Hyderabad: The Minister of Municipal Administration and Urban Development, KT Rama Rao, said that despite the Corona pandemic and its impact on income, the state government is prioritizing the development of urban areas to meet the demands. rapid urbanization.
In line with the work carried out under the Palle Pragathi program, the focus was on sanitation, greenery, drinking water and the provision of basic equipment in cities and all urban local bodies in under the Pattana Pragathi program, the minister said.
On Monday, he inaugurated the faecal sludge treatment plant (FSTP) in Korutla. He also laid the groundwork for building a vegetable and meat market in Metpally.
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Later, speaking to Metpally media, the minister said that to ensure the scientific disposal of faecal sludge in all municipalities in the state, FSTPs were being put in place at a cost of Rs. 325 crore. Already, a few have started operations and many are in different stages of completion, he said.
The minister said that for the convenience of the people, vegetable and meat markets are being built in all municipalities at a cost of 500 crore rupees.
That aside, Vaikuntadhamams were being built in all ULBs to bid farewell to dead souls in a good way, with a cost of Rs. 200 crore. In addition to this work, each month 148 crore rupees were given to ULB by the state government under the Pattana Pragathi program, he informed.
All these works were carried out under the instructions of Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao to transform cities and ULBs into ideal urban areas with all the provisions. All of that work will be completed this year, he said.
Focus also on public health infrastructure
The Minister of Municipal Administration and Urban Development, KT Rama Rao, said that besides carrying out various development works under Palle Pragati and Pattana Pragathi, the Telangana government is focusing on improving health infrastructure public.
In the last 65 years before Telangana’s formation, only four medical schools, including Osmania Medical College, Gandhi Medical College, Kakatiya medical College and RIMS, in Adilabad, he said.
But after the formation of Telangana, five faculties of medicine have been established in recent years. In addition to these, seven medical schools have been authorized to be established in Nagarkurnool, Wanaparthy, Mancheriyal, Jagityal, Sangareddy, Mahabubabad and Kothagudem, he said.
That aside, before the formation of Telangana there were 68 communes, they have now grown to 142 ULBs, he said.
âEfforts to develop villages, municipalities and improve public health infrastructure were not focused on the next elections but on the well-being of the next generations,â MAUD Minister Rama Rao said.
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