Amaravati: The Andhra Pradesh government will provide 1.2 crore bins in 124 municipalities and municipal corporations across the state under the Clean Andhra Pradesh programme (CLAP). Three bins per house for 40 lakh households will be given to citizens in green, blue and red colours in the state for the same.
In a review meeting between Andhra Pradesh chief minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy and officials from the Municipal Administration and Urban Development Department, the latter informed that 4868 vehicles will be for waste (garbage) collection in the state, and that of those vehicles, 1771 åre electric. 3,097 vehicles will be provided in the first phase.
In the coming days, the AP government will also set up 225 Garbage Transport Stations and arrangements are made to treat the collected waste in various ways, said a press release from Jagan Mohan Reddy’s office on Friday. It added that officials informed the chief minister that 55 to 60 percent of the collected waste is wet, which will be treated by biodegradation.
“35 to 38 percent of wastage is dry and it will be recycled and the remaining will be sent to cement factories. Another 10–12% will be in the form of sand and It is used for filling. The state government will be setting up integrated solid waste management plants in 72 towns for which tender process will be completed by August 15 and construction will be completed by July 2022,” the release added.
During Friday’s meeting, the Andhra Pradesh chief minister also directed Municipal Administration and Urban Development department officials to take measures to repair roads in municipalities and cities.
He asked them to take road repairs as priority and coordinate with the Roads and Buildings department and prepare an action plan in this regard. Jagan Mohan Reddy added that towns and cities should be clean, and also asked officials to focus on road repairs after the monsoons.
The chief minister also directed officials to be prepared to begin the process of land registration at the village/ ward secretariats and said that one registration office will be made available for every 2,000 people. He added that it would help to monitor lands in the village/ward secretariat limits so that there won’t be scope for encroachments and other irregularities.
The AP chief minister also reviewed the progress of works related to beech corridor, multi level car parking, natural history park and museum in Vishakapatnam. He asked officials to focus on the development of infrastructure facilities. The officials informed him that the construction of more than 45,000 out of 85,888 houses in first phase will be completed by August and the remaining houses will be completed by December.