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Municipal officials asked to focus on sanitation

Written by: Staff
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Hyderabad, Mar 5 (UNI) Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y S Rajasekhara Reddy directed municipal authorities to devote more time on sanitation and cleanliness in the city and adjoining municpalities.

According to an official release, the Chief Minister gave the directions at a brief meeting this morning at his camp office before leaving for Nizamabad.

Dr Reddy said he was getting many complaints on unhygienic conditions in many parts of the city and the adjoining municipal areas and cautioned the authorities to be more vigilant and alert in maintaining cleaniness and healthy atmosphere.

''This is more important in the present scenario when Hyderabad is being hailed as the happening city and getting international recognition with the recent visit of U S President George W Bush,'' Mr Reddy observed.

The Chief Minister said more dust bins of international standards should be placed at all identified points and garbage collection made frequently.

He had spoken with heads of several municipalities on the need for continuous monitoring of civic amenities, personal inspection to know the civic conditions and redressing the problems in time.

Dr Reddy directed MA&UD Secretary S P Singh and the Municipal Commissioner Sanjay Jaju to make surprise visits frequently and monitor regularly the garbage collection as well as the sanitary conditions in the city and its surrounding municipalities.

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