The Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) Government on the 12th of January, launched the free drinking water scheme in Hyderabad.
The free drinking water scheme was a major promise made by the ruling TRS Government in the recent Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) elections.
Today, K.T. Rama Rao, the Minister of Municipal Administration and Urban Development of Telangana launched a 20,000 liters free water scheme in the GHMC limits.
Mr. Rao launched the scheme at an event organised in Rahmat Nagar, Hyderabad.
The scheme is likely to benefit nine lakh families.
During the launch Mr. Rao said,“It’s a big day for Hyderabad which witnessed drinking water scarcity and people protesting with empty pots,”
Besides free water, Mr. Rao announced zero water bills to some beneficiaries at the event.
The newly launched scheme would cost Rs.500 crores extra to the ruling TRS Government fund.
The scheme was launched as per the manifesto promise made by the Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao.
With this, Hyderabad has 10 lakh domestic water connections and now became the second city in India to provide free drinking water.
The first city to provide free drinking water to a large number of families is Delhi under the leadership of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP.)
Chandrasekhar Rao also appealed to people to cooperate in ensuring that the water is not wasted.