Koneru Humpy appointed brand ambassador for Vijayawada civic body

Dara Gopi

Vijayawada: The Vijayawada Municipal Corporation has appointed Chess Grand Master Koneru Humpy as brand ambassador for its Swaccha Sarvekshan 2016. Announcing the appointment, City Mayor Koneru Sreedhar said that the city which is now ranked 23 in the 2016 Swaccha Sarvekshan would have to come to the first place in the next round.

The civic body with Koneru Humpy as brand ambassador would take up an intensive campaign throughout the year against open defecation and utilization of individual toilets. The civic body would also have to take up construction and maintenance of public toilets for the convenience of the people and avoid open defecation.

The mayor said that the civic body would take up door to door survey and identify houses that have no toilets. The civic body would ensure that the houses have toilets and if they don’t have,the municipality would provide subsidy for the construction of toilets, the mayor said.

The civic body had also opened a toll free number 1969 for the people to complain against the open defecation and dumping of domestic and market waste on roads or road margins.

The civic body would focus on collection of solid waste, its processing and disposal, public toilets, campaign against open defecation.

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