Hyderabad’s Municipal Administration and Urban Development Minister KT Rama Rao announced on Monday that silt carting machines, which transport sewage waste, will now be available to improve sanitation services for the city’s residents. The distribution of these machines is also seen as a benefit for many Dalit families.
The Minister personally handed over the silt carting machines to the beneficiaries during an event near the statue of Dr BR Ambedkar. Rao praised Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao for leading Telangana State in a way that follows the principles of Mahatma Gandhi, considering all sections of society regardless of caste or religion. He emphasized that the state’s administration has been carried out smoothly and without conflicts.
Rao highlighted CM KCR’s dedication to uplifting Dalits, mentioning that he is the only leader in the past 76 years to consistently support their progress. The Minister expressed his admiration for leaders like CM KCR who possess strong administrative skills.
Rao further explained that CM KCR has been implementing various welfare schemes and programs in the state, with Dalit Bandhu being a revolutionary initiative. As part of this initiative, 162 silt cart vehicles have been provided to Dalits for employment within the water board. This move is expected to create job opportunities for approximately 500 individuals. The water board will assign work to each vehicle and cover expenses such as driver wages, maintenance, and staff costs.
Rao emphasized the importance of using machines alongside human efforts to maintain clean surroundings. He mentioned that these machines have long been used in sanitation management and are essential for keeping our environment clean.