HYDERABAD:The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) has drawn up an ambitious plan to reach out to the denizens through televised programmes to popularise ongoing initiatives and development activities. The aim is to apprise the ordinary citizen about the ongoing initiatives and to ensure public participation in the implementation of schemes.
The corporation proposes to telecast half-an-hour programme on on Sundays through the electronic media.
For this, the GHMC has invited proposals from professional agencies to televise and broadcast developmental activities through a 30 minutes weekly programme on Sundays between 7.30 pm and 8 pm.
The agency has to document the ongoing initiatives of the GHMC and telecast them on a weekly basis for a period of one year. The episodes have to reflect the priority programmes will facilitate interactive sessions for wider dissemination of public information, sources said.
GHMC officials told Express that the proposed initiative will effectively utilise the electronic medium as a tool to publicise important initiatives of the GHMC in a sustained manner. Since, the GHMC has no expertise in preparing the documentaries in a televised format, it will seek the services of a professional agency.
The officials said that GHMC is one of the biggest municipal corporations in the country (625 sq.kms) catering to a population of nearly one crore and is responsible for various regulatory and developmental activities.
It is responsible to ensure basic facilities to the citizen like sanitation, roads, drains, street lighting, development of parks, community development, sports development etc.