Posted: Date Posted – 16:14, Sun – 2 Oct 22
Sidipet: Siddipet municipality was the best municipality in Telangana among municipalities with more than one lakh population.
In the Swachh Survakeshan-2022 Awards announced by the Union Government, Siddipet Municipality won the 30th best municipality out of 4,354 participating municipalities from all over India. Out of 21 indicators, the Municipality of Siddipet won first place in seven indicators. The municipality also won a gold medal for being the first to collect wet, dry and hazardous waste door-to-door in the city. It is the only municipality to have obtained the gold medal in the category. It also got third place in people’s participation in the development of the city. Out of 7,500 points awarded to Swachh Survekshan Survey, Siddipet Municipality scored 5,540 points. The city has again obtained ODF status.
Rankings and awards were assigned based on feedback received from citizens of the respective municipalities. Thanking those who played a vital role in putting Siddipet on top, Finance Minister T Harish Rao called on them to take responsibility for making Siddipet a plastic-free city. Siddipet has undergone a transformation over the past 10 years through the participation of its citizens, he said.
Municipal Chairman K Manjula thanked Finance Minister Harish Rao and staff of Siddipet Municipality for the achievement. While the minister played a vital role in securing funds and designing programs, Manjula said staff executed them effectively.