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    Sanitation conditions in Hyderabad have become a major concern as piles of garbage accumulate on the roads and waste disposal systems are inadequate. This has been worsened by heavy rains, which spread the unattended garbage and make it difficult for residents and pedestrians to move around. The lack of proper sanitation also increases the risk of disease outbreaks.

    The deteriorating sanitation situation is troubling citizens who want a clean and healthy environment. The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation formed special teams to address the issue during the monsoon season, but the city continues to face problems with rainwater inundation, overflowing drains, and poor sanitation. This has led to a high mosquito population in many areas, causing residents, especially children, to suffer from viral and vector-borne diseases.

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    The entire city is experiencing a lack of proper sanitation. Although the garbage bins were removed as part of a campaign to make Hyderabad a “bin-free city,” the garbage collection points are now filled with heaps of garbage. Resident Welfare Associations (RWAs) blame the municipal authorities for turning Hyderabad into a “garbage city” and demand immediate action to maintain the city’s beauty both on the surface and within.

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    Garbage accumulation can be seen in various localities, including Khairtabad, Nampally, Malakpet, Santosh Nagar, Jubilee Hills, Banjara Hills, Somajiguda, Film Nagar, Shaikpet, Tolichowki, Kukatpally, KPHB, Begumpet, Ameerpet, Secunderabad, and the entire Old City. The sanitation teams have not attended to these piles of garbage.

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    Residents complain that garbage workers often do not collect the garbage for days, causing traffic congestion during peak hours. The foul smell and filth on the roads make it difficult for people to walk or drive, and many motorists skid due to the conditions.

    Activists emphasize the need for prompt action from the authorities to rectify the sanitation issues. They urge the implementation of effective waste management measures and improvement in sanitation arrangements throughout the city. The unattended garbage spread on the roads creates a foul smell and inconveniences citizens who have to deal with it every day.

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    Despite the municipal corporation’s efforts to maintain proper sanitation and prevent mosquito breeding during the monsoon season, the mosquito problem persists due to various factors. The management of garbage and drainage systems poses significant challenges for the civic body, as neglecting them for days turns them into breeding grounds for mosquitoes.

    The Old City remains the worst affected in terms of sanitation. Residents complain that the GHMC authorities have ignored civic issues in this area, forcing them to live in unhygienic surroundings. Piles of garbage near places of worship also cause inconvenience to people and devotees.

    For emergency sanitation services, people can contact the GHMC control room or report complaints through various channels such as the MyGHMC App, e-mails, Twitter, the GHMC Helpline Number, or their local corporators and elected representatives.

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    Rajesh M
    Rajesh M
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