Chandrababu Naidu in a meeting with officials from Europe reportedly stated that Water Grid was his brainchild. But on records in 2014, Naidu had decided to emulate Gujarat model water grid in AP to solve the drinking and irrigation water problem in urban and rural areas.
He had deputed K.S. Jawahar Reddy, principal secretary panchayat raj and rural water supply, to visit Ahmedabad and Gandhinagar in Gujarat, and study the project .
On other hand KCR wants to have unique names for his government schemes , has decided to change the name.