Hyderabad, Feb. 22 -- Telangana has added another feather to its cap by joining a handful of states across the country to provide water connectivity to all government schools and Anganwadis in the state.

Earlier, the union government declared that Telangana was the first state to provide 100 per cent tap water connections to households.

The government launched the Pipeline Drinking Water Program (PDWP), keeping in mind the need to clean hands more often to avoid students getting sick from polluted waters and the COVID-19 pandemic.

Telangana was among the group of five other states-Andhra Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Goa, Haryana and Tamil Nadu, who provided tap water in all schools and Anganwadis Schools within the stipulated time.