Hyderabad: After achieving the tag of State’s first biodiversity heritage site for Ameenpur lake, the Telangana State Special Protection Force has now initiated efforts to develop Ameenpur as a garbage free panchayat.
Towards this, a meeting of office bearers of all the 65 colonies, apartments, garbage collectors and panchayat officials is scheduled for Saturday.
The meeting has been set up mainly to install garbage disposal systems and to implement a management plan for rejuvenation of the lake.
“The effort is to ensure that all garbage is scientifically collected and disposed off, so that Ameenpur Panchayat can be declared as Swachh Panchayat,” a press release said.
In the first stage, TSSPF along with Tejdeep Kaur Menon, Director General, Telangana Special Protection Force, who had led the revival of the lake conducted a series of meetings with garbage collectors and the panchayat officers and followed it up with a health camp for garbage collectors.
The colonies and apartment complexes in and around the lake were enumerated and engaged with garbage collectors to ensure that waste and litter was not dumped in the water body, the press release said.
The Ameenpur Lake, a serene water body in Patancheru mandal has been declared Telangana’s first biodiversity heritage site in November last year and joined an elite list of just seven such biodiversity heritage sites in the country.