In a training programme at MCR HRD Institute, on July 22, KT Rama Rao, Minister for IT & Municipal Administration and Urban Development, Telangana, directed all the urban local bodies and municipalities to come up with innovative revenue generation methods along with a water audit to provide adequate drinking water supply. The Minister said this while interacting with municipal commissioners of Hyderabad Urban Agglomeration (HUA) at the training programme.
He further asked the officers to pay utmost importance on sanitation and cleanliness in towns and cities and called for futuristic development of municipalities surrounding Hyderabad. The state government has brought in new policies to decentralise the administration across the State to make it more citizen-centric, he added. The Minister also stated that the number of districts, revenue divisions, mandals and municipal corporations have been increased as a part of this exercise.
In his address, while directing the municipal officers to come up with a plan, Mr Rao asked the commissioners to formulate a 30-year future plan for every town, considering the increasing population and that a majority of the population in the state of Telangana will be living in urban areas in the coming years. Catering to the growing population is atop on the priority list of state and hence, administration decentralisation is a tool chosen to serve the purpose, the Minister added.
Furthermore, the minister launched a mobile application regarding the cleanliness programme in all the municipalities on the occasion.
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