Hyderabad Wins Swachhta Award 2018!
The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) was awarded Swachhta Excellence Award by the Union ministry of housing and Urban Affairs.
Among several metro cities in India with a population over 10 lakh, Hyderabad is the only city that bagged this honour.
Some of the crucial steps taken by community-based organizations like women self-help groups to spread awareness about solid waste management works worked out well.
Replacing tricycles with 2500 Swachh auto tippers is another step towards success.
As per the survey of environmentalists, sanitation standards are very poor in other metro cities than in Hyderabad.
Still, there are a lot of things that need to be improved like capping of dump yard should be done scientifically as per the rules of the solid waste management rules.