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Celebrating the World Earth day on Monday, GHMC and HMWSSB jointly conducted an awareness programme on preventing the wastage of water at Necklace Road. Dana Kishore participated as the chief guest for the programme.

Hyderabad: The GHMC Commissioner and MD of Hyderabad Metropolitan Water Supply and Sewerage Board (HMWSSB), Dana Kishore, has announced that as part of their efforts to commemorate June 5, the World Environment Day, GHMC and HMWSSB are planning a wide range of awareness programmes for water conservation and hygiene Hyderabad with 20,000 volunteer in the city.

Celebrating the World Earth day on Monday, GHMC and HMWSSB jointly conducted an awareness programme on preventing the wastage of water at Necklace Road. Dana Kishore participated as the chief guest for the programme.

More than 5,000 people from NGOs, GHMC, HMWSSB, Lions Club, Rotary Club and other organizations participated in the walk. GHMC Zonal Commissioners Hari Chandana, Musharaf Ali, Raghuprasad, S. Srinivas Reddy, HMWSSB Enforcement director Satyanarayana, directors Suryanarayana, Vijay Kumar Reddy, Praveen, Communications Officers Manohara chary and others participated in the event.

According to the Commissioner, Hyderabad city wastes two crore liters of water every day and preventing such a colossal waste is the responsibility of each and every citizen. Everybody has the responsibility to preserve natural resources to ensure the best living for next generations.

"We must keep our surroundings and the city clean. Drinking water is being brought from so far incurring huge costs and putting in massive efforts, so it's responsibility of everyone to use water in limits," he exhorted.

Hyderabad, which has a population of over one crore, is being served by just 16,000 sanitation workers. As such, every denizen must feel his or her responsibility and become a volunteer to help keep this big metropolitan city clean and green, said the Commissioner.

Dana Kishore said HMWSSB is providing 430 million gallons of water per day, and GHMC is spending Rs 47 per litre and proving it at a cost of Rs 7 for poor and Rs 10 for others in the city. Recalling the recent water crisis in South Africa's Cape Town, Dana Kishore suggested that everyone adopt preventive measures to avoid such situation in the city.

App to help register as volunteer

With the slogan of "Saaf Hyderabad - Shandar Hyderabad" to make Hyderabad clean and green, GHMC has specially created an app named 'Walk Initiative' for the people to register their names those who are interested in volunteering to take care of the hygiene and water conservation in the city, says the GHMC Commissioner.

Water Leadership & Conservation Alliance (WaLC) calls for the action from citizens of Hyderabad to contribute as volunteers and campaign on the reduction of wastage of water and conserve water for future generations the event discussed the roles of volunteers in reducing water wastage and promote conservation. The application will be available for users from Tuesday and will be available to both IOS and Android devices.

Objectives of WaLC app are:

• To nurture and promote urban leadership on urban water issue and conservation.

• To bring together people and their public representation to take up awareness, to achieve the specific objective.

• To demonstrate on the ground with the support of identified NGOs duly involving the local leadership

• Establish baseline data on water wastage and monitor the impact of the conservation initiatives over a period of time.

• To act as an interface, to integrate the technical, economic and social dimension of water.

• In these committees, the GHMC Zonal Commissioner, HMWSSB Directors and representatives of NGOs will be members

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