Solid waste money earner
Karikal Valaven, the Principal Secretary for the Municipal Administration and Urban Development (MA &UD), has said solid waste is generating money.
Kurnool: Karikal Valaven, the Principal Secretary for the Municipal Administration and Urban Development (MA &UD), has said solid waste is generating money. Earlier, accompanied by P Prasanthi, Commissioner of the Kurnool Municipal Corporation (KMC) and Andhra Pradesh Urban Infrastructure Asset Management (APUIAML) CEO Prakash Gaur, Valaven has inspected a fuel generating unit at Ulindakonda village in Kurnool district on Friday.
After inspecting the unit, he enquired about the products being produced form the raw material. They informed him fuel is being produced by using the solid waste and plastic material in the unit. Expressing pleasure, Valaven has stated that there is an immediate need to establish more such units in the district. He also asked them about precautionary measures taken to reduce pollution.
Vijay Reddy, the unit promoter brought to the notice of the MA&UD official that he was running the unit by following norms and conditions laid down. Later in the evening, Valaven held a review meeting with the officials concerned at Commissioner's chamber.
Speaking on the occasion, he instructed the officials concerned to identify the open places under the limits of the KMC for allocation of houses to the beneficiaries. Responding over the issue, the officials informed him that construction of 10,000 houses have been completed and another 6,000 houses were sanctioned.
Further speaking, the Principal Secretary has directed the officials to take necessary action to mitigate drinking water problems. He directed the district officials to fix metre for every house having connection so that the quantum of water used will be easy to record.