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Telengana to Wage 'Swachh Samaram' from Tomorrow for Sanitation

Published: 31st July 2015 05:38 AM  |   Last Updated: 31st July 2015 05:40 AM   |  A+A-

HYDERABAD:  As part of the efforts being taken up under Swachh Bharat-Swachh Telangana campaign, the Commissioner and Director of Municipal Administration (CDMA) will launch a 60-day ‘’Swachhta Samaram’’ starting from August 1, to sensitise the public about Swachh Bharat Mission and on the need to maintain sanitation.

The campaign, which will continue till October 2, will also concentrate on solid waste management in all the Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) of Telangana State.

The initiatives taken up in the ULBs like Siddipet, Bhongir, Jagityal, Tandur and other ULBs in the state have practically shown that sanitation levels could be achieved in a short period of time through systematic and planned programme.

The efforts need to be boosted and replicated in other corporations, municipalities and nagar panchayats across the state in a sustained manner. The plan is not only to deal with solid waste, but also to make all the towns and cities healthy, livable and free of open defecation.

In this context, the CDMA officials have conceptualised a 60-day ‘’Swachhta Samaram’’ programme to turn the cities and towns in the state clean and hygienic. The commissioners of municipal corporations, municipalities and nagar panchayats will participate in the programme primarily focusing on the overall improvement of sanitation by propagating the objective of Swachh Bharat Mission.

A detailed calendar listing out the day-to-day activities has been prepared for improving the sanitation service levels. The activities will be reviewed every fortnight and monthly meetings will be held by the regional director of municipal administration. The CDMA and the principal secretary of Municipal Administration and Urban Development will evaluate the progress of the scheme through video conferencing.

After the culmination of the programme, the progress will be evaluated using score sheets assigning grades (A,B,C,D) for every local bodies excluding Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation in the state for their performance in the  implementation of Swachhta Samaram. The best ULBs will be awarded suitably on October 2, they added.

The CDMA directed municipal commissioners to take necessary action and strive to achieve the desired target of sanitation in the ‘Swachhta Samaram’ programme. RDMAs would closely monitor the programme.

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