Finally, the district administration has allotted 10 acres of land for the proposed Regional Fluoride Mitigation Centre (RFMC) at Malkapur village near Choutuppal mandal headquarters.

Joint Collector M. Hari Jawharlal, along with officials of the department concerned, visited the site here on Wednesday to show the site to National Institution of Nutrition, Hyderabad (NIN) Deputy Director Arjun. L. Kandhare. The NIN will execute the construction of the RFMC. Speaking to The Hindu , Mr. Jawaharlal said that the NIN official had given consent for the site for the RFMC which is located very close to the NH-65 and Hyderabad.

A year ago, the district administration identified the land located adjacent to anther 15 acres allotted to Transport department for setting up a vehicle fitness centre.

Legal tangle

Three crushing units operating their business in the land adjacent to these sites moved the Supreme Court seeking an instruction to the transport department not to allow any other business within 500 meters of their crushing units. The crushing units got the order in their favour, which also came in the way of setting up the RFMC.

The district administration then cancelled the land given to these companies on lease and two other companies agreed to shift their business from the RFMC site that paved the way for the construction of the RFMC. Mr. Kandhare said that they would start the construction in January and it would take four years for completion. The RFMC , to be built at Rs.100 crore, will have a hospital providing treatment to the fluoride victims, apart from a high class laboratory for the research on the ailments caused by fluoride.

  • NIN representative inspects site at Malkapur

  • The RFMC, to be built at Rs.100 crore, will have a hospital for fluoride victims and a laboratory


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