Good News: New Year brings Hyderabad an ‘ODF tag’

Good News: New Year brings Hyderabad an ‘ODF tag’

Hyderabad: After taking measures to curb the menace of beggars, Hyderabad has been declared as an Open Defecation Free (ODF) city by the Swachh Bharat Mission.

Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) had started several campaigns last year like the construction of individual household toilets, community toilets, prefabricated toilets in slums and had conducted Gandhigiri programmes, quotes Telangana Today.

The GHMC must be now motivated to gear up for the Swachh Survekshan ranking.

According to municipal officials, ODF tag was a result of an absolute hard work. Teams from the quality control division of Swachh Bharat Mission had inspected different areas last month and declared Hyderabad an ODF compliant city.

GHMC Commissioner, B Janardhan Reddy said the ODF tag now adds additional responsibility on the Municipal Corporation to maintain cleanliness in Hyderabad.