After coming up with the new Municipal Act strengthening the Urban Local Bodies across the State, the Municipal Administration and Urban Development (MAUD) department is making efforts to bring out a comprehensive waste management policy. The new waste management policy will cover all types of urban waste and will be applicable to all ULBs including Hyderabad.
The Telangana State Building Permission Approval and Self-certification System (TS-BPASS), a self-certification online based time-bound building and layout approval system on the lines of TS-iPASS also will be launched during the current financial year after obtaining the Cabinet approval. An Urban Centre of Excellence is also in the pipeline for execution in 2020-21.
MAUD Minister KT Rama Rao released the MAUD annual performance report at his camp office on Wednesday, explaining the achievements of the department during 2019-20. Ministers Talasani Srinivas Yadav and Errabbelli Dayakar Rao along with several public representatives, Principal Secretary for MAUD Arvind Kumar and other officials were present.
Speaking on the occasion, Rama Rao said the Telangana State government already taken steps to change the face of the towns, especially those formed with the new municipal legislation. He said the government was also trying to increase the participation of the citizens in various programmes to ensure speedy growth. “The State government is working on the long-term goal of transforming all the towns into liveable and lovable cities in the long run. The department will lay more focus on the basic amenities that people need in the cities,” he added.