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350 Swachh Autos given to rag pickers in Hyderabad

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Hyderabad: Minister K.Taraka Rama Rao, handed over the 350 Swachh Autos to the beneficiaries for collection of garbage from the households in the city. While speaking on the occasion the Minister said as part of Swachh Hyderabad in order to improve civic amenities, the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) is deploying additional 650 Swachh Autos with higher lifting capacity of 1.5 tons of capacity whereas earlier ones is 850 kgs only.

Further, he appealed the households / citizens to cooperative with the sanitation staff by placing dry and wet garbage in separate bins to improve efficiency in garbage collection and also in making a healthy Hyderabad city. The Minister recalled the services rendered by the sanitation staff during spread of Covid-19 pandemic and subsequent lock down is laudable. Further the minister suggested taking up sanitation special drive keeping in view of present prevailing situation.

Mayor Gadwal Vijaya Laxmi said these Swachh autos allotted to the rag pickers / poor people under driver cum owner with contribution of beneficiaries 10% and 90% by GHMC. The 650 Autos will be distributed to the all 30 circles according to their requirement. These autos were specially designed to carry garbage even the Health Hazards materials can be transported.

Minister for Animal Husbandary, Fisheries and Cinematography T.Srinivas Yadav, MLA Danam Nagender, Dy.Mayor Mothe Srilatha, Corporator Ms. Vijaya Reddy, Commissioner GHMC Lokesh Kumar, Zonal Commissioners Praveenya, Ravi Kiran, Ashok Samrat, Srinivas Reddy, Addl.Commissioner Jayaraj Kennedy, Santosh, Joint Commissioner Vani and senior officials participated in the programme.

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