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Telangana aiming at ODF plus status: KTR

Telangana aiming at ODF plus status: KTR
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Municipal Administration and Urban Development Minister K Taraka Rama Rao said the Telangana government was now targeting at achieving Open Defecation Free (ODF) plus status. Telangana soon will become the first state in the country to use new technological methods in sewage management.

Hyderabad: Municipal Administration and Urban Development Minister K Taraka Rama Rao said the Telangana government was now targeting at achieving Open Defecation Free (ODF) plus status. Telangana soon will become the first state in the country to use new technological methods in sewage management.

The Minister was given a demonstration at Hyderabad Metropolitan Water Supply and Sewerage Board (HMWSSB) head office on Sewer-Croc, a Robotic Camera System which detects blockages in pipelines and clears the same. The use of this technology would help in elimination of manual scavenging, said Minister.

Emphasising on fecal sludge management, KTR mentioned that a plant was already set up at Warangal in association with ASCI. Efforts are on to have similar plants across the State. He also added that apartment with 100 flats should mandatory have Sewerage Treatment Plants (STPs). He complimented water board MD for bringing reforms in the department.

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