Civic bodies to be plastic-free by Jan 1: KTR

All the municipalities in Telangana will be turned into plastic-free zones by January 1 next year and it was decided to set up a new Urban Development Authority for 24 towns in the state. This was stated by Municipal Administration Minister KT Rama Rao at a review meeting of Sangareddy and Sadasivapet municipalities in Hyderabad on Wednesday. Stating that LRS date was extended till December 31, KTR said that the officials are not working up to the mark. Regularisation of the houses should be done in a fast manner and those who failed to do it will face serious action, he warned. KTR expressed displeasure at the two municipalities for failing to perform. Action will be initiated from January 1 if they failed to show results. The government gave Rs 5 cr each to these two civic bodies and will give more if they utilize them for development, he said.

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