About 135 colonies evinced interest in participating in the contest.

The GHMC has awarded monetary prizes to 15 best colonies, three from each of the five zones for maintaining cleanliness, sanitation, greenery and local infrastructure well. Mayor B. Kartika Reddy and Commissioner M.T. Krishna Babu gave away the prizes at a special ceremony in the head office on 9 December 2011.

The Commissioner also announced that the Rs. 15 lakh, the prize money won by the best colony, would be spent for construction of community halls, roads, parks, etc., in their respective colonies. Those colonies paying 100 per cent property tax too would be considered for choosing the best colony next year, he said.


About 135 colonies evinced interest in participating in the contest earlier this year by applying with the zonal commissioners concerned and agreed to be evaluated by an independent agency - United Federation of Resident Welfare Association, Hyderabad, (U-FERWAS) for assessing the work of the residential welfare associations and grading them on the following parameters:

  • Cent per cent coverage of door to door garbage collection (20 marks),
  • 100 per cent litter bins at all commercial establishments (20 marks),
  • 100 cleanliness of roads, lanes, bye-lanes & open spaces (20 marks),
  • 100 per cent maintenance of greenery & cleanliness in park (20 marks),
  • 100 per cent maintenance of colony infrastructure viz., pathways, restrooms, lights (20 marks),
  • usage of plastics in the colony (negative marks) (- 10 marks).


The nodal agency made inspections from May 4 to Nov. 30 and allotted marks to the participating colonies. 

Lauding the services rendered by welfare associations, Mr. Krishna Babu pointed out that their work has brought a good name for the municipal corporation and the twin cities as a whole.

Ms. Reddy too praised the residential welfare associations for participating wholeheartedly in curbing usage of plastic bags of less than 40 microns.

Some of the welfare associations appreciated the GHMC's gesture and requested more such initiatives including permitting their involvement in various other developmental works and doing a quality check on the engineering works.

Telugu Desam floor leader Singireddy Srinivas Reddy and BJP floor leader Bangari Prakash requested similar awards be given at the circle and ward levels to incentivise people to improve their colonies. They also wanted senior citizens cards to be issued speedily.


Clean & Green Awards by GHMC - Hyderabad

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