Hyderabad: The women water committees will oversee drinking water supply and collection of water in every villages after the government provides water to them .The ordinance to provide right to use land to ensure quick laying of pipelines for the mega water grid in the state.
TS government took the decision to ensure effective implementation of water grid program in 8,865 gram panchayats and 25,000 including municipalities, corporations expect Hyderabad to ensure the water tax after providing water connection to every household in the villages, town and city.
K.T. Rama Rao minister for Panchayat Raj and IT said, “We decided to empower women with drinking water supply in every villages and collection of taxes. We have felt that women will ensure the supervision as most of the time women have to fetch water and provide 100 litres per person per day in villages and 135 litres in towns”.
The IT minister visited Ranga Reddy district, their he interacted with P. Mahender Reddy the transport minister, MPs, legislators and officials, water committees would ensure payment of water.
He explained, “In my constituency Sircilla, out 92 panchayats there is 100 % property and water tax collection in 85 gram panchayats. The taxes will ensure maintenance of the water supply system and other repairs. We will provide training to members of the water committees”.
He further added. “No CM ever dared to say that he or she would not seek vote if some project is not completed. But our CM has said it. It shows government commitment to the project”.