Development of greenery in cities and towns is a priority: Shanti Kumari

Hyderabad: Chief Secretary Shanti Kumari has emphasized the importance of developing greenery in cities and towns across Telangana.

At a review meeting on the Municipal and Urban Development Department held at BRKR Bhavan, senior officials explained the various development schemes being implemented under different departments, including HMDA, GHMC, Jalmandali, Hyderabad Metro Rail, and RERA. Kumari lauded the successful implementation of programs such as drinking water supply, green belts, construction of internal roads, Swachh Bharat, and the creation of minimum infrastructure in Telangana’s cities and towns.

Shanti Kumari specifically commended the development of 14 urban parks in Greater Hyderabad and its suburbs, and the large-scale plantation program under Harita Haram and directed officials to continue these initiatives and prioritize them in urban areas throughout the state. She noted that Telangana ranks fourth among states with the highest urban population in the country, and therefore the need to develop greenery in all municipalities and towns.

The Chief Secretary also announced that Faecal Sludge Treatment Plants (FSTs) would be completed in all municipalities of the state by the end of December. She congratulated Telangana for becoming the second state to achieve this milestone and suggested that municipalities should establish a self-financing buffer through internal fund collection. She also stressed the importance of completing the development works of Nalas in Hyderabad by the end of May and asked officials to submit a detailed report on pending issues related to the municipal department. (INN)

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