Municipal administration minister K.T. Rama Rao on Monday said that making Hyderabad a water surplus city, on the lines of power was the goal of the government.
“To meet the increased demand for water in the city, HMW&SSB has been taking up augmentation projects from time to time with Krishna and Godavari rivers as the source and Krishna Phase-I, Phase-II and Phase-III, and Godavari Phase-I schemes,” Mr Rama Rao told TRS MLC P. Sudhakar Reddy, in reply to a question.
The government, he said, has directed the Water Board to create two new reservoirs with storage capacity of 20 tmc ft each, at Keshapuram in Ranga Reddy district with the Godavari as the source and another at Devalamma Nagaram near Malkapur village in Nalgonda district with Krishna as the source.
To query, the minister said that at present, 86 MGD of water was being supplied from Godavari Phase-I (Moulana Abul Kalam Azad Sujala Sravanthi scheme) and proposed additional drawl was 86 MGD, totalling 172 MGD.
“Godavari drinking water supply scheme Phase-I has already been commissioned. Our goal is to make Hyderabad water surplus,” Mr Rama Rao said.
He said that the government would also ensure drinking water to 190 villages along the Outer Ring Road and all the 12 erstwhile municipalities around Hyderabad spending Rs 1,900 crore through Hudco and other agencies.

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