Inspired by the reputation the Swachh Hyderabad programme earned recently, Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao on Friday suggested that the official machinery visit localities again once in a month to make the city garbage-free forever.
Reviewing the five-day programme with supervisory officials at Hyderabad International Convention Centre here, Mr. Rao said the government will take steps to see that the garbage generated in houses, shops and work places was not accumulated within the city, but shifted outside regularly. The garbage, both wet and dry, will be collected in two separate plastic dustbins by sanitary workers who will visit houses in auto-trolleys and not rickshaws as now.
About 2,000 auto trolleys will be purchased and handed over to unemployed local youth. It will also generate wage employment for them. The trolleys will shift the garbage to city outskirts where it will be picked up by trucks for power generation and compost urea. This kind of a sanitation system will be brought into force within two months, Mr. Rao said.
Stating that the drinking water and sewerage pipelines were joined at many places in the city, Mr. Rao asked the officials to take immediate steps to separate them. The storm water drains were choked due to construction of illegal structures on them. A policy decision on removing the constructions will be taken at a meeting of public representatives of the city on May 26.
Mr. Rao also said that two lakh houses will be constructed in the city in a phased manner either at public places or by buying land. The officials were confronted with the demand for houses wherever they visited during Swachh Hyderabad.
Source: The Hindu