KTR announces Rs 2 cr to 19 award-winning municipalities of Telangana
KTR announced that the 19 Municipalities, which won awards in Swachh Survekshan-2022 will be sanctioned Rs 2 crores each
HYDERABAD: Telangana Municipal Administration and Urban Development (MA&UD) Minister K T Rama Rao announced that the 19 Municipalities from Telangana, which won various awards in Swachh Survekshan-2022, Indian Swachhata League(ISL), will be sanctioned Rs 2 crores each as a mark of encouragement.
Addressing the winners who gathered at Dr MCRHRDI Campus, Hyderabad, on Tuesday, Minister KTR said that the Commissioner and Director of Municipal Administration (CDMA) will provide guidance on where the funds have to be spent. The MA & UD Minister said that he personally believes the funds have to be spent on sanitation.
A total of 16 Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) from Telangana bagged Swachh Survekshan Awards-2022. The State got the second largest number of awards. Three municipalities secured awards in the Indian Swachhata League (ISL).
KTR said that it was a matter of pride that Telangana got the second largest number of awards in India. The achievements reflected Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao's vision to achieve results by drawing meaningful plans, he said.
He also said that top 10 performing and zealous officials from these 19 municipalities would be sent on a study tour of Japan and Singapore.
KTR urged Chairpersons and Commissioners of the Municipalities to develop collective consciousness in people. He cited the example of IIIT-Basara students, who started Shramadanam from this Sunday after he motivated them to take it up once a month.
The Minister also asked them to ensure that sanitation workers in all municipalities should be paid a salary not less than Rs 12,000. He said that the safety of every worker was extremely important.