‘Generate Power from Garbage’ : KCR

As part of the Swachh Hyderabad campaign, Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao on Monday announced that four-five power plants would be set up on the city’s outskirts to generate power out of garbage.

Speaking at a review meeting with officials at Mettuguda on the third day of the Swachh Abhiyan, KCR said around 2,000 auto-rickshaw trolleys would be provided to local youths to collect garbage from every house. The garbage so collected would be transported to the city’s outskirts on trucks.

The trolleys equipped with a hydraulic system would be provided in four-six weeks to interested youths. The trolleys will be launched in the entire city on a single day.

As per his plan, the GHMC will provide two separate baskets to each house to collect degradable and non-degradable garbage. The non-degradable waste would be recycled, while the degradable waste would be used for generating power, the Chief Minister explained.

He said local youth would be identified and given auto-rickshaw trolleys under a self-employment scheme. “The State government and GHMC will purchase the trolleys and supply them to the poor,” Rao said, adding that funds from the SC, ST, BC and Minorities Corporation would be used for the purpose.

The Chief Minister said there were not many complaints against the GHMC, HMDA or the police during his visit to Srinivasa Nagar Colony. However, he said people wanted houses as they could not pay rents. “Around 11 acres is available outside the OU campus and some portion of land is available at Uppal. Houses will be constructed for the poor residing in Secunderabad Assembly segment at these two places,” he announced.

Rao instructed the officials to see that encroachments on nalas were vacated voluntarily. “Tell the encroachers that for every rupee they lose, the GHMC will pay them Rs 2,” Rao said and felt widening of nalas would be better to drain rain water.

He said another meeting on Swachh Hyderabad would be conducted on May 22. All the information collected by the officials would be compiled and necessary action. He also directed the officials to accept each and every petition submitted by the people.

Governor Interacts with Anandnagar Residents

People’s participation is more important to keep Hyderabad clean and green, Governor ESL Narasimhan has said. Participating in the Swachh Hyderabad programme at Anand Nagar Colony here on Monday, the Governor said people should take the responsibility of maintaining cleanliness and not throw garbage out in the open. He went around the colony and interacted with the residents where locals complained about insufficient water supply and inundation of areas during rains. The Governor instructed the HMWS&SB officials to solve the problem and if required, asked them to construct a manhole to check inundation. Governor said that he will visit the area again on Tuesday and asked the residents to form committees. Chief secretary Rajiv Sarma, GHMC special officer Somesh Kumar and others visited BS Makta as part of the Swachh Hyderabad programme.

2-bed Room Flats for Hamalis

Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao announced two-bed room flats in a six-storied apartment for Hamali Basti and Krishna Nagar residents. During his tour in these localities on Monday as part of Swachh Hyderabad programme, Rao noticed the plight of the poor staying in congested houses. He said he would construct a six-storied apartment for 250 people living in congested rooms. The apartment would be completed with an estimated cost of Rs 21 crore within six months. On the ground floor, 10 shops would be constructed. The income on these shops would be spent for the maintenance of the apartment, the chief minister said. He also visited Krishna Nagar and promised to construct an apartment for 46 families, mostly auto-drivers, housemaids and painters. All these 46 families constructed small houses on 412 sq yards. Rao requested a neighbour Satyanand to partly demolish his house and give land for the construction of apartment for the poor. Satyanand agreed to the request and decided to forgo his place for the poor. Rao said that he would lay foundation stone for the apartment on Wednesday.

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