Dump yard to be transformed into park in the next few months

Making it clear that there would be no reduction in the number of workers once the decentralised solid waste management comes into effect, Municipal Commissioner M.V. Satyanarayana said on Sunday that it would save about Rs.10 crore every year that was being spent on transporting garbage to Kapuluppada.

In the next few months, the garbage piled up in the yard would be processed and it would be turned into a park, he told a meeting of officials on SWM here.

Additional Commissioner (Finance) P. Poornachandra Rao who had experience would be incharge of the programme.

Mr. Satyanarayana administered a pledge to the officials on achieving a clean city. An expert on SWM from DFID, London, Sanjay K Gupta said SWM mission was proposed by late prime minister Rajiv Gandhi in 1986.

The municipal SWM rules were framed in 2000. He exuded confidence that legal hurdles could be overcome. Surat took up a six-point plan and stood as an example in SWM.

Joint Director of Municipal Administration Khadar Saheb who was instrumental in the Suryapet success, in view of the changed circumstance and better management, a planned approach would help turn cities clean.

Chief Medical Officer (Health) P.V. Ramana Murthy, UCD Project Director M.N.A. Patrudu, SWM experts Muthu Kumara Swamy from Chennai and Suresh Bhandari, zone commissioners and assistant medical officers participated.

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