CM pledges 20,000 cr to develop city
The GHMC polls are fast approaching and the TRS boss seems to be going all out to take control of the civic body. In what can be termed as a...
The GHMC polls are fast approaching and the TRS boss seems to be going all out to take control of the civic body. In what can be termed as a supplement to Swachh Bharat Abhiyan and making his intentions of sweeping the GHMC polls clear, the Telangana government will launch the Swachh Hyderabad campaign on May 16.
- GHMC is divided into 400 Swachh units. 25 Swachh units of IALA and Secunderabad Cantonment is also taken up.
- Each Swachh unit is adopted by minister/IAS officer/IPS/senior officers who would lead the campaign.
- Each unit has been allotted Rs 50 lakh for taking up developmental programmes
- Each Swachh unit would be managed by a GHMC nodal officer, police official, metro works official, bill collector, sanitary field assistant and sanitary workers. In all 1800 senior officials would be part of the programme.
- A 24X7 GHMC call centre would be functional to simplify and streamline reporting
In an orientation programme conducted in the city on Wednesday, the Chief Minister of Telangana K Chandrasekhar Rao called on all government officials and the general public to turn Hyderabad into a clean city. Chief Minister drew the attention of the members on the deplorable conditions in the city. He cited the way vegetables are sold on pavements. He said that Rs 20,000 crore has been earmarked to develop the city in the next three years.
In the orientation programme 400 nodal officers and other senior officials who are part of the programme participated. “The responsibility for cleaning up Hyderabad will be entrusted to all the leaders and officials. The campaign aims at making the city dirt-free and smart by removing debris, garbage and dust. 800 vehicles will be used for the initiative,” KCR noted.
The Swachh Hyderabad campaign would kick off on May 16 and the city has been divided into 400 segments. Units will be headed by the Telangana Chief Minister, ministers, parliamentary secretaries, All India Service officers and other senior heads of the Departments of Government of Telangana. Every unit will concentrate on sanitation and other civic related works to be taken up in each segment.
The nodal officers would be making a preliminary visit to their respective units. Each unit is divided into 1.5 to 2 sq. km. During their visit they would have to make a list of the civic problems and also identify eminent sports personalities and people who make a difference to society. The Chief Minister also instructed the officers to find out if any pensioners were not getting their pension.
The team would identify open spaces for tree plantation, setting up of CCTVs and take up development activities. The officers would also identify locals and motivate people to take part in the programme. The participants would be given t-shirts and caps. Each nodal officer would have to identify 15 members comprising people of eminence from their units. Out of these 50 per cent would have to be women members. Each unit is allotted Rs 50 lakh.