6,000 Change Agents for Swachh Hyderabad

Besides sanitation; issues like power, water, roads to be addressed

Published: 15th May 2015 05:59 AM  |   Last Updated: 15th May 2015 08:21 AM   |  A+A-

Swachh Hyd

HYDERABAD: Civic problems would be identified and compiled by the officials during the four-day Swachh Hyderabad programme beginning Saturday.

Chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao held a four-hour long meeting with elected representatives from the city, including Secunderabad Cantonment Board, at the Secretariat here on Thursday.

Despite minor objections, all the Opposition parties like AIMIM, BJP and TDP extended their cooperation to the government to make Swachh Hyderabad a grand success.

Addressing the MPs, MLAs and MLCs at the meeting, the chief minister said that that Swachh Hyderabad would be a continuous programme. He said he would conduct another meeting with the elected representatives of the city on May 26 to discuss the campaign’s outcome and people’s feedback.

He said representations and complaints to be received from the general public during the campaign would be discussed in the next meeting.

The chief minister informed that the city has been divided into 425 parts including 17 industrial areas and eight cantonment areas.

He stated that the state government intends to involve the general public and at least 6,000 ‘Change Agents’ would be deployed across the city on voluntary basis to ensure that the city remains clean and green.

He said besides sanitation and lifting garbage, all issues like power, drinking water, roads and drainage would be addressed during the Swachh Hyderabad campaign. He promised to release `50 lakh for each area to resolve the problems.

“All the problems identified will be complied Assembly segmentwise.

They will be brought out in a booklet. Basing on this data, the government will decide which works should be taken up and what measures to be adopted to make Hyderabad an international city,” Chandrasekhar Rao said.

Union Minister Bandaru Dattatreya said that the Central government extend all out support to Swachh Hyderabad taken up by the government and will relase the required funds for the same. He exhorted the peoples’ representatives to involve in the programme.

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