Greater Warangal Municipal Corporation, towards a Swachh Bharat
In a bid to reach the international standards of Swachh Bharat, the Greater Warangal Municipal Corporation GWMC has moved one step ahead now It may be...
Warangal: In a bid to reach the international standards of Swachh Bharat, the Greater Warangal Municipal Corporation (GWMC) has moved one step ahead now. It may be mentioned here that Warangal has already been declared Open Defecation Free (ODF) city.
Now, a unit was set up at Ammavaripeta of Warangal, where the human waste would be treated. For the first time in India, a unit was set up under the environmental-friendly and bio-conservative system. The GWMC in association with Administrative Staff College of India had set up Fecal Septage Treatment Plant, which was inaugurated by Warangal Urban District Collector Prashant J Patil.
Speaking on the occasion, the Collector said the city had been made the city an ODF in the first phase. As part of the second phase the officials established this plant to treat the human excreta brought from septic tanks.
This plant could treat over 15,000 litres of human excreta and extract 14,000 litres of water which could be used for agriculture and horticulture. The remaining waste would be made useful for some other necessities, he added The plant was set up as part of environment protection.
If the waste collected from septic tanks were dumped some place or in the tanks and rivulets, it would harm the environment and land. Awareness is also being created among the people by giving details about the plant and its usage overleaf of all the receipts/bills of the municipal corporation, the Collector said.
Every septic tank cleaning vehicle was geo-tagged in Warangal, Municipal Commissioner Gautham said. The GWMC in association with Banka BioLoo Limited organisation is taking up the second phase of Swachh Bharat to make Warangal as ODF-2 city and appealed to the people to cooperate with them in this regard.
Speaking at another meeting, the Collector said that health and development is possible only through the cleanliness of our surroundings. He had distributed waste baskets to over 150 government schools under the GWMC limits at the Collectorate on Friday.