Hyderabad: Minister Talasani Srinivas Yadav reviews 20kl free water supply programme

Animal Husbandry Minister Talasani Srinivas Yadav
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Animal Husbandry Minister Talasani Srinivas Yadav

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Animal Husbandry Minister Talasani Srinivas Yadav has directed Hyderabad Metropolitan and Sewerage Board (HMWSSB) to ensure 20,000 litres of drinking water is supplied free of cost to domestic households every month

Hyderabad: Animal Husbandry Minister Talasani Srinivas Yadav has directed Hyderabad Metropolitan and Sewerage Board (HMWSSB) to ensure 20,000 litres of drinking water is supplied free of cost to domestic households every month.

He held a meeting with them at his office in West Marredpally on Sunday. The minister asked the officials to prepare details of beneficiaries. He sought to know of preparedness to supply water to the people from January 1. He instructed them to complete sewage reconstruction works if any.

"We are fulfilling the promise made by Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao last month to supply drinking water to households living in Greater Hyderabad limits," the minister said.

HMWS&SB will incur about Rs 35-40 crore per month or Rs 400 crore per annum by supplying the water, which would be reimbursed by the State government. For households that consume about 20,000 litres per month, the monthly bill comes up to around Rs 320-325, which will be waived off.

To ensure that every household gets 20,000 litres water, the board is drawing an additional 90 million gallons of water per day (MGD) from Singur, Manjira, Himayatsagar and Osmansagar reservoirs. The Board is now drawing 536 MGD of water daily from these reservoirs.

If consumers claim that they are not getting 20,000 liters of water, the same would be proved through readings of the water metre at their homes. If the houses don't have the metres, the board will install them. Some managers will be appointed to monitor the supply.

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