspiration

Siddipet Comprehensive Drinking Water Scheme (tap to each household) conceived and implemented in the year 1996 by the then MLA of Siddipet and present Honourable Chief Minister Shri K. Chandrasekhar Rao garu.

Comprehensive drinking water grid implemented in Gujarat state by the then Chief Minister and present Honourable Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi garu.

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Mission Bhagiratha

To ensure safe and sustainable PIPED drinking water supply from surface water sources at: 100 LPCD ( litres per capita per day) for rural areas, 135 LPCD for Municipalities 150 LPCD for Municipal Corporations 10% Quantity allocated to Industrial requirements

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Salient Features

Vision

To ensure safe and sustainable PIPED drinking water supply from surface water sources

  • To ensure safe and sustainable PIPED drinking water supply from surface water sources at:
    • 100 LPCD ( litres per capita per day) for rural areas,
    • 135 LPCD for Municipalities
    • 150 LPCD for Municipal Corporations
    • 10% Quantity allocated to Industrial requirements
  • To provide each household with a tap connection.
  • 10% of water in all Irrigation sources reserved for Drinking Water.

Mission Bhagiratha Geography

Geographical features of project based on Area,Sources and Scale of supply

  • No of segments - 26
  • Tentative Project Out lay - Rs 43,791 crores
  • Total Geographical area to be covered - 1.11 lakh Sqkm
  • Total Population benefitted - 2.72 crores
  • Constituencies to be covered - 99
  • Urban Local Bodies to be covered - 65(outside ORR)
  • Rural Habitations to be covered - 24,225
  • Sources
    • Krishna River( and its tributaries)and Godavari River (and its tributaries )
  • Water requirement(86.11 TMC (2048))
    • Krishna Basin : 32.43 TMC
    • Godavari Basin :53.68 TMC
  • Total households to be covered - 65,29,770
    • Rural households to be covered - 52,47,225
    • Urban Households to be covered - 12,82,545
  • Total pipeline network - 1.697 lakh Kms
  • Scale of Supply
    • Rural - 100 LPCD
    • Muncipalities Nagarpalikas - 135 LPCD
    • Municipal Corporations - 150 LPCD
  • Power Requirements - 235 MW.

Pipeline Network

classified into transmission pipeline and distribution pipeline

  • Total Pipeline Network - 1.697 Lakh Kms i.e, three times the Circumference of the earth

Project Highlights

The project was investigated, designed and estimated by the RWS&S Department

  • Mission Bhagiratha is a massive project with an outlay of Rs 43,791 Crores
  • Targeted to be completed in a record time of 3 years
  • Covers 2.72crore people and 65.29 lakh households
  • Saturation mode
  • Instead of earlier practise of EPC System for Mega Projects,
    the project was investigated, designed and estimated by the RWS&S Department
  • All DPRs,Designs prepared by the department and vetted by WAPCOS
  • 98% of transmission & distribution systems function by gravity
  • Transparent tendering process:
    • E-procurement
    • No EPC
    • Not permitted any firm with CDR in the last five years
    • No Mobilization advance
    • Strict payment conditions (incentives and penalties)
    • 5 years defect liability and 10 years O&M on executing agencies
  • Integration of all existing water supply schemes and ongoing drinking water projects
  • Modern survey equipments like DGPS and Hydraulic Modelling Softwares like Epanet,WaterGems and KYpipe utilized.
  • Mission Bhagiratha to be a SMART GRID with Optic Fiber Network provided along the pipe line
  • IT enabled Monitoring Systems - Smart Project with Automated Systems

Scope

The Project comprises 26 segments in 30 districts

  • The Project comprises 26 segments in 30 districts
  • Stages involved in the entire Water Supply chain
    • Sourcing water from major rivers or reservoirs fed by these rivers
    • Purify the raw water in near by Water Treatment Plant
    • Pump treated water to the major OHSRs and Sumps at the highest points
    • Transmit from the highest point through secondary pipeline network to all the habitations by gravity (98%)
    • Distribute to each house hold through a modern,rationalised intra village network by providing tap connections to each household

Structures

Intake Structures ,WTP's, Over Head Balancing Reservoirs (OHBRs)/ GLBRS ,(OHSRs)

Total Structures(assets)

  • Intake Structures - 67 (Including Existing 48)
  • Water Treatment Plants(WTPs) - 153Nos (Including Existing 103)
  • Major Structures - 1674(Including exist 505)
  • Over Head Service Reservoirs(OHSRs)- 35,514 nos (Including exist 17078)

State Initiatives

Flagship Programme

  • Mission Bhagiratha is declared as Flagship programme
  • Telangana Drinking Water Supply Corporation Limited (TDWSCL) formed under the chaimanship of Hon'ble Chief Minister
  • 1718 Additional posts created
  • Right of User (RoU) Act for laying of pipelines in Private Land
  • Reviews by Hon'ble Chief Minister for effective inter departmental coordination to complete the project within the stipulated time
  • Effective coordination mechanism put in place at bot State and district levels

Appreciations for the Project

Encomium from Hon'ble Prime Minister

  • HUDCO presented award twice to government of Telangana for best outstanding contribution in the infrastructure sector through innovative initiatives.
  • This project received encomium from Hon'ble Prime Minister, Hon'ble Union Minisiters, MoDs(GOI), Niti Aayog,15th Finance Commission and other states like Uttar Pradesh,West Bengal,Bihar,Maharashtra,Tamilnadu,Madhya Pradesh and Odisha
  • This Telangana model is also being emulated in Bihar,Karnataka and Maharashtra states.
  • Hon'ble Prime Minister made special mention of Mission Bhagiratha in his 'Mann Ki Baat' on 22.5.2016 and applauded the efforts made by the Telangana government in water supply sector

Population

2.72 crores

Water requirement

86.11 TMC

Pipleline Network

1.697 lakh Kms

Tentative Project Outlay

Rs 43,791 crores

Contact Us

Contact Info

  • Visit UsEngineer-in-Chief (RWS&S). SRTGN Bhavan, Errumanzil Colony Hyderabad-500082.
  • Mail Useic_rwss@telangana.gov.in
  • Call Us040-23396655. 040-23319676
  • Working TimeMon-Sat: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
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