Governor launches Swachh Hyderabad

HYDERABAD: “Swachh Hyderabad” and “Swachh Telangana” – a clean and green program of Telangana Government today kicked off with Governor Narsimhan launching the program by lighting a lamp at Hitex here. However, the program started on a low-key as there was no much hullabaloo.

Governor Narsimhan and Chief Minister Chandrasekhar Rao unveiled the logo of the program on the occasion. Union Labour and Employment Minister Bandaru Dattatreya, Council Chairman Swamy Goud, Assembly Speaker Madhusudhana Chary, Deputy Chief Minister Kadiam Srihari, Home Minister Nayani Narsimha Reddy and others attended the program. On the occasion, Narasimhan, Rao, ministers and officials took oath of cleansing the city.

Governor Participates in The Program

The first day of “Swachh Hyderabad and Swachh Telangana” program saw a huge number of complaints related to basic amenities as the people came pouring in at various places. Narasimhan, who participated in the clean Hyderabad drive at Anand Nagar near Khariatabad Cross Roads, pulled up the municipal officials for failing to attend the woes of the people.

The governor lost his cool on receiving a volley of woes by the people and official’s apathy on the issues. In a shocking manner, the people of the locality complained of problems related to non-lifting of the garbage by the municipal staff, clogging of storm water, drinking water and electricity supply.

He directed them to attend work on a regular basis and ensure that there are no complaints from the people on garbage and trash removal. The Governor asked the people to form into teams to sort the issues.

The people sought for Narasimhan’s intervention on timely removal of the garbage by setting up adequate number of bins.

Governor Hails The Program as a Bold Step

The governor noted that the Swachh Hyderabad program is a bold step taken up by the state government. As part of center’s initiative last year of Swachh Bharath, the State government has begun the clean drive to make Hyderabad dirt and trash free. The government is coming to the doorsteps of the people to address their grievances, he added.

425 kits given to Mentors: GHMC

GHMC Commissioner Somesh Kumar said Rao himself had designed the program. The war to wipeout trash, dust and mud, which has just begun would remain a continuous drive, he said. The city was divided into 425 units and mentors were given kits of details to take up the drive, he added.

According to information, some Telugu film heroes are likely to participate in the clean drive. (NSS)

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