TRS Government’s ambitious plans for SWM in Hyderabad

Representational Image by Fountain_Head, Street in Hyderabad, India, CC BY 2.0

TRS working president and Municipal Administration Minister KT Rama Rao confirmed that the government is already in the process of decentralisation of garbage collection, recycling of waste and improve sewage treatment. The initiative will speed up its work further after the GHMC elections. 

Speaking at the Hyderabad Press Club, the minister said, “Hyderabad was awarded best in Swachh Cities ranking among cities with more than 40 lakh population, by the Central government itself. We are now setting up the Collection and Transfer Points (CTPs) at 90 locations across the city. The government also introduced 55 refuse compactors to replace old garbage collection vehicles.”

The Government now runs 3500 Swacch autorickshaws picking up garbage every day. Mr Rao revealed that Government has plans of monetizing waste management and has already capped the Jawaharnangar dumping yard, where it has started South India’s first Waste-To-Energy plant at the site. Lands have also been acquired to start two new dump yards, he said.

Picture Credit: Fountain_Head, Street in Hyderabad, India, CC BY 2.0

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