Telangana to launch 'Swachh Hyderabad' campaign

To be taken up with people's involvement, Rs 1,000 crore will spent on the initiative


HYDERABAD, April 29: The Telangana government would take up an ambitious programme to make Hyderabad a clean city with an expenditure of Rs 1,000 crore. Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao, who held a meeting with senior officials here today, decided that the 'Swachh Telangana - Swachh Hyderabad' programme be taken up with people's involvement, according to a release from his office. Governor E S L Narsimhan would launch the 'Swachh Hyderabad' programme on May 16 which would be held till May 20. As per the plan, Hyderabad would be divided into 400 parts. Committees comprising 15 people would be appointed for each part. Each part would be headed by an important public representative or an official. The local committees would prepare action plans for the cleanliness drive and the government would support them, according to the release. Stressing the need for involving people in the campaign, Rao said film actors, sportspersons and other prominent personalities would also be roped in. The government also plans to involve state and Central government employees, software and corporate entities in the effort, Rao said.