The Chief Minister, K Chandrasekhar Rao, said the Bhagiratha project would be completed at the earliest and tap water would be supplied to every household by December this year. This assurance was given on August 24, when the Chief Minister was reviewing the works of the project with cabinet colleagues and officials. Addressing the meeting, he said it was a prestigious project and it should be completed in time. Underling the importance of the project, he said it was taken up to ensure supply of potable water to every household. Stressing the officials to work round-the-clock to complete the project, he said it was a challenge for the government. It is the responsibility of the elected representatives to see that the work is completed in time in their constituencies.
He recalled his vow that he would not seek votes if the promise of supplying drinking water to every household was not fulfilled. He was anguished that women and children were struggling to fetch water from far off places. The government has allotted Rs 43000 crores for the project and it would see that the work was completed on schedule. He said it was a unique scheme in the state of Telangana as no other state took up such a project.
The Telangana state under the leadership of K Chandrasekhar Rao has been surging ahead in taking up welfare schemes and in fulfilling promises made by the ruling party. The Chief Minister is facing an avalanche of criticism from the opposition parties, but he is least bothered, because there is hardly anything concrete in these voices of dissent. He is confident that people are behind him.