Expenditure increses on Telangana water grid

kcrTelangana CM KCR has the ambitious project to lift water from the Srisailam dam to Nalgonda district WHICH touted as world’s longest water grid of 1.26 lakh kilometres, meant to provide safe drinking water in the state.
The government has decided to spend Rs 25, 000 crore on the project and The government has also imposed a condition that the companies which want to supply pipes to the project should have manufacturing facilities in the state for it would generate employment opportunities for local youths.

The project expenditure is expected to increase due to the frequent changes in project design. Mr Rao changed the design of first grid (AKBR), wherein water is to be drawn not from Akkampalli balancing reservoir, but from Srisailam project after directing Nalgonda officials to design the project as three grids earlier.

When the project is in the process of changing the design, Mr Rao made again changes last week, asking them to do away with three grids and design a single grid for which water should be drawn only from Srisailam dam.

The hole project is monitoring right from the starting by Mr Rao itself and the implications of “hasty decisions.”

TS government is going to face graft allegations by leaving a mega infrastructure firm, which played a crucial role in Jalayagnam projects in the undivided state.

No offical questioned for the change in project design as CM’s efforts to utilise Telangana’s share of water in Srisailam to the optimum level.

But it is known that there are several other ways to utilise Srisailam water than changing project design, which is very costly.

Medaram Jathara

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