Siddipet: Finance Minister T Harish Rao said that the development of Siddipet town depends on efficiency of waste management, maintenance of underground drainage system and improving greenery. During a review meeting with the Municipal Councillors and Municipal authorities in municipal council here on Friday, the Finance Minister underlined the importance of disposing of waste in a scientific way.
Suggesting that the improvement of greenery must become a continuous effort here, Rao observed that the failure in maintaining these three will lead to numerous issues. Saying that the government will not hesitate to send the people who fell trees without obtaining permission to jail, the Minister has called upon the citizens not to cut a tree without taking prior permission from the forest department.
Asking the sanitation staff to initiate stern action against the people who were dumping waste in the open places, he said that Siddipet Municipality is producing 55,000 KGs of waste every day which amounts to two crore kilograms in a year. With an objective to make Siddipet a garbage free town, Rao said they were practicing the composting of dry waste at home, treating the wet waste in sewage plants and burning the toxic waste at high temperatures.
Stating that they have set up a bio-gas plant, to generate gas by using the waste with a budget of Rs 4.30 crore, Rao said that they will also start the operation of sewage treatment plant built at Narsapur tank shortly
Municipal Chairperson K Manjula, Vice-chairman Jangiti Kanakaraju, Commissioner KV Ramana Chary, Resource person on effective waste management policy Dr Shanthi and others were present.
Meanwhile, Hairsh Rao who granted Rs 2 crore for beautification and development of infrastructure facilities at Kushal Nagar Burial Ground in Siddipet on Friday, has also unveiled a design of the project.