Approximately 75% of Telangana’s surface water is contaminated, while its groundwater often contains high levels of fluoride and other contaminants.

Source: Safe Water Network, 2020

Telangana holds 3.6% of national groundwater and 2.89% of the country's population.

Source: Safe Water Network, 2020

Telangana is one of the only three states in the country with 100% of households having a tap water supply.

The Hindu, 2022

Background & Context:

The joint monitoring report (JMP, 2017) highlights the criticality of clean water access in India, where around 163 million population face a daily struggle to access clean water. There have been several flagship programs of both state and the central government implemented in Telangana such as Mission Bhagiratha, Mission Kakatiya, PM-Krishi Sinchai Yojana, MGNREGA etc. However, the scale of the impact required to rebalance the availability of water with promoting conservation is not easy in a complex sector like water. There is a critical need for collective action from a set of stakeholders who have a common and differentiated understanding of the various contributions. Facilitated by WaterAid India, the Telangana State Consortium on Water Conservation will work towards identifying critical bottlenecks in water conservation and designing suitable pathways in addressing them.

Approach for Consortium:

Launch of the Consortium

A glimpse of the first state-level event of the Consortium held on March 28, 2022, at Hyderabad.

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