Telangana aiming at ODF plus status, says KTR

Hyderabad: Municipal Administration and Urban Development Minister KT Rama Rao said the Telangana government was now targeting at achieving Open Defecation Free plus status for the entire State.

Telangana soon will become the first state in the country to use new technological methods in sewage management.

The Minister was given a demonstration at HMWSSB head office on Sewer-Croc, a Robotic Camera System which detects blockages in pipelines and clears the same. The use of this technology will help in elimination of manual scavenging said Minister.

Emphasizing on faecal sludge management, Minister mentioned that a plant was already set up at Warangal in association with ASCI. Efforts are on to have similar plants across the State.

The government is planning to set up a vertical Sewage Treatment Plants on nalas. Towards this, a pilot project will be taken up at 3.2 km at Kukatpally nala.

This project will be taken up replicating Bangkok model. Idea is to reuse the treated water for industrial use at Uppal, Nacharam, Jeedimetla and other areas, he said.

Regarding monsoon preparedness, the Minister said multi-pronged plans have been prepared to handle rescue and relief measures. Special teams have been formed by GHMC, HMWSSB and MAUD department to take up operations during monsoon.

MA&UD principal secretary Arvind Kumar and HMWSSB Managing Director M. Dana Kishore were present on the occasion. (INN)

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