On Nov 19th, Telangana Government stated that after 100 years of long gap, Hyderabad is going to have an exclusive reservoir that will take care of the drinking water requirement till 2050.
Govt Resolved City Drinking Water Needs
Undivided Andhra Pradesh saw many Chief Ministers and Governments, but not anyone thought of a long-term plan to fix Hyderabad's problems with drinking water. It is Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao who bought another exclusive reservoir in the Keshavapuram in 2020 for Hyderabad's water needs following Mokshagundam Visvesvaraaa who played a role in building the twin reservoirs of Osman Sagar and Himayath Sagar in 1920.
He noted this was to the advantage of having a leader with a vision and determination. In the past, no minister has thought of having proposals for reducing the problems of drinking water in the city.
The TRS president has recalled protests from women with empty pots in the front of the Hyderabad Water Supply Board since his youth, stating that the TRS government has spent over 2,000 crores to end the drinking water woes in Hyderabad and its surrounding municipalities.
He said that despite Hyderabad being a metropolitan area, the successive governments in the undivided AP did not try to address the people's drinking water needs until they came to power. The State government met almost 90 percent of the drinking water needs, and the Hyderabad population was aware of this.
The TRS government ensured that it would address any unresolved problems and provide drinking water facilities to all citizens in Hyderabad.
By: Shailaja K