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Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao today instructed the officials to give top priority to drinking water in the utilisation of river waters, even as Minimum Draw Down Levels (MDDL) should be maintained at all the reservoirs and Irrigation projects.
The CM held a review meeting with the officials on supply of water to Mission Bhagiratha programme with Irrigation and Mission Bhagiratha officials here.
"We have taken up a gigantic programme like Mission Bhagiratha to supply drinking water to every household on a daily basis. Once we start supplying the drinking water we cannot stop it," Rao said in a media release.
"We should not stop it either. For this water from the rivers should be available through out the year. For this maintain MDDL at all the projects. It is not enough if water is stored at the projects and it should be released when need arises. Water should be released when it is required so that there is no scarcity," the Chief Minister added.
According to him, the state is allocating 10 percent of water for drinking water purposes.