Gajwel (Telangana), Aug 7 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday launched Mission Bhagiratha, aimed at to supply piped drinking water to every household in Telangana.
He unveiled a pylon to launch the first phase of the flagship scheme of the state government, at Komatibanda village in Gajwel constituency of Medak district.
The Prime Minister also formally turned a tap to launch the project for supply of drinking water to 243 villages in Gajwel constituency represented by Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao.
Modi, who is on his maiden visit to Telangana, also remotely inaugurated or laid the foundation stone for various projects in different parts of the state.
Governor E. S. L. Narasimhan, Chief Minister Rao, Union Ministers M. Venkaiah Naidu, Ananth Kumar, Suresh Prabhu, Piyush Goel and Bandaru Dattatreya also attended the programme.
The Prime Minister arrived in Hyderabad at 2.20 p.m. After landing at Begumpet Airport, he left for Komatibanda in a helicopter.
Modi was to address a BJP workers’ meeting at L.B. Stadium in Hyderabad before returning to Delhi.