Mission Bhagiratha : Inspiration

The vision of the Mission Bhagiratha owes to the success of Siddipet Comprehensive Drinking Water Scheme(Tap to each Household), conceived and implemented in 1998 by the then MLA of Siddipet and present Honourable Chief Minister Shri K. Chandrasekhar Rao garu.

Salient Features


To ensure safe and sustainable PIPED drinking water supply

  • To ensure safe and sustainable PIPED drinking water supply at:
    • 100 LPCD ( litres per capita per day) for rural areas,
    • 135 LPCD for Municipalities
    • 150 LPCD for Municipal Corporations
    • 10% Quantity allocated to Industrial requirements
  • To provide tap connection to every household of the habitation.
  • 10% of water in all Irrigation sources reserved for Drinking Water.

Mission Bhagiratha Geography

Geographical features of project based on Area,Sources and Scale of supply

  • No of segments - 26
  • Tentative Project Out lay - Rs 46,123 crores
  • Total Geographical area to be covered - 1.11 lakh Sqkm
  • Total Population benefitted - 2.72 crores
  • Constituencies to be covered - 96
  • Urban Local Bodies to be covered with Bulk supply ( 114 + 7 partially )
  • Rural Habitations to be covered - 23,890
  • Sources
    • Krishna River( and its tributaries)and Godavari River (and its tributaries )
  • Water requirement(86.11 TMC (2048))
    • Krishna Basin : 32.43 TMC
    • Godavari Basin :53.68 TMC
    • Rural households to be covered - 54.06 Lakhs
  • Total pipeline network - 1.50 lakh Kms
  • Scale of Supply
    • Rural - 100 LPCD
    • Muncipalities - 135 LPCD
    • Municipal Corporations - 150 LPCD
  • Power Requirements - 187 MW.

Pipeline Network

Classified into transmission pipeline and distribution pipeline

  • Total Pipeline Network - 1.50 Lakh Kms

Project Highlights

The project was investigated, designed and estimated by the Mission Bhagiratha Department

  • Instead of earlier practise of EPC System for Mega Projects,
    the project was investigated, designed and estimated by the Mission Bhagiratha Department
  • All DPRs,Designs prepared by the department and vetted by WAPCOS
  • 98% of transmission & distribution systems function by gravity
  • Transparent tendering process:
    • E-procurement
    • No EPC
    • Not permitted any firm with CDR in the last five years
    • No Mobilization advance
    • Strict payment conditions (incentives and penalties)
    • 5 years defect liability and 10 years O&M on executing agencies
  • Integration of all existing water supply schemes and ongoing drinking water projects


The Project comprises 26 segments in 32 districts

  • The Project comprises 26 segments in 32 districts
  • Stages involved in the entire Water Supply chain
    • Sourcing water from major rivers or reservoirs fed by these rivers
    • Purify the raw water in near by Water Treatment Plant
    • Pump treated water to the major OHSRs and Sumps at the highest points
    • Transmit from the highest point through secondary pipeline network to all the habitations by gravity (98%)
    • Distribute to each house hold through a modern,rationalised intra village network by providing tap connections to each household


Intake Structures ,WTP's, Over Head Balancing Reservoirs (OHBRs)/ GLBRS ,(OHSRs)

Total Structures(assets)

  • Intake Structures - 69 Nos
  • Water Treatment Plants(WTPs) - 113 Nos
  • Major Structures - 1708 Nos
  • Village OHSRs - 35,260 Nos

State Initiatives

Flagship Programme

  • Mission Bhagiratha is declared as Flagship programme
  • Telangana Drinking Water Supply Corporation Limited (TDWSCL) formed under the chaimanship of Hon'ble Chief Minister
  • 1718 Additional posts created
  • Right of User (RoU) Act for laying of pipelines in Private Land

Appreciations for the Project

Encomium from Hon'ble Prime Minister

  • HUDCO presented award thrice to government of Telangana for best outstanding contribution in the infrastructure sector through innovative initiatives.
  • This project received encomium from Hon'ble Prime Minister, Hon'ble Union Minisiters, MoDs(GOI), Niti Aayog,15th Finance Commission and other states like Uttar Pradesh,West Bengal,Bihar,Maharashtra,Tamilnadu,Madhya Pradesh and Odisha
  • This Telangana model is also being emulated in Bihar,Karnataka and Maharashtra states.
  • Hon'ble Prime Minister made special mention of Mission Bhagiratha in his 'Mann Ki Baat' on 22.5.2016 and applauded the efforts made by the Telangana government in water supply sector
  • Mission Bhagiratha received 1st Prize in National Water Mission Awards - 2019 under the category of increasing water use efficiency by 20% and Rs 2 Lakhs cash Prize
  • Mission Bhagiratha bagged Skoch award 2018 for online monitoring system and Mobile Apps developed inhouse


2.72 crores

Water requirement

86.11 TMC (at 2048)

Pipleline Network

1.50 lakh Kms

Tentative Project Outlay

Rs 46,123 crores

Contact Us

Contact Info

  • Visit UsEngineer-in-Chief (Mission Bhagiratha). SRTGN Bhavan, Errumanzil Colony Hyderabad-500082.
  • Mail Useic_rwss@telangana.gov.in
  • Call Us040-23396655. 040-23319676
  • Working TimeMon-Sat: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
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