Hyderabad, January 4

The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC), after suffering financial and other problems last year, is now going under a make revolutionary changes in the New Year. The officials said the GHMC will be equipped with new technology and new agenda

Keeping in view the problems experienced in previous year, the GHMC is busy preparing new plans like implementing Swachh Bharat, removal of footpath encroachments, promoting usage of swiping machines and the like.

In order to win a better rank in the implementation of Swachh Sarvekshan, the officials planned to make corporate companies as partners in the programme. Several noted companies and corporations in Hyderabad city are extending huge amounts of financial help under Corporate Social Responsibility, to the GHMC towards the ‘Swachh’ programmes being organized in the city.

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Officials said that the companies that had come forward to help include- Ramky, which contributed Rs 2 crore; Kamineni Hospital Rs 1 crore; Andhra Bank Rs 25 lakh for setting up tree guards; State Bank of Hyderabad to construct three e-toilets in the first phase; KIMS Hospital to set up two e-toilets; HUDCO Rs 1.10 crore financial aid; ITC to set up 100 dry waste centers; Godrej to set up 10 dry waste centers and NTPC to provide five Swachh Auto tippers. Meanwhile other corporate companies agreed to extend help in cash and material.

The GHMC has decided to reward city women, with either gold or cash, for contribution towards making the Swachh Bharat Mission a success. The GHMC is planning to introduce a scheme, which would provide gold as a prize to the womenfolk who segregate dry and wet waste at home, refrain from throwing waste at public places and hand it over to the GHMC personnel. Besides this, those operating the tippers and rickshaw workers who collect the dry and wet waste separately would be rewarded.

The modalities for implementing the scheme are being worked out. The GHMC is in touch with prominent business houses as well as private, corporate and voluntary organisations for roping them in as sponsors of the Swachh Bharat and Clean Hyderabad programmes, Commissioner Janardhan Reddy said.

The people who perform their duties effectively would be rewarded either by cash or in the form of gold circle-wise.

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