Telangana tops chart with 98.3% tap water reach, Bengal last


It is yet another feather in the cap for Telangana. The state has clocked 98.31% in reaching out to people with tap water.

As per the Union Jal Shakti Ministry, the state has topped the chart in tap connections in the state envisaged to provide potable drinking water under Mission Bhagiratha. Telangana has 53,45,962 Functional Household Tap Connections (FHTCs) and another 1.69 per cent (91,777) households are in the process of getting tapped  water connection.

Telangana has 54,37,739 total rural households as on April 2020. No state has crossed 90% mark of tapped water connections. Goa has been ranked second with 89.05% tap connections and Haryana is placed at third position with 79.78% tapped water connections. Gujarat has been ranked fourth with 74.16% households having piped drinking water connections, while the neighbouring Andhra Pradesh ranks ninth position with just 34.71% of households receiving drinking water through tap connections. West Bengal has been ranked last with just 2.05% tapped water connections, preceded by UP with 4.55% households having drinking water connections.

Household water connections became reality because the flagship programme of Mission Bhagiratha in Telangana. It is aimed to provide potable drinking water to every household including the remote villages in Chhattisgah, MP and Maharastra borders.