The central government will help the World Bank funds to Telangana government prestigious water grid project. The project aimed at providing protected drinking water to all households across the State in the next three years.
Giving the assurance to Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao, Union Minister for Rural Development, Panchayat Raj, Drinking Water and Sanitation Chaudhary Birender Singh in Delhi on Monday the latter complimented the State Government for taking up such an important project.
Mr. Chandrasekhar Rao explained to the Union Minister that the Water Grid project would require Rs.42,000 crore funds with Rs.29,000 crore for rural areas and Rs.13,000 crore for urban areas.
Mr. Singh said after the meeting that the Centre would help Telangana in every possible manner to complete such a useful project including help in mobilisation of funds from international funding agencies such as World Bank.
The State Government has already floated Telangana Drinking Water Supply Corporation with an aim to invite funding from international agencies.
However, it needs the cooperation of the Centre as the States could not mobilise overseas funds independently.
KCR MEEETS VENKAIAH NAIDU
Chandrasekhar Rao met Union urban development minister M Venkaiah Naidu later and sought cooperation of his ministry in the development of Hyderabad, smart cities, augmentation of drinking water supply, solid waste management, drainage system and other urban issues.
Rao also wanted the Centre to sanction around Rs 900 crore for taking up Swachh Bharat Abhiyan in the state.
“Rao gave a PowerPoint presentation on development of Hyderabad. It was very nice. I will discuss it with the officials of my department and extend help to TS,” Naidu told reporters later.