Telangana lines up Rs 405-crore plan for water supply in 11 cities

New Delhi: Telangana has proposed to spend Rs 405.17 crore on enhancing water supply in 11 AMRUT cities in the state during the current fiscal year.

Telangana government has submitted its state annual action plan (SAAP) in this regard to the urban development ministry for consideration and approval.

The total plan outlay proposed for this financial year under AMRUT (Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation) is Rs 415.51 crore.

The AMRUT scheme envisages infrastructure development in 500 cities across the country.

According to UD Ministry, the Telangana government has proposed to enhance water supply in all the 11 mission cities in the state since water supply in all these cities at present is below the prescribed norm of 135 liters per capita per day.

As per AMRUT guidelines, priority is to be given to reach water supply and sewerage network connections to all urban households besides ensuring water supply of 135 litre per capital per day (lpcd).

In its proposed action plan, the state government said that water supply at present in AMRUT cities in the state ranged from 65 lpcd in Ramagundam to 114 lpcd in Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation.

Among other mission cities, the water supply position is as follows: Mahaboobnagar-75 lpcd, Warangal-80 lpcd, Suryapet- 90 lpcd, Miryalaguda-90 lpcd, Khamman-100 lpcd, Adilabad-102 lpcd, Nalgonda-102 lpcd, Nizamabad-108 lpcd and Karimnagar-109 lpcd.

The state government has proposed to ensure water supply and sewerage connections to almost all households in these 11 mission cities by 2020 while also enhancing water supply to 135 lpcd.

As per AMRUT Guidelines, priority is to be given to cities where infrastructure gaps are wider and to urban local bodies with low financial capability.

Telangana’s SAAP for 2015-16 is an integration of city- level Service Level Improvement Plans (SLIP) of all 11 mission cities. SLIP for each city is prepared based on gaps in available infrastructure and measures to be taken for bridging those.