PM launches ‘Mission Bhagiratha’ in Telangana, praises KCR govt

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday launched phase-1 of ‘Mission Bhagiratha’, a flagship project of Telangana government aimed at providing piped drinking water to every household in the state.

Modi unveiled a plaque in Medak district’s Komatibanda village under Gajwel constituency, represented in the Assembly by Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao, and formally turned on a water tap on the premises to mark the occasion. This is the Prime Minister’s maiden visit to Telangana after formation of the state in June 2014.

On the occasion, Modi also unveiled plaques to mark the laying of foundation stone for the 152-km Manoharabad- Kothapalli new railway line (connecting Hyderabad and Karimnagar), NTPC’s Telangana Super Thermal Power Project Stage-1 (2×800 MW), Ramagundam, Kaloji Narayana Rao University of Health Sciences, Warangal and revival of Ramagundam fertiliser plant in Karimnagar district.

He also dedicated to the nation the Singareni Thermal Power Project (2X600 MW) at Jaipur in Adilabad district. Besides, Governor of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh E S L Narasimhan and Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao, Union Ministers M Venkaiah Naidu, H N Ananth Kumar, Suresh Prabhu, Piyush Goyal and Bandaru Dattatreya were among those present on the occasion.

Later speaking at a event, PM Modi praised the KCR government. He said:

This is my 1st visit to Telangana. Telangana is just 2 year old state yet it has been able to fulfil the expectations of the people: PM Modi


Whenever CM KCR met me, he spoke about the state’s development and water related issues so emotionally: PM Modi in Telangana

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PM Narendra Modi launches Mission Bhagiratha in Medak (Telangana)


He also stressed on importance of saving water. Modi said, ” If anyone visits Porbandar, the birth place of Mahatma Gandhi you will see the technology used by villagers to save water, 200 years ago. We only realise the importance of water when there is no access to it. It is our duty to conserve it. Even then,ppl understood the imp of saving water.Effort must be made to save every drop to deal with water crisis”.

With agency inputs