Hyderabad: Minister of Municipal Administration and Urban Development KT Rama Rao said that the government of Telangana was committed to granting ownership rights to all deserving low and middle income groups in the state without charging any fees.
The government has already introduced the Dharani platform in pursuit of this initiative. Citing the example of 15 to 16 colonies in Uppal, the Minister said ownership rights were given to the residents in these colonies.
Across the state, pattas are owned by over 70% of citizens, though residents in a few areas such as Jawaharnagar have yet to get pattas, he said.
The Minister assured the 40,000 inhabitants of Jawaharnagar and surrounding areas that it would issue pattas. A special programme will be organised and the pattas would be released by Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao, he said after the 19.8 mw waste-to – energy plant at Jawaharnagar was inaugurated here on Tuesday.
The plant is actually South India’s largest waste-to – energy plant and is operating on advanced technologies.
KTR also laid the groundwork for a phase II additional 28 mw plant. It is anticipated that the plant will start producing power in around 18 months.
The Minister said that the state government was setting up waste for power plants to fix the foul smell and solid waste management problems. There was another 28mw plant coming up at Jawaharnagar, apart from the current 19.8mw plant.
This will assist in the recycling and power generation of around 3200 metric tonnes of solid waste every day. Apart from this, a 15 mW waste-to – energy power plant was coming up at Dundigal, he said.
The State Government has established two locations at Lakdaram and Pyarenagar, which are far from human habitation, as a long-term initiative to decentralise waste management in Hyderabad, he said. (INN)