Cantonment board officials launch sanitation drive

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IN DUMPS: This area in Marredpally reflects the state of affairs.
IN DUMPS: This area in Marredpally reflects the state of affairs.

Staff Reporter

Sanitary workers failing to discharge duties likely to face severe action

  • Circulars sent to ensure hygienic conditions
  • Board CEO begins inspecting various circles

    HYDERABAD: Cantonments across the country are usually known as clean localities, but not the Secunderabad Cantonment Board (SCB).

    Now, with the dengue and chikungunya fevers making the rounds, SCB authorities are finally getting their act together and have launched a sanitation drive.

    While circulars have been issued to all sanitary overseers to ensure hygienic conditions in their respective circles, new Cantonment Executive Officer V. Premchand began inspecting the various circles, starting with Circle I in Bowenpally.

    The drive, according to SCB officials, was not only taken up for cleaning up the cantonment areas, but also to ensure that similar practices would be continued from now on.

    Any sanitary official failing to discharge his duties would face severe action, they said.

    The circular has also asked the overseers to issue notices to people who deposit debris and building materials in open places and roadsides.

    The other instructions given to them include ensuring sweeping of main roads and colonies, lifting of garbage, cleaning/de-silting nalas and manholes, identifying water stagnation points and taking up anti-larval operations, cleaning of public latrines and removing wild growth on roadsides.

    This drivebegan on October 2 on a pilot basis in Bowenpally.

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