Centre will not provide even a half-penny in aid for the 2020 Hyderabad floods: KTR
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Hyderabad : Minister for Municipal Administration and Urban Development (MA&UD), KT Rama Rao, stated that the centre has not provided any assistance for the mitigation and relief efforts following the Musi river floods in Hyderabad in October 2020.
In response to questions in the assembly, the KTR stated that phase 1 of the government's flagship Strategic Nala Development Programme (SNDP) aimed to expand and regularise the outdated Nala network.
"At the time, a number of prominent leaders, including union cabinet ministers, visited the flooded areas. We anticipated that they would bring some money with them. They showed up, took pictures, expressed their grief, and demanded that the state government do this and that. "However, even after 18 months, we haven't received even half a paise from the centre," he said.
When Gujarat was flooded, however, the Prime Minister personally went there and provided Rs 1000 crores in aid. He remarked, "This is a matter of shame." KTR also targetted after union Tourism Minister G Kishan Reddy, a Secunderabad MP, saying that despite the fact that Kishan Reddy represents a part of the city, he has no interest in using central funds to help the city's residents.
The minister went on to say that 276 potential points in the city where clean water and sewage could mix have been identified, and that the process of rectification is underway. "During the previous administration, only 46% of sewerage was treated. However, the government is aiming for 100% sewerage treatment under Hon'ble CM KCR in order for Hyderabad to become a global city. This project will cost Rs 3866 crores, and all work related to this concept will be completed by the end of December.
A total of 37 sewage treatment plants are being constructed. "Hyderabad will be the first city in the world to be able to treat 2000 mld sewerage," he predicted.