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.
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.