Hyderabad: Municipal Administration and Urban Development Minister KT Rama Rao has said the Telangana government was committed to issuing ownership rights to all eligible low and middle income groups across the State without collecting any fee.
Towards this initiative, the government has already launched the Dharani portal. Citing the example of 15 to 16 colonies in Uppal, the Minister said the residents in these colonies were issued ownership rights.
Across the State, over 70 percent of people own pattas while in a few areas like Jawaharnagar, residents were yet to get the pattas, he said.
The Minister assured the 40,000 residents of Jawaharnagar and neighbouring areas that pattas would be issued. A special programme would be organised and Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao would be issuing the pattas, he said after inaugurating the 19.8 mw waste-to-energy plant at Jawaharnagar here on Tuesday. The plant is currently the biggest waste-to-energy plant in South India and works on advanced technology.
The Minister also laid the foundation for another 28 mw plant under phase II. The plant is expected to commission power generation in about 18 months.
The Minister said to address the foul smell and solid waste management issues, the State government was setting up waste to energy plants. At Jawaharnagar, apart from the existing 19.8mw plant, another 28mw plant was coming up. This would aid in processing about 3200 metric tonnes of solid waste everyday and generation of power. This apart, a 15 mw waste-to-energy power plant was coming up at Dundigul, he informed.
As a long term plan to decentralise waste management in Hyderabad, the State government has identified two places at Lakdaram and Pyarenagar, which were far away from human habitations, he said.
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