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CSR in Hyderabad: Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation panel approves 16 CSR projects

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During a standing committee meeting presided by mayor Gadwal Vijayalakshmi, The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) panel has given a nod to a total of 16 Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) projects. These include CSR initiatives like pond rejuvenation, construction of community halls, and tree plantation drives.

Approved projects

Following are some of the proposed projects which have received a green signal.
With an aim to rejuvenate the ponds, lakes and other water bodies in and around Hyderabad, the standing committee has approved a MoU signing between Zonal Commissioner of Serilingampally and Malligavad Foundation for rejuvenation of Regula Kunta in Miyapur with CSR support for one year.
Restoration and beautification of the Pedda Talla Kunta in Upparapalli of Ranga Reddy district for three years has been approved. This will be taken up by the GST and Customs Department.
Another MoU signing has been approved between the Zonal Commissioner of LB Nagar Zone and Green Yatra company to maintain Kapra Lake for a period of three years.
Construction of a storm water drain from Pedda Cheruvu to Jangam Bandham Kunta has received green signal at the meeting. The purpose is to curb inundation in Ward No. 125 of Gajularamaram Circle. The drain will be built at an estimated cost of Rs 11.15 crore with CSR funds.
Construction of a community hall in Chandanagar has been approved, along with a multipurpose function hall at Jawahar Nagar. The estimated cost for this project is Rs 5.60 crore.
Minister of Municipal Administration and Urban Development of Telangana, K. T. Rama Rao
launched the ‘Lakes Development Programme’ with an aim to revitalize and develop 50 water bodies in and around the city in March this year

Lakes Development Programme

In March this year, it was announced that a total of 50 lakes, 25 of which belong to the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) and the rest under the jurisdiction of Hyderabad Metropolitan Development Authority (HMDA) will be rejuvenated with Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) funds by private companies in Hyderabad. Minister of Municipal Administration and Urban Development of Telangana, K. T. Rama Rao inaugurated the ‘Lakes Development Programme’ in Hyderabad on 28th March.
At the inauguration event, Minister K. T. Rama Rao handed over MoU certificates to the real estate development companies that have adopted lakes for development. A lot of these are real estate developers. The private companies have adopted these lakes as part of their CSR initiative and will be revamping the same under the supervision of the GHMC and HMDA.