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Officials directed to give priority to sanitation

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District Collector V Prasanna Venkatesh has directed the officials of Eluru city to give high priority to visible sanitation to promote cleanliness.

Collector Prasanna Venkatesh reviewed the sanitation management and development works in the city along with the in-charge commissioner and district Joint Collector P Arun Babu on Tuesday.

Speaking on the occasion, the Collector said that measures should be taken toward a clear change in sanitation management. The Collector said that a night sanitation programme should be undertaken in the market and food court areas of the city from Wednesday.

A team comprising 30 sanitation staff should be formed for the night sanitation programme, he said, adding that the Godavari and the Krishna canals in the city have been cleaned with great care, but necessary steps should be taken to keep them clean again.

Steps should be taken to keep the Tammileru canal banks clean, he said, stating that appointing at least one sanitary staff for every 2 KMs. The Collector ordered the appointment of a sanitary supervisor and a sanitary secretary for the purpose.

Main road areas and colonies in the city should be divided into two sections and developed as garbage-free and sewage-free zones, he told the officials, stating that Ramachandra Rao Peta, Fatehabad Road, Canal Road and Jangareddygudem roads should be developed as garbage-free and sewage-free.

The Collector warned of action if there is laxity in monitoring sanitation works, adding that in some places, the garbage is dumped on the dividers and steps should be taken to stop it . Collector Venkatesh said that the cleaning programme should be carried out in the rotation method by sweeping the 4 main roads with machines.

The Collector also reviewed the attendance of sanitation staff and said that the attendance was 85 to 86 percent in the month of November and ordered to increase it to 93 percent. Notices should be issued to those who have not attended duty during the last 6 months, he directed the officials.

The Collector directed the officials to remove the outsourcing staff from service if they are absent more than the prescribed leave. In order to prevent mosquitoes in the city, oil balls should be continuously placed in the drains and sewage removal programs should be carried out.

Repairs to Chataparru-Madepally road should be completed at the earliest, he told the officials, stating that steps should be taken to install modern gas-based cremation machines in the crematoriums.

Housing P D Venugopal, Municipal Corporation Additional Commissioner Bapiraju, Deputy Commissioner Venkateswara Rao, SE Venkateswara Rao, Municipal Engineer Bhaskara Rao, Incharge Health Officer Dr. Malathi and other officials were present.

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