Sri M. Dana Kishore, IAS, Managing Director, HMWSSB has inaugurated the one week orientation programme on 26-04-2021 to the newly recruited managers at Board office through virtual. On occasion, the Managing Director has stated that the Manager post in HMWSSB is very important to work at the ground level. He has to maintain good relations with Consumers, Local Public Representatives like Municipal Corporator’s, MLA’s and with various Residents. Water is essence for life and the managers are to see that no one should suffer without water. They must be available to the public and solve the problems immediately like Sewerage Flow, Pollution, Leakages and so many. Every manager has to feel proud working in HMWSSB. Dr. M. Satyanarayana, Executive Director and other Directors participated in the occasion.
On the instruction of Sri. K.T. Rama Rao, Hon’ble Minister for MA&UD started an exclusive health camp for COVID Vaccination for HMWSSB staff for above 45 years age at Goshamahal Circle office. Sri D. Sridhar Babu, Director (P&A) has started the camp and said that all the staff of HMWSSB who are the frontline workers and having above 45 years including outsourcing employees are to make use of this opportunity. The employees working from 1-7 Divisions of HMWSSB are attended in large scale and got vaccinated on the day. Sri Abdul Khader, CGM(P&A) and others participated.
The HMWSSB has celebrated the 130th Birthday celebrations of Dr. B.R Ambedkar at Board office on 14-04-2021. Dr. M. Satyanarayana, ED, HMWSSB has garlanded the photograph and offered tributes along with HMWSSB staff. Members from Jalamandali SC / ST Welfare Association participated in the occasion.
The HMWSSB has celebrated the 195th Birthday celebrations of Mahatma Jyothi Rao Pule on 11-04-2021 wherein the Managing Director has garlanded the photograph and paid tributes. Sri Jyothi Rao Pule was struggled hard against Un-touchability and Child Marriages. Education is only the tool for the development of an individual irrespective of caste, creed and religion. On occasion, the staff from HMWSSB and Association members from BC Welfare attended.
Sri K.T. Rama Rao, Hon’ble Minister for MA&UD has handed over the appointment letters to the 93 newly recruited Managers in HMWSSB at a held on 08-04-2021 at Dr. MCR HRDI, Hyderabad in presence of Sri Arvind Kumar, Principal Secretary of MAUD, Sri M. Dana Kishore, MD, HMWSSB and other officers. On occasion the Minister said, since State formation the Telangana Government given top priority to employment and maintaining transparency in recruitment for government jobs. About 1.3 lakh vacancies were filled in the government sector and another 15 lakh jobs were created in the private sector by attracting investors into the State. The selection process in HMWSSB was transparent and said that “Just as you have achieved your job without giving a single rupee, you should work without taking even one rupee and with honesty. Take the job as a challenge and work for the growth of the Water Board”.
The HMWSSB has celebrated the 114th Birthday celebrations of Dr. Babu Jagjivan Ram, the then Dy. Prime Minister of India on 05-04-2021. On the occasion, the MD, HMWSSB has garlanded the photograph and offered tributes. Various officers and SC / ST Employees Welfare Association members participated and paid tributes.
A team of 8 newly recruited IAS trainee officers 2019 batch visited HMWSSB office on 31-03-2021 for one day orientation. The Managing Director, HMWSSB has clarified about various section and the job chart that is being implemented by HMWSSB everyday.
Supplying of pure and safe drinking water after chlorination for about 1 crore people upto the ORR limits on one side and the treatment of sewerage water and releasing into Musi river on the other side are two hand in hand of HMWSSB. The Water Transportation from Krishna and Godavari Sources, Pumping and Lifting, Transmission and Distribution, Chlorination, Treatment, Operation and Maintenance are some of the key elements in the day to day job charts of every employee in HMWSSB.
The Sewerage Jetting Machines introduced for the first time in HMWSSB are appreciated by Prime Minister office. The HMWSSB has got ISO certification for providing safety drinking water among all cosmopolitan cities like Delhi, Bombay, Chennai etc.
The Managing Director, HMWSSB in the meeting held on 25-03-2021 on the progress of 20 KL Free Drinking Water has stated that the Government has given 30-04-2021 as last date for Aadhaar Linkages and hence all the HMWSSB staff are to speed up the process. A total of 500 teams have been engaged to work at the ground level by visiting house to house for Aadhaar Linkage and also for fixing of new meters. Out of 7,64,568 connections in domestic category only 152588 connections have only completed Aadhaar Linkage and out of 22111 Bulk / MSB connections only 1594 are linked with Aadhaar. This shows very poor performance at the ground level and hence all the staff from Excutive Director level to Manager level are to work hard and speed up the process before last date.
The Institute of Engineers, Khairatabad has organized World Water Day celebrations on 22-03-2021 wherein Sri M. Dana Kishore, MD, HMWSSB has participated as chief guest. He said that Water has to be utilized judiciously and not to waste the precious water as so many countries are facing acute water shortage for drinking. The countries like Singapore and Israel are having less water resources but using them judiciously.
The visionary Chief Minister of Telangana State has given top importance for water not only by raising the levels of Groundwater through Mission Kakatiya but also 99% of the villages in the Telangana State are getting drinking water through Mission Bhagiratha. Kaleshwaram Project is one of the largest lift irrigation in the Asia cultivating lakhs of acres in the Telangana State.
The Government of Telangana has sanctioned many more projects like Keshavapur and Sunkishala for providing drinking water to the Hyderabad city so as to avoid shortage of drinking water in near future. Dr. G. Rameshwar Rao from Institute of Engineers and others senior officers from HMWSSB are participated in the event.
On the occasion of the World Water Day on 22-03-2021 the HMWSSB in coordination with NGOs and Public Representatives has rejuvenated 1000 Rainwater Harvesting Structures located across the city. Sri T. Srinivas Yadav, Hon’ble Minister for Animal Husbandry along with MLA’s, MLC’s are participated in the event. The rejuvenation of RWH Structures will be continued till 15th May 2021 before arrival of monsoon.
The Elets organization in coordination with Ministry of Jal Shakti Abhiyan and Namami Gange Mission conducted the 2nd National Water and Sanitation Innovation Summit on 18-03-2021 and awarded “Excellence Award” to HMWSSB Theme Park in the Category of “Innovation in the Rainwater Harvesting by the District”. The award ceremony was held through virtual from New Delhi in view of COVID Pandemic. The Theme Park was inaugurated on 18-10-2018 by arranging 42 types of Rainwater Harvesting Methods. This is the 2nd Theme Park in India after Banglore.
Sri M. Dana Kishore, IAS, Managing Director, HMWSSB has reviewed the progress of 20 KL Free Water Supply Scheme with all ED, Directors and CGM’s on 09-03-2021. A Biometric equipment will be supplied to each section for Aadhaar Linkages so as to enable every meter reader to visit house to house by carrying the equipment for easy process. The Managing Director has instructed that every Manager has to install 300 new meters by identifying connection without meters. The Scheme will be applicable only from the data of new meters installation.
International Women’s Day in HMWSSB was celebrated in a grand gala on 08-03-2021 organized by women employees of HMWSSB. Sri M. Dana Kishore, IAS, Managing Director, HMWSSB along with actress Smt.Roja Ramani and Smt.Satyavani, Social Activist lightening the lamp on the occasion. Women are serving in different roles and leading a successful life as Mothers, Sisters, Wife’s, Employee’s in the society.
The 53rd Indian Water Works Association (IWWA) Annual Convention was held at Shilpa Kala Vedika, Madhapur on 05-3-2021. Sri Pocharam Srinivas Reddy, Hon’ble Speaker TSLA has inaugurated the convention by lightening the lamp. On occasion the speaker has elaborated about the various water related schemes that are being implemented by the newly created Telangana State. Mission Kakatiya, Mission Bhagiratha, Kaleshwaram Project are among them. The Chief Minister has also sanctioned 20,000 litres Free Drinking Water Supply to every domestic and slums areas in the Hyderabad City. Dr. M. Satyanarayana, Executive Director of HMWSSB was elected as new chairman of IWWA for the year 2021-22.
Sri M. Dana Kishore, IAS, Managing Director, HMWSSB has reviewed the progress of 20 KL Free Water Drinking Supply Scheme and the ongoing Aadhaar Linkage process on 13-02-2021. The water meters those who doesn’t have must get fixed the new water meters to avail the scheme. The HMWSSB has provided the orientation to all the water meter readers for arranging the newly water meters by visiting house to house.
A Team of 22 Municipal Commissioners and Senior Officers from Andhra Pradesh State Municipal and Urban Development department (APSMUD) visited Rain Water Harvesting Theme Park of HMWSSB as a part of their study tour on 02-02-2021. The team lead by Sri Sampath Kumar, IAS, MD, APSMUD and Smt. Srujana, IAS Vizag Municipal Commissioner. The Officers were explained them about 42 types of Rainwater Harvesting methods which are located in the RWH Theme Park. Later they visited the Sewerage Treatment Plant at Amberpet accompanied by Dr. M. Satyanarayana, Executive Director, HMWSSB.
As the T.S.Transco availing power shut down on bulk load feeders at 132KV substations at Kodandapur, Nasarlapally and Godakondla in Nalgonda District for replacement of damaged CT’s and PT’s and maintenance of bus feeders to maintain uninterrupted power supply to HMWS&SB pumping stations. Due to this there will be power shut down from 10.00 am to 4.00pm on Monday the 8th March 2021.
There will be short water supplies on Monday the 08.03.2021 under Krishna Ph-I,II & III commanding area reservoirs as follows:
Santhosh nagar, Vinay nagar, Saidabad, Asmangadh, Yakutpura, Mahboob mansion, Narayanaguda, Boggulakunta, Adikmet, Shivam, Chilkalguda, Riayasath nagar, Aliabad, Miralam, BN Reddy nagar, Autonagar, Vanasthalipuram, Maruthinagar, Elugutta, Habsiguda, Nacharam, Boduppal, Tarnaka, Lalapet, Marredpally, Cantonment, MES, Prakahnagar, Mekalamandi, Balapur, Maisaram, Sahebnagar, Mailardevpally, Bandlaguda, PDP, Golden Heights, Suleman Nagar, 9No. Bhojagutta, Allabanda, Gandhamguda, Asifnagar, Prashasan nagar, Madhapur and Shaikpet reservoirs.
HMWSSB request the consumers to use water conservatively to avoid inconvenience.
HMWSSB has celebrated the 72nd Republic Day at Board office in a grand manner. Sri.M.Dana Kishore, IAS, Managing Director, HMWSSB unfold the Tri-Colour National Flag along with the Board staff. Since the Government has declared the 20 KL Free Drinking Water Supply to Hyderabad Citizens, all the Board employees are to work rigorously and implement the scheme successfully, said the MD on occasion. All the Senior Officers and Board Employees are participated in the Republic Day Celebrations.
As per the guidelines issued by Government all Domestic-Slum, Domestic-Individual, Domestic- Multi Storeyed Building(MSB)/Bulk connections are eligible for 20 KL (20000 liters) free water supply once they link their Customer Account Numbers (CAN) with Aadhaar as per G.O.Ms. No.211, MA&UD (MA) Department, Dt: 02-12-2020.
Further, Domestic-Slum connections are NOT required to fix meters for availing the scheme, however, other Domestic-Individual, Domestic-MSB/Bulk connections shall get "Functional Meters Fixed" to their connections for scheme eligibility.
15mm Size – Meter cost Rs.1100-00
GST @ 18 % Rs. 198-00
Fixing charges Rs. 200-00
20mm Size – Meter Cost Rs.1650-00
GST @ 18% Rs. 297-00
Fixing charges Rs. 200-00
Presently, 1 Lakh meters are available for supply by all the agencies put together. The agencies will take up further manufacture of meters in due course.
Billing: Domestic Slum connections whose Aadhaar authentication is completed, are eligible for 20 KL FWS with effect from 01.12.2020.
For CANs with functional meters as on 01.12.2020 AND whose Aadhaar authentication is completed From 01-04-2021 Free Water Rebate Bills will be issued "with effect from 01.12.2020", for all 4 months at once to all Domestic-Individual/MSB/Bulk consumers, dividing the readings for the 4 months. If consumption is beyond 20 KL per month, bill will be charged for such excess consumption.
However, the scheme will continue to be in force after 01.04.2021 and the consumers can avail 20 KL free water rebate from the date they fix functional meter and complete Aadhaar authentication.
Sri.K.T.Rama Rao garu Hon’ble Minister for MA&UD has launched the 20 KL Free Drinking Water Supply Scheme on 12th January 2021 in presence of various Ministers and Peoples Representatives at SPR Hills, Rehmat Nagar, Hyderabad.
The Scheme will benefit over 9 lakh households in the city. Despite financial constraints in the wake of COVID-19 pandemic, the Chief Minister has declared the scheme with commitment towards the welfare of the Poor and Needy.
The Rs. 500/- Crore burden arising due to the implementation of the scheme will be borne by the Government, said Minister KTR.
Domestic consumers need not pay water bill for using less than 20,000 litres water per month. For water use above 20,000 litres, consumers have to pay a tariff as per meter reading. All eligible customers of the scheme are required to link their Aadhaar Card to their CAN numbers, said the Minister on occasion.
When other metro cities like Chennai suffering from scarcity of drinking water and the same was being transported through trains from far-off places, it is due to the farsightedness of CM KCR that Hyderabad was not facing such problems, the Minister said. Hyderabad is being supplied safe drinking water with great efforts of HMWSSB from River Godavari and Krishna and various projects like Ring Main and Keshavapuram that are being taken up to ensure that there will not be any shortage of drinking water till 2048, said Minister Sri KT Rama Rao.
Sri K.T.Rama Rao garu, Hon’ble Minister for MA&UD has inaugurated the twin reservoirs of 5.0 ML capacity (2.5 ML each) at Vasavi Nagar zone in LB Nagar circle on 9th January 2021. The reservoirs are constructed at a cost of Rs.9.42 Crore which could serve 15,900 tap connections benefiting a population of 88,000 of Maruthi Nagar, Pahinigiri Colony, Ramalingeshwara Colony, Vinayaka Nagar, Satya Nagar, Ratna Nagar, Vasavi Colony, Alkapuri, Mohan Nagar, Sowbhagyapuram, Vijayapuri Colony, New Nagole and nearby Colonies in the LB Nagar Circle.
The “Sheer Wall Shaft’’ Technology has been used in the construction of these two Twin Reservoirs. This technology generally will be used in the huge building structures.
Hon’ble Minister Sri.CH. Malla Reddy along with local MLA Sri.Sudheer Reddy, Mayor and Dy. Mayor participated in the programme.
The Jalamandali Engineers Association (JEA) of HMWSSB organized the New Year Celebrations of 2021 in the Board Office on 02-01-2021 wherein Sri M. Dana Kishore, IAS, Managing Director, HMWSSB has released the New Year Diary published by JEE. On occasion the Board employees observed two-minute silence in memory of the deaths of HMWSSB staff during Covid-19 period.
The Managing Director, HMWSSB has stated that the Board employees are to work with devotion and put their efforts to reach the goals of the Board in the New Year 2021. The staff working in HMWSSB should feel proud that they are providing safe drinking water to lakhs of people living in twin cities.
Sri M. Dana Kishore, IAS, Managing Director has given appointment letters to the newly promoted 29 Managers at the Board office on 29th December 2020. The JNTU has conducted examination for the internal candidates of Technical Grade Assistants, Work Inspectors and General Purpose Employees. Out of 69 members appeared for the examination, 29 members are selected for Manager Posts.
Due to the attending junction work on existing 1400mm dia MS Krishna Drinking Water Supply Phase-II Ring Main-I from Mailardevpally to Tolichowki gravity main for facilitating the construction of proposed downward ramp for PVNR Expressway at Pillar No. 160 and 169, there will be shutdown for 24 hours from 06.00AM on 31.10.2020 (Saturday) to 6.00AM on 01.11.2020(Sunday). Hence, there will be no water supply/short water supply to the following areas on 31.10.2020:
Mehdipatnam, Karwan, Langer House, Kakatiya Nagar, Humayan Nagar, Talagadda, Asifnagar, MES, Shaikpet, OU Colony, Tolichowki, Mallepally, Vijay Nagar Colony, Bhojagutta under O&M Div-III, Ziaguda, Red Hills, Secretariat, Old MLA Quarters, Allabanda under O&M Div-IV, Gagan Mahal, Himayath Nagar under O&M Div-V, Budvel, Hyderguda, Rajendranagar, Upperpally, Suleman Nagar, MM Pahadi, Attapur, Chintalmet, Kishanbagh under O&M Div-XVI and Gandhamguda, Kismathpur under O&M Div-XVIII reservoir areas.
HMWSSB request the consumers to use water conservatively to avoid inconvenience.
Sri M. Dana Kihsore,IAS Manging Director, HMWSSB along with Sri. Arvind Kumar, IAS Principle Secretary, MA&UD and other Senior Officers inspected the 5 MLD capacity of STP near Durgam Cheruvu on 09.09.2020. He said no untreated water should be entered in Durgam Chervu as the cable stayed bridge is near to the tank supposed to be open to the public in next few days. The existing 5 MLD capacity of STP will be enhanced to 7.5 MLD in next few days. The measures will be taken to install CC TV cameras at the inlet and outlet places near to the STP.
In view of the Cable Strayed Bridge at Durgam Cheruvu shortly opening for public Sri M. Dana Kihsore, IAS, Managing Director, HMWSSB has inspected the 5 MLD capacity STP located at Durgam Cheruvu on 08.09.2020. The Managing Director said that 1781 MLD of sewage is being generated in the city and out of 770 of MLD is treated through STPs located at various parts of the city. The quality of treated water let into Durgam Cherugu will be monitored for every four hours through a third party agency. Strict will be viewed against the public if untreated sewage water is being letting into Durgam Cheruvu. CCTV cameras will be installed at inlets and outlets near to the STP and round the clock check will be done.
Sri K.T. Rama Rao, Hon’ble Minister for MA&UD along with Sri Arvind Kumar, IAS Principal Secretary, Telangana State have reviewed the HMWSSB works at Pragathi Bhavan on 05.09.2020 along with Sri.M.Dana Kishore, IAS, Managing Director, and other Directors of HMWSSB. The minister has reviewed about the progress of Sewerage Master Plan, Keshavapur Reservoir, Ring Main Construction etc.
Sri M.Dana Kishore, IAS, Managing Director has reviewed the progress of One Time Settlement (OTS) with all officers concerned. He said that 3 to 4 collections gangs are to be formed to every section for more revenue collection including by using the services of Self Help Group Members, Mobile Collection Vans. An exclusive strategy for every section and by every division has to be adopted to get more number of collections.
Sri M.Dana Kishore, IAS, Managing Director, HMWSSB has launched 40 numbers of Mobile Collection Vans in Board Office meant for One Time Settlement (OTS).
These vans will go around the city for collection of OTS payments and the people should avail the opportunity of OTS scheme through these vehicles.
These vehicles are equipped with Speaker, Computer, Printer along with a operator for collection and issuing of receipts on the spot after the payment made.
Mobile Collection Vans launched by MD, HMWSSB on 24.8.2020
Sri M.Dana Kishore, MD, HMWSSB has launched One Time Settlement (OTS) Customer Care Centre in the head office on 19 August 2020. The call centre will be available for consumers on the toll free number of 155313 in order to clear people's doubts about the OTS. The OTS is an opportunity given by the government for the availment of paying principal amount without interest.
The call centre had 45 executives works in 2 shifts by informing the callers to know how much of the bill amount and would be waived for each of them. A dash board was established in order to get information in detail about the OTS collections day to day.
In addition to the call centre on OTS, a vast publicity campaign has also taken up to reach the message on OTS at grass root level.
Sri.K.T. Rama Rao, Hon'ble Minister for MA&UD released the publicity material of Posters, Pamphlets and Banners of HMWSSB brought out on One Time Settlement OTS in his chambers at Pragathi Bhawan today.
The OTS opportunity given by the Govt to facilitate the public by waving of interest amount that is accumulated longer time and to pay the actual Principal Amount only within 45 days from 1st August, 2020. The last date for ots is 15th september said the Minister. All the staff working at ground level shall work hard to recollect the pending water bills so as to get the Revenue to the Board and ultimately, it is the peoples responsibility also to support the Government by clearing their pending water bills.
Sri Arvind kumar, Principal Secretary of MS&UD, Sri M.Danakishore, MD, HMWSSB, Sri Praveen Kumar Sri Ravi, Directors and other officers participted on occasion.
The efforts of HMWSSB to maintain quality in Treatment, Storage, Pumping, Transmission and Distribution was recognized by ISO Certification agency and has renewed the certificate issued in this regard after due audit. The audit process is elaborate and as covered various aspects of Treatment, Storage, Pumping, Transmission and Distribution. The audit also looked at the Chlorination process and has certified its operations as continuation of quality parameters fixed. The Certificate issued is valid up to 2023.
In the meeting held by the Managing Director, HMWSSB reiterate the efforts made by the HMWSSB employees from GPE to Director level striving hard to they level best in maintaining in the qualitative water supply to the consumers of Hyderabad with their committed services lead in supplying qualitative water regularly.
The Certificate was awarded for maintenance the standard while drawing the water Transmission and Distribution to the customer’s satisfaction.
The Telangana Electricity Regulatory Authority (TSERC) extended concessional power tariff by reducing the power charges to Rs. 3.95 per unit to HMWSSB. The new tariff will help the Board to save Rs. 22.5 crore per month and Rs. 270 Crore per Annum. The Water Board was incurring huge power bills by pumping water to Hyderabad from Krishna and Godavari drinking water sources.
Keeping in view of the power tariff extended by the government Sri M. Dana Kishore, MD, HMWSSB along with Executive Director and Directors met Sri K.T. Rama Rao , Hon'ble Minister for MA&UD in his chambers and thanked the Minister for taking up the issue with Chief Minister.
Sri.M.Dana Kishore, IAS, Managing Director, HMWSSB held a Tele-Conference with Directors, Chief General Managers(Engg.), General Managers(Engg.) on the issues of water supply, sewerage overflows and health condition of the frontline staff working on the field.
The Managing Director has instructed and emphasized all the Officers on the importance of the following issues:
He also directed the officials to regularly coordinate with the respective GHMC and Police officials in COVID containment areas.
Sri.M.Dana Kishore, IAS, Managing Director, HMWSSB participated in a program held at Jalamandali Park at Himayathsagar on Friday as a part of the sixth phase of Haritha Haram.
On occasion, the HMWSSB Staff planted 10000 saplings of 14 varieties in a one acre area. The Japanese famous plants botanist Akira Miyawaki plants which could grow fast and rapid speed in a short period of time. It requires more sunlight land tilted with Vermi compost.
Among others who accompanied the Managing Director during programme include Dr.M.Satyanarayana, Executive Director, Sri.D.Sridhar Babu, Director(Projects-2), Sri.M.Yellaswamy, Director(Projects-1), Sri.V.L.Praveen Kumar, Director(Technical), Sri.Azmeera Krishna, Director(Operations-1), Sri.P.Ravi, Director(Operations-2), CGMs(Engg.), HMWSSB.
Sri.M.Dana Kishore, IAS HMWSSB hold a Tele-Conference with CGM’s on Monsoon Action Plan on 19.06.2020. He said all the officers of HMWSSB to get prepared to resolve the issues pertaining to the water contamination, sewerage overflows which are mainly occurs during monsoon period. The safety grills are to be fixed to the manholes and cleaning of sludge remains in the sewerage pipelines has to be cleared from time to time during rainy season. He also instructed to concentrate on 100% revenue collection from the commercial establishments division wise.
Sri.Azmeera Krishna, Director(Operations-I), Sri.P.Ravi(Operations(II), CGM’s participated in the Tele-Conference.
Sri.M.Dana Kishore, IAS, MWSSB has resolved 13 complaints received from various areas during ‘Meet Your MD’ programme held on 6th June 2020. The complaints like low pressure of water, water contamination, sewerage overflows, higher billing etc. Later he reviewed on the monsoon action plan and instructed the officials for effective steps that people should not suffer due to water logging or sewerage overflow issues.
He said that safety grills have already been fixed to the 1.5 depth manholes and also instructed the officers to speed up for further fixing of safety grills to the manholes which have not yet been completed. The caution boards are also to be placed near to the deep manholes as indication to public.
The 6th Telangana Formation Day Celebrations held in Board office on 2nd June 2020. Sri.M.Dana Kishore, Managing Director, HMWSSB has unfurled the national flag. Later he hold a meeting with all officers and said that the government has a broader view on HMWSSB functioning and applauded by CM at various occasions. The government has already planned for un-interrupted water supply to Hyderabad city by the year 2040 and accordingly various reservoirs like Kondapochamma Sagar, Mallanna Sagar are under pipeline as a part of Kaleshwaram Project. Once Kondapochamma Sagar has come to FTL, there is a chance to get 170 MLD of water to Hyderabad city ever day.
Dr.M.Satyanarayana, Executive Director, HMWSSB, other Directors, officers and staff participated in the meeting.
Sri.M.Dana Kishore, Managing Director, HMWSSB conducted meeting on Monsoon Action Plan-2020 on 21st May 2020 at Board Office and reviewed in detail. All the manholes having 1.5 mtr depth are already fixed with safety grills and which ever have not been completed shall be fixed immediately. Around 185 hotspots of water logging areas are identified and hence the GM’s are requested to deployment of supervisors at every hotspot area. Every HMWSSB employee working on the field has to wear uniforms. The emergency rescue teams (ERT’s) are being used for emergency round the clock.
Sri.Azmeera Krishna, Director(Operations-I), Sri.P.Ravi(Operations(II), O&M CGM’s and GM’s,HMWSSB participated in the meeting.
The Sri.M.Dana Kishore, IAS, Managing Director, HMWSSB has appealed the people through a press note stating that all the consumers, shopping malls, commercials establishments and hotels are to clean their overhead tanks immediately and fill up with fresh water. The preserved water available in overhead tanks cannot be used after COVID-19 lock down period. This water was stored in the overhead tanks almost for 57 days which cannot be useful for drinking purposes.
Sri K.T. Rama Rao, Hon’ble Minister for MA&UD along with Sri Arvind Kumar, IAS Principal Secretary, Telangana State have reviewed Sewage System and STPs functioning on 18.05.2020 at Board Office, Khairatabad.
The Sri.M.Dana Kishore, IAS, Managing Director, HMWSSB has given a power point presentation on existing sewerage system along with STPs functioning. The Hon’ble Minister Rama Rao has said that the Hyderabad Sewerage System has to be strengthened further by identifying the availability open places nearby the existing STPs instead of searching for new places towards construction of new STPs through PPP mode. A vertical STP on Kukatpally Nala has to be taken up immediately said by the Minister. The fecal sludge treatment plants are to be taken up within the ORR limits to avoid the ground water contamination and there is a need for construction of slit chambers at every Function Halls, Hotels, Hostels, Hospitals and at every Commercial Buildings. Severe action will be taken up on the owners those who are not having slit chambers.
The Minister has also said that every apartment having 100 or more flats must have their own STP’s upto ORR limits and accordingly the HMWSSB/ GHMC has to prepare plans.
Dr.M.Styanarayana, Executive Director, HMWSSB, other Directors and officers also participated.
A Tele-Conference held by Sri.M.Dana Kishore, IAS, Managing Director, HMWSSB on 3rd April 2020 with all O&M GM’s for precautionary measures in the advent of COVID-19. Every employee has to wear masks and use sanitizers and maintain hygienic by cleaning premises with sodium hypochlorite. Every GM has to keep ready with 20 additional staff to move the areas in emergency.
Sri.Azmeera Krishna, Director(Operations-I), Sri.V.L.Praveen Kumar, Director(Technical), Sri.P.Ravi(Operations(II), CGM’s participated in the Tele-Conference.
The Sri.M.Dana Kishore, IAS, Managing Director, HMWSSB has resolved 24 complaints during Dial Your MD program held on 28th March 2020. Viz. low pressure of water, water contamination, sewerage overflows, high billing etc. Later he hold a teleconference with GM’s and instructed to keep their offices clean with Sodium Hypo-Chlorite and see that every employee must use masks and sanitizers and be available round the clock to solve any issues pertains to the public in the divisions.
The Managing Director has said that 4 task force special teams consisting 100 linemen, sewerage staff, 1 GM, 2 DGMs, 4 Managers, 1 Police Officer and his staff will be kept ready at the head office to move in emergency. The MD has instructed the GM’s saying that 20 additional staff are to be identified to work round the clock for water supply, tanker supply, steps on water contamination.
Dr.M.Styanarayana, Executive Director, HMWSSB and others participated in the meeting.
A Tele-Conference held by Sri.M.Dana Kishore, IAS, Managing Director, HMWSSB on 24th March 2020 in the advent of COVID-19 for precautionary steps by the entire staff of HMWSSB and he further sanctioned an amount Rs. 5000/- to each division for purchase and supply of Masks, Gloves. Sanitizers and other required material for the staff.
He informed the people in a press statement, that the water reserves are plenty and need not worry for hygienic measures. The sewerage staff like linemen and other technical staff are kept ready with air-tech machines for sewerage cleaning and to maintain hygienic conditions. The Entry Passes along with Masks and Gloves will be provided to all the HMWSSB staff to work at the ground level during COVID lockdown period.
The Managing Director instructed the GM’s to hold a similar tele-conference with their Managers and Technical staff every day on their health grounds and to take precautionary steps according to the situation.
Dr.M.Styanarayana, Executive Director, HMWSSB and others Directors spoke on Tele-Conference.
During the review of Summer Action Plan-2020 on 10th March 2020, theSri.M.Dana Kishore, IAS, Managing Director, HMWSSB has discussed the strategies for immediate water supply tankers to avoid the difficulties by the public. After an analysis with the officers the Managing Director has said that 230 additional water tankers shall be deployed apart from 23 filling stations and 110 filling points. The water tankers are to be delivered within 48 hours after the booking. Mini generators are to keep ready at the filling points if power failures. A third party will be deployed to identity the low pressure, water contamination and water supply to tail end points etc.
Hyderabad Metropolitan Water Supply and Sewerage Board has celebrated the International Women’s Day on 7th March 2020 at Board Office, Khairatabad, Hyderabad. Speaking on occasion as chief guest, Sri M. Dana Kishore, IAS, Managing Director, HMWSSB lighted the Lamp and said that the women has a great role in the society as Mother, Daughter, Daughter-in-Law, Teacher, etc. They have proved that they are the winners in the Universe irrespective of gender discrepancies.
He later distributed the awards to the winners in the competitions organized by Women’s Ministerial Staff. Prominent writers Athluri Vijayalaxmi, Potthuri Vijayalaxmi and various others participated.
Sri.M.Dana Kishore, IAS, Managing Director, HMWSSB has reviewed on Revenue collections and pending bills at a meeting held on 6th March 2020 and instructed to concentrate on collection of pending bills and reach the targets. Action has to be viewed on low pressure of water supply, sewerage overflow, water contamination etc.
Sri.Azmeera Krishna, Director(Operations-I), Sri.P.Ravi, Director(Operations-II) and concerned CGMs, DGMs and Managers, HMWSSB attended meeting.
A Criminal Case was filed against 40 members of M/s Ravi Shankar Residency, Hno: 5-2-122/107 in Tirumal Nagar, Kushaiguda for having illegal water connection on 4th March 2020 under IPC 269 & 430.
In the light of sewerage taken over by HMWSSB from GHMC from 1st March 2020, Sri M. Dana Kishore, IAS, Managing Director, HMWSSB has visited the Nagole STP on 2nd March 2020 to oversee the functioning of sewerage treatment. Out of 1781 MLD of sewerage is being produced from twin cities, only 770 MLD is being treated from Nagole STP and hence planned another 100 MLD to be treated from nearby STPs. The Managing Director has instructed the sewerage workers to wear the Masks and Helmets with implements while working at the site.
Sri.D.Sridhar Babu, Director (Projects-II),CGM (STP) and concerned officers accompanied the Managing Director on the site.
Since a day is left over for taking over the sewerage maintenance from GHMC, Sri.M.Dana Kishore, IAS, Managing Director, HMWSSB has hold another round of discussion with concerned officers to kick start with all men and machinery. The officers informed the Managing Director stating that 584 sanitation staff, 66 mini Air tech machines, 28 Air tech machines with uniforms are ready to start the work from 1st March 2020.
The Managing Director has suggested the officers to get start the sewerage works by inviting local MLAs and other peoples representatives so as to have an idea about HMWSSB has taken over the maintenance from GHMC. 66 wards from 7 Municipalities, 3600 KMs length of pipeline, 3.26 lakh Manholes have come under HMWSSB from 1st March, 2020
Dr.M.Satyanarayana, Executive Director, Directors and concerned CGMs, GMs, HMWSSB participated in the meeting
A criminal case was filed U/S 260, 430 by Vigilance Wing of HMWSSB for having illegal and unauthorized water connection against house owner Sri.Sayyad Sirajuddin, H.No:3-6-207, 207/2 of Himayathnagar area. The building has water connection without the permission of HMWSSB.
Sri K.T. Rama Rao, Hon’ble Minister for MA&UD visited Rain Water Harvesting Theme Park on 28th February 2020 along with Sri Arvind Kumar,IAS, Principal Secretary of MA&UD, GovTS. Sri M.Dana Kishore, IAS, Managing Director, HMWSSB has briefed the Minister about the Theme Park.
The Minister has gone round the Theme park and observed constructions of various types of RWH structures at the site. The Minister has said that this theme park will enlightened the students on the save water concept perfectly well. Initiation of WaLC is a thoughtful programme created by HMWSSB will certainly reduce the NRW for future generations. On occasion the Minister has released the WaLC diaries and new Blue Uniforms meant for the HMWSSB staff.
The HMWSSB is supplying 472 MGD of water every day to the citizens of Hyderabad City where as 170 MGD of water i.e. 77 crore litres is just being wasted by the public by negligence every day. This wasted water could be sufficient to quench the thirst of population like Warangal or Karimnagar Towns, Said Sri M. Dana Kishore, IAS Managing Direector, HMWSSB during WaLC Awareness Programme organized in Malakpet Constituency on 26th February 2020. On occasion Sri.Md.Balala, MLA Malakpet participated as chief guest.
It is further said by the Managing Director that an amount of Rs. 42/- is being incurred by the HMWSSB for every 1000 liters for transportation of water from source to house, where as the board is giving for only Rs. 7/- on subsidy rates to the poor people for the same quantity. People should understand the necessity of every water drop that counts.
The WaLC (Water Leadership and Conservation) programme has initiated to create awareness and understanding on reduction of wastage of water and water conservation for future generations. Various NGO’s, peoples representatives, students attended the meeting.
Sri.Azmeera Krishna, Director (Operations-I), Sri.P.Ravi, Director (Operations-II) CGM, GM, DGMs, HMWSSB participated in the event.
Sri M. Dana Kishore, IAS, Managing Director, HMWSSB has reviewed on the Summer Action Plan 2020 for ORR Villages and sanctioned an amount of Rs. 1.5 crores for erection of 17 new filling stations and for 60 water tankers to quench the thirst of 193 village population within ORR limits. The water tanker services are come into effect from 15th March 2020 positively. The Managing Director has instructed to sanction temporary CAN No’s as per the list collected from concerned municipalities.
Sri. Azmeera Krishna, Director(Operations-I), Sri.P. Ravi, Director(Operations-II) and concerned CGMs and GMs, HMWSSB participated in the meeting.
Certificated are awarded to 400 employees of HMWSSB staff after successful completion of their training on Energy Efficiency organized by Renewable Energy Department (GOI) on 24.02.2020 at a Hotel Abode in Lakdikapool.
The 400 employees undergone for training are divided into 9 batches @ 2 days training for each batch held from 28.01.2020 to 20.02.2020. The officials from Energy Management Division and HMWSSB staff have participated.
A criminal case was filed on two buildings at Lingampally and Moula-ali areas for having Illegal water connection one against the house owner Mr. Mohan Goud, Lingampally and second building against house owner Smt. Koushalya Devi in Moulali. These people are using unauthorized water connections without any permission of HMWSSB and hence booked under IPC 269 & 430.
Dr. Prashanth Mahapathra, Dean from Institute of Health System has given a one day orientation for QAT Wing of around 200 staff members on 22nd February 2020 at Board Office. The orientation consisting of chlorination levels in water quantity and precautions if any during chlorination leakages etc., Sri.Sunil Kumar, GM(QAT) and others participated.
Sri M. Dana Kishore, IAS, Managing Director, HMWSSB has reviewed ongoing progress of ORR water supply project on 20th February 2020. Village wise details, numner of bore-wells in every village, availability of water, requirement of new connections shall be collected as on hand information. Every connections has to given temporary CAN numbers. The pending bills to the Jalamandlali before and after 2017 are also to be collected and submit the report.
Sri M. Satyanarayana, Executive Director Sri.V.L.Praveen Kumar, Director (Technical) Sri.P.Ravi, Director (Operations-II), and concerned CGMs, GMs, DGMs and Managers participated in the meeting.
The HMWSSB staff have planted 666 various types plants in 4 acres area at Jalamandali Gandipet Park on the occasion of 66th Birthday Celebrations of Hon’ble Chief Minister of Telangana, Sri K. Chandra Shekar Rao on 17.02.2020. Keeping in view of the occasion Sri.M.Dana Kishore, IAS, Managing Director, HMWSSB along with other Directors released WaLC Diary meant for WaLC Volunteers, NGOs, and other officers related. CGMs GMs, DGMs, Manages and staff participated in the event.
The All India Industrial Exhibition Society (Numaish Society), Hyderabad awarded a Momento to HMWSSB for rendering Best Services to the Laks of visitors during the entire exhibition period from 01.01.2020 to 15.02.2020.
The Ministry of Renewable Energy has conducted an orientation program on Energy Efficiency for HMWSSB staff of Technical Grade-2, ATO, JTO, Managers and DGM’s held today at Jalamandali Training Centre, Hyderguda. The orientation consisting of Energy Efficiency in WTPs, usage in Lighting Systems etc., it will be held upto 20th February 2020 in different batches. Dr. B. Hemanth Kumar, Regional Director from Renewable Energy and others participated.
Sri M. Dana Kishore, IAS, Managing Director, HMWSSB has reviewed the ongoing progress of Sanathnagar Pilot Project on 12th February 2020 at the Board Office. Several issues have been discussed in meeting like house to house survey, water auditing by colour coding, NGOs and WaLC volunteers role, reduction of NRW, RWH structures, construction of slit chambers, water pipeline mapping, valves Geo tagging, sewerage overflow, water contamination, fixing sensors to the valves, erection of DMA meters etc. He also reviewed the functioning of Sewer Croc Machines for de-siltation.
Sri.V.L.Praveen Kumar, Director (Technical), Sri.P.Ravi, Director (Operations-II,) and concerned CGM’s and GM’s and NGOs participated in the meeting.
A joint meeting between Sri M. Dana Kishore, IAS, Managing Director, HMWSSB and Sri D.S. Lokesh Kumar, IAS, Commissioner, GHMC held today in board office and discussed on the issues of sewerage transfer and maintenance from GHMC to HMWSSB from 1st March 2020.
The suburban municipalities are having 66 Wards with a length of 3600 KM of sewerage pipeline and 3,26,254 manholes with a strength of 700 workers. The GHMC will pay an amount of Rs. 8.3 crores to HMWSSB every month for the next 5 years towards maintenance cost. The GHMC will hand over 29 air-tech machines, 66 mini air-tech machines to HMWSSB for sewerage maintenance.
Around 6500 representations received to get regularized illegal water connections under VDS-2019 and all they will be regularized by providing new CAN numbers said Managing Director, HMWSSB in a review meeting held on VDS-2019 in connection with a meeting held the ‘Dial your MD and Meet Your MD’ today. The Managing Director has also said to avail the opportunity of VDS-2019 till the last date of 21st February 2020 to avoid penalty, criminal cases etc.
On occasion 22 representations have been received in ‘Meet Your MD’ and 10 complaints have been resolved in ‘Dial Your MD’ pertains to low water pressure, sewerage overflows, etc.
Sri.V.L.Praveen Kumar, Director (Technical), Sri.P.Ravi, Director Operations-II, and concerned CGMs and GMs, HMWSSB attended the meeting.
The 71st Republic Day celebration held in Board office today. Sri M. Dana Kishore, Managing Director, HMWSSB has unfurled the National Tri-color Flag. Speaking on occasion, he applauded the services of HMWSSB staff for supplying the best qualitative drinking water to Hyderabad Citizens as per a report published in national dailies across India. The Hyderabad Metropolitan Water Supply Sewerage Board stands 2nd position after Mumbai for the best and purified water being supplied to its citizens. The organization has surveyed in 10 metropolitan cities like Delhi, Kolkota, Chennai, Banglore, etc.
Sri M. Dana Kishore, Managing Director, HMWWSB has reviewed the Revenue, NRW, Sewerage, WaLC issues with concerned officers and insisted upon the increasing of Revenue Collections and to reduce wastage of water to the maximum extent. The Managing Director has targeted to collect another 20% of pending payments from commercial connections. He also instructed the officers to identity the highest water wastage areas and take action accordingly.
Dr. M. Satyanarayana, Executive Director,Sri.P.Ravi, Director (Operations-II),Sri.V.L.Praveen Kumar, Director (Technical) and concerned CGMs and GMs, HMWSSB attended the meeting.
In view of the Government of Telangana instructions, the maintenance of the sewerage system up to ORR limits has planned to take over by the HMWSSB from 1st March 2020, the Sri M. Dana Kishore, IAS, Managing Director, HMWSSB has reviewed the preparatory works with concerned officers today at a meeting held in Board Office, Khiaratabad, Hyderabad on the 8th January 2020.
The available men and machinery like Air-Tech machines, Mini Air-Tech and other infrastructures having with GHMC shall be calculated and accordingly the report has to submitted to the Govt. for further action. On occasion Managing Director has also reviewed the Revenue Collections, NRW, VDS-2019. WaLC, ORR works.
Dr. M. Satyanarayana, Executive Director and Directors, HMWSSB concerned attended the meeting.