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We'll tide over water crisis successfully: Danam

Wed 09th Jun 2010 09:12 AM
We'll tide over water crisis successfully: Danam
We'll tide over water crisis successfully: Danam

Refuting reports in a section of  the media regarding  the shortage of water in Hyderabad, Minister for Health Danam Nagender made it clear that the Government will successfully overcome the water crisis in  Hyderabad.

Interacting with the media after taking part in a review meeting which was chaired by Chief Minister K Rosaiah and attended by GHMC officials, the Minister  said alternative measures had been taken up to tide over the  crisis of water shortage in  the city.

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Referring to the news item that appeared in the media about the drying up of Gandipet lake, Danam explained  that ``Out of 315 MGD (Million Gallons per Day) of water, which is being supplied to Hyderabad city, only four percent i.e. 15 GMD was drawn from Gandipet lake, which has dried up.

The 20 GMD of water from Manjeera and 180 MGD through Krishna Drinking water project  have  enough reserves. The 15 GMD  of water, which was shortfall due to the drying up of Gandipet lake, would be filled up with water from Krishna Drinking water project.’’  

The Minister admitted that the water supply time was cut down by 15 minutes as many surrounding areas were incorporated in the GHMC.

Regarding the defects in the pipeline system, the  minister said that steps were being taken up to seal the leakages in  the pipelines.