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Say no to plastics: Tummala

Say no to plastics: Tummala
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“Plastic waste has become a pandemic and it needs to be reduced with utmost dedication,” the Minister said, further stating that campaign against...

Khammam: Minister for Roads and Buildings Tummala Nageswara Rao appealed to the people to make Khammam a plastic-free district.
Launching several developmental works in Khammam Rural mandal on Wednesday, he urged the people to minimise the use of polythene products to possible extent since the plastic waste dumped all over the place was causing environmental degradation.

“Plastic waste has become a pandemic and it needs to be reduced with utmost dedication,” the Minister said, further stating that campaign against plastics should start with the people of Palair Assembly constituency to set the tone for others to follow.

Cloth and paper could be used in the making of banners and other propaganda material instead of polythene, he said, pointing out a few examples to reduce the use of plastics.

Talking on welfare schemes, he assured that all the poor and downtrodden will get double bedroom houses. Further, he directed the Tahsildar to identify government land and allot house sites to the eligible persons.

Stating that Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao was committed to provide drinking water to all the households in the State, Tummala said people in the region would get it by Sankranti.

“Without people’s participation in developmental works, it’s not possible for the government to deliver goods,” Tummala said, urging the locals to get themselves involve in ensuring quality.

Earlier, he laid foundation stone for Rs 6.30 crore BT road works between Kothuru and Kasirajugudem, and Rs 3 crore road works between Chintapalli and Kasirajugudem.

MLC Balasani Laxminaryana, Market Committee chairman RJC Krishna, R&B SE Sayanna and ZP CEO Marapaka Nagesh were among others present.

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