GHMC has been awarded as the Best City for its improvement in Solid Waste Management under the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission for 2009-10. Union Minister, Pranab Mukherjee has presented the award to the mayor of Hyderabad, Banda Karthika Reddy on 3rd Dec during the national conference in New Delhi. A trophy and cash award is given under this award.
GHMC took the project of Solid Waste Management, which includes transportation to transfer stations, development of new stations, operation and maintenance, transportation to designated disposal facilities, development of four integrated waste management facilities and reclamation and re-use of existing sites. Nearly 1,005 dust bins and 2,384 workers are monitored by mobile technology. By December, this will be extended to all the circles.
Source: Express buzz