Hyderabad , April 23 (IANS) The Hyderabad Metropolitan Water Supply and Sewerage Board (HMWSSB) has been selected for the HUDCO award for its outstanding contribution to the urban infrastructure sector.
Telangana’s IT, Panchayat Raj and Municipal and Urban Development Minister K.T. Rama Rao will receive the award to be given away as part of the central government enterprise’s 46th annual day celebrations in New Delhi on Monday.
Housing and Urban Development Corporation (HUDCO) chairman and managing director M. Ravi Kanth invited Rao to receive the award.
Expressing happiness over the selection for the award, Rama Rao said the Telangana government will leverage state-of-the-art technology for designing more and more innovative initiatives.
The minister elaborated on the new initiatives like automated billing for bulk consumers through GPRS, developing a grievance redressal mobile app, single window clearance for new tap connections and making rain water harvesting pits mandatory for according new house permissions.
Rao said the Telangana government recognises access to safe drinking water as a fundamental right of people and has taken up Mission Bhagiratha towards this end.
He recalled that the state has secured HUDCO’s award for the Water Grid Scheme apart from winning appreciation from the NITI Aayog and the central government.