Pattana Pragati brings progress at doorstep

Telangana Chief Minister, K. Chandrashekar Rao addressing a gathering.
Telangana Chief Minister, K. Chandrashekar Rao addressing a gathering.

Excelsior Correspondent
HYDERABAD, July 21: Pattana Pragati-the flagship programme of Telangana government and the pet concept of Chief Minister, K. Chandrashekar Rao proved a major success during the fourth phase of implementation of the programme.
As the objective depicts the strong foundation for the best urban living with the achievement of good sanitation and greenery, the fourth phase programme is implemented with a renewed verve.
The fourth phase has been a great success in all the aspects. The programme on the sanitation front has been a whopping success as the allocations for the purpose were utilized in a systematic manner.
The 142 Urban Local Bodies covered in the Pattana Pragati got comprehensive development coverage during the fresh phase of the concept. A total of 2254 new sanitation vehicles were purchased in Urban Local Bodies outside the GHMC limits. The present strength of the sanitation vehicles in the State outside the GHMC limits with this addition surpassed the five thousand mark and the garbage lifting process which stood at 4295 TPD in the 141 Urban Local Bodies has become easier.
During the current phase of the Pattana Pragati the sanitation process was put on top priority and since the sanitation and garbage cleaning is given thrust the clean and green programmes have become easier.
The Pattana Pragati during the current phase focused mainly on the cleanliness of the city and urban parts and the bins distribution among the urban localities was taken up massively in the uncovered areas. About 50 lakh bins were distributed for collecting the door to door garbage and Hyderabad and GHMC limits were among the best few managed urban parts that are covered by this novel concept.
The fresh phase of Pattana Pragati programme laid emphasis on the dump yards and dry resource collection centres on a positive note. In several urban areas the urban local bodies were already provided with dump-yards and among the 141 ULBs an extent of thousand acres dump-yards were developed.
In addition to the 206 existing DDry resource collection centres, some more new dry resource collection centres were planned and the newly contemplated DRCCs were given top priority.
In addition to the 224 compost sheds located in the urban local bodies the fourth phase programme covered more areas and that aspect is implemented in a planned manner.
The public toilet system is also given thrust in the fourth phase PP and the existing 9900 odd public toilets were appended with more new toilets. During the current phase too, the public toilets have been given thrust. Male public toilets in the State have surpassed the six thousand mark and the female toilets have also been constructed.
Establishment of Fecal Sludge Treatment Plants was given priority in the first three phases of the concept and this time also the project is expanded. Previously 71 old Urban Local Bodies were covered in the project and that is extended to 69 more Urban Local Bodies this time. In the 71 old units a total of Rs. 250 crore was spent and Rs. 177 crore is earmarked for the FSTPs in seven packages.
As usual the ‘Telangana Ku Haritha Haram’ occupied prime slot and in the 3468 wards spread across the ULBs other than GHMC, plantation targets set by the respective authorities were achieved.
The Pattana Pragati this time covered all the major aspects and even the schemes earmarked for the aground development of the urban parts were attained with comprehensive progress.